In the 1969 publication of the results of the Danish Expedition (see Bibliography), Marie-Louise Buhl fixed the beginning of occupation at Shiloh in the Early Bronze Age, based on her impression of a few isolated sherds. However, our excavations have not produced even one single sherd of that era. The Early Bronze settlement in that fertile valley was at Khirbet er-Rafid, situated 1,000 yards (900 meters) southwest of our mound.