For a few exceptions, see Irit Yezerski, “Iron Age Burial Customs in the Samaria Highlands,” Tel Aviv 40 (2013), pp. 72–98; note that the few reported tombs (many of which represent precisely the phenomenon discussed here, i.e., simple burials) do not change the overall pattern. If burials were as common in the Kingdom of Israel as in the Late Bronze Age, for example, hundreds of tombs would be expected to be found.