In the current excavation a single burial cave was excavated that was hewn into the kurkar bedrock whose ceiling collapsed long ago and whose eastern wall was destroyed by the infrastructure work (L104; Figs. 2, 3). The plan of the cave was round (diam. 2.20 m, height 1.20). It is dated to the end of the EB I and the beginning of the EB II, and was probably reused in the MB IIA as evidenced by pottery vessels from that period that were recovered from the upper strata in the cave. The unarticulated human skeletal remains in the cave were in such a poor state of preservation that it was impossible to determine their sex and age.
The assemblage of vessels (Figs. 4, 5) from the cave is characteristic of burial assemblages from the EB I–II and is dated by the Aphek-type of carinated bowls (Fig. 4:1, 2; cf. Tel Aviv 12:17–28) that first appeared in assemblages from the end of the EB I and are common in the EB II. Three hemispheric bowls (Fig. 5:3–5), a teapot (Fig. 5:6), a cup with a loop handle that extends above the rim (Fig. 5:7), a jug (Fig. 5:8), an amphoriskos (Fig. 5:9) and a storage jar (Fig. 5:10) are of little help in dating the assemblage more precisely. The presence of MB IIA potsherds, including a storage jar (Fig. 5:11), in the upper strata of the cave alludes to the possibility that the cave was reused at this time, a phenomenon which was also noted in the 2002 excavation.
It seems that the cave was part of the Early Bronze Age cemetery that was previously excavated. To the best of our knowledge this is the southernmost tomb of this cemetery to be found to date.