Thirteen tombs were discovered, including one sarcophagus, two built tombs, four uncovered cist tombs and six covered cist tombs. The tombs were generally aligned northwest-southeast and a single tomb was oriented east–west. Not all of the tombs were excavated due to restrictions imposed by the Ministry of Religious Affairs. Four of the exposed tombs were moved in their entirety to a secondary burial place.
Sarcophagus T113. The sarcophagus was found sealed (0.75×2.05×1.00 m). The cover placed on it was sealed with white plaster. On the corners of the cover were four rounded and schematically carved knobs. The acroteria in the southeast was not preserved. The bones of at least five individuals were found inside the sarcophagus: two in primary burial and anatomically articulated and others, probably in primary burial that was disturbed. Three adults and two children were identified. No funerary offerings were found.
Built tomb T142. This tomb, located in the southern part of the excavation area, was divided into a southern space used for primary burial and a northern space used for secondary burials in ossuaries. Ossuary fragments and one ossuary were discovered. The latter, found in situ, was not excavated. The ceramic artifacts dated to the Early Roman–Byzantine periods. The mausoleum was apparently destroyed and plundered in the Byzantine period.
Built tomb T196. This was a built complex (3×3 m) situated in the middle of the excavation area; based on its shape, it was probably a mausoleum. The complex was built in dry construction of large well-dressed kurkar stones arranged as headers and stretchers; its floor was of light gray plaster. The entrance to the building was located in the south. A complex (L197; length c. 1.6 m) built of four very large kurkar stones that were meticulously arranged was discovered inside the building. No human bones, pottery or other artifacts were found. The contents were probably plundered.
Cist Tombs without Covers. Four tombs (T179, T190, T193, T201) were discovered; they probably had covers that did not survive. The sides of the cist tombs were built of medium- sized kurkar stones without mortar. The deceased were placed on top of each other in two of the tombs (T179, T201).
Cist Tombs with Covers. Seven tombs (T162, T178, T185, T195, T198, T209, T210) were discovered; some were documented and not excavated. Two of the tombs had gable-shaped covering slabs (T162, T209). Tombs T198 and T210 had a large limestone cover, the middle of which was carved in the shape of a gable. Tomb T178 was partially covered with small kurkar slabs. Tomb T185 was covered with massive ashlars and Tomb T195 had a covering of wide kurkar slabs.
Body fragments of discus-type lamps and fragments of Jewish stone vessels, such as measuring cups, were discovered in the refuse pit (L137), which was probably related to the funerary rituals conducted at the site. The excavation finds reflect the activity that took place northeast of Tel Yafo over the course of two main periods, Hellenistic and Early Roman.
The exposed architectural remains probably belonged to a farmstead that existed near the tell in the Hellenistic period.
The Roman period cemetery is the first to be discovered so far northeast of Tel Yafo. It included various types of tombs, most of which were devoid of offerings. Nearly all the tombs were oriented northwest-southeast. The burial in ossuaries and the exposed measuring cups are indicative of Jewish interment. Other tombs dating to the Roman period were discovered on Yehuda MeRagoza Street and in the Ganor Compound; it indicates that the areas around the tell were used as necropolis and that the settlement on the tell was limited in the Roman period. The architectural finds are consistent with the historical picture of Jaffa, which had a poor city status at this time.