Past excavations in the neighborhood of Kefar Gevirol uncovered remains from the Arab village of el-Qubibah, comprising Ottoman-period remains of buildings and installations, including an underground reservoir (Jakoel 2012; Arbel, Greenvald and Ben-Ari 2013). An excavation adjacent to the current one uncovered several Ottoman-period tombs (Dagot 2005). A plastered architectural complex uncovered in the eastern part of Kefar Gevirol was also dated to the Ottoman period (Volynsky 2014). In salvage excavations conducted recently at the foot of the hill (Permit Nos. B-422/2014, B-431/2015, B-438/2015) refuse pits and fills of refuse discarded on the outskirts of the village were found, dating from the nineteenth–twentieth centuries (A. Cohen-Tavor, pers. comm.).
The current excavation uncovered a tomb (L102; c. 0.8 × 1.8 m; Figs. 2, 3) belonging to the Muslim cemetery of the Ottoman-period village of el-Qubibah, which was uncovered in the excavation on Dolev Street (Dagot 2005). The walls of the tomb were built of medium-sized fieldstones and a small quantity of grayish bonding material. The northern wall did not survive in its entirety. Within the tomb were the anatomically articulated bones of a female (Fig. 4) and scattered bones of a child, attesting to a previous disturbance of the tomb or to secondary use of the tomb. Near the tomb was a refuse pit (L103), which contained ashes and animal bones, as well as a clay tobacco pipe dated to the mid-eighteenth century CE (Fig. 5).