Twelve rectangular cist graves hewn in the kurkar bedrock were exposed. Two graves (Nos. 8, 10; depth 0.6–1.0 m; Figs. 3, 4), devoid of any archaeological artifacts, were excavated. Some of the graves were oriented east–west, while others were aligned north–south (max. length 2.3 m, width 0.59–1.32 m). The graves were covered with long dressed kurkar slabs, set widthwise across the grave. Along the edge of the grave natural bedrock was quarried in a straight line to facilitate the placement of the covering stones.


A few fragments of pottery vessels were found around and above the graves. These potsherds included Eastern Terra Sigilatta bowls from the Late Roman period (Fig. 5:1, 2), baggy-shaped jars from the Byzantine period (Fig. 5:3–5), Gaza jars (Fig. 5:6, 7), Rhodian amphorae without seal impressions (Fig. 5:8, 9) and an amphora rim (Fig. 5:10) that cannot be identified with certainty. Fragments of glass vessels and metal were also discovered. The nature of the vessels is incongruent with that of funerary offerings and therefore the date of the graves is unclear. No burial remains or human bones were found and in all likelihood, the graves were never used.

A heap of seashells was discovered near Grave 5. One hundred ninety five thick, curved bivalves with a smooth face and of equal size were counted in a single mass. They are Glycymeris violacescens (Lamarck 1819), which is a very common bivalve along the Israeli coastline that washes up onto the beach during a storm. The large concentration of shells may be related to the ancient remains because the site is not located along the shoreline.