The site was discovered in 1991, during road-building operations. German archaeologists Paul Yule, Gerd and Angelica Weisgerber and Manfred Kunter conducted a rescue excavation in response .
The preservation of the graves was excellent and they were not robbed. Five graves were salvaged. Particularly interesting was the intact grave of a warrior and another of a woman with numerous beads. A few years thereafter the cemetery was largely destroyed by road builders.