A hewn bedrock terrace was discovered in a trench that had been dug by a bulldozer. The bedrock was overlain with two layers of accumulation (Fig. 2). Stratum II, on the bedrock surface, included grayish brown soil and a layer (thickness c. 15 cm) containing numerous human bones devoid of any other find. Stratum I, above Stratum II, included an accumulation of bedrock fragments mixed with soil and numerous potsherds, most of which dated to the Byzantine period. A pit ascribed to Stratum I penetrated Stratum II in the northern part of the trench.
The bottom Stratum II probably belonged to a burial tomb whose ceiling was destroyed. The pit that contained potsherds from the Byzantine period may indicate the time when the cave collapsed. Concentrations of interred bones prevail in the region, particularly in the Bronze Age; therefore the tomb may be ascribed to one of its phases.