FROM JEAN-BAPTISTE HUMBERT AND ALAIN CHAMBON, FOUILLES DE KHIRBET QUMRÂN ET DE AÏN FESHKHA I, GÖTTINGEN: VANDENHOECK RUPRECHT, 1994, P. 225
GRAVE CONSEQUENCES. Burials at Qumran consist of human remains laid in a cavity or niche (loculus) at the bottom of a larger pit. The corpse was first covered with a row of large stones, and the pit—dug into the marl substratum—was then backfilled. Graves were marked by an accumulation of stones.