When October came, the team arrived for the fifth season and continued digging the houses.
In the middle of the season, they returned to the 'gold trench'. At last they were experienced enough.
They dug two new trenches near trench A. Nothing was found in one trench. However, in the other, they began to find burials. Alongside the bodies were stone and clay pots, combs, weapons and some jewellery.
By the end of the season, Woolley's team had found over six hundred burials. In mid-February, digging stopped and Woolley returned to England to study the exciting finds.