Following the trench cleaning, it became obvious that the backhoe damaged a niche (kokh) of a burial complex, situated north of the trench below a modern building. The complex was hewn into the soft kurkar bedrock, which precluded a further excavation below the building for safety reasons. The anthropological examination indicated that the skeletal remains consisted of at least three individuals of uncertain age and gender. Except for several non-diagnostic potsherds, no other finds were revealed.


Little can be said about the date of the burial. In light of previous excavations in the area (see above and ESI 18:55–56), it seems the burial belonged to the southern cemetery of Yafo, which was used from Middle Bronze Age II to the Byzantine Period.