Because distinguishing the final phase of Late Bronze Age II from the first phase of Iron Age I is difficult and subject to controversy, Tarler and I have refrained from ascribing the architectural unit formed by the mantle of the Stepped-Stone Structure, its rubble core and the terrace fills to either cultural horizon. Steiner’s failure to specify the method she has used for distinguishing between the two horizons, and/or her reasons for doing so, is yet another flaw in her analysis. For a summary of the issues, see Amihai Mazar, “The Iron Age I,” in The Archaeology of Ancient Israel, ed. Amnon Ben-Tor (New Haven and London: Open University of Israel, 1992), pp. 260–262.