See Steiner, “Redating the Terraces of Jerusalem,” Israel Exploration Journal 44 (1994), p. 15: “The pottery inside the [terrace] fill can only give a terminus post quem for the building of the terraces; it is, however, significant that no sherds from the tenth century B.C.E. or later were found. On the basis of this evidence, the construction stage of the terrace system can be dated to the late 13th or the 12th century B.C.E.”