At the eastern base of Ain Humran lies the boat-shaped cemetery. Built with large stone slabs, each discrete tomb appears as an add-on to its adjacent previous neighbor. Thus the field appears to consist of numerous rows. Excavations at Khor Sowli confirmed that the body was placed in a small central chamber well below the surface in the middle of the "boat". Such cemeteries were noted by early explorers and can be found both on the coastal plain as well as the uplands. From their initial use perhaps in the Iron Age, they continue to be constructed throughout the modern era.