The question under discussion is whether the dates of the Late Bronze (LBIIB)-LBIII (Iron IA) transitions in three sites in the southern Levant, namely Megiddo, Tell es-Safi/Gath and Qubur el-Walaydah occur at the same time, as has been proposed by Israel Finkelstein in his article in 2016 in Egypt and Levant. Here we respond to Finkelstein's comments. We add some new data, clarify the issues that were raised, and conclude that the Late Bronze (LBIIB)-LBIII (Iron IA) transitions occurred at different times in northern and southern Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
Issue number1
Early online date20 Nov 2018
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2019


  • microarchaeology
  • radiocarbon context
  • southern Levant
  • transition dating

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Archaeology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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