1982—one season; 1983—two seasons; 1984—one season; 1985—one season.


The original French reads as follows:

Pour retrouver ce monument précieux, j’ai parcouru avec soin tout le plateau méridional de la montagne, de même que j’en avais exploré le plateau septentrional; mais toutes mesrecherches ont été vaines.”


The following quotation omits citations and references to tables in the text.


A. Alt, Essays on Old Testament History and Religion (Oxford, 1966), pp. 125–126.


B. Mazar, “The Place of Shechem—A Sacred Land for the Children of Israel,” in Canaan and Israel—Historical Researches (Jerusalem, 1974), p. 149 (in Hebrew).


These scarabs are unique in Israelite settlement sites. The second scarab was found in the fifth season; it is securely dated to Ramesses II’s reign. Therefore, two scarabs date the possible founding of the site to the third quarter of the 13th century B.C.


In this we find a great similarity to house 314 at Masos, locus 1735 from stratum VIA from Megiddo, and other parallels from Ai, Hazor, Hazorea, etc.


The most recent analysis of Level I pottery has necessitated raising the date of the end of this level about 50 years.