Ibid., p. 15. The variety of the finds surprised the excavator: “Such a multi-varied composition is surprising in a communal storehouse, for we would expect to find vessels for stock-piling (food) of a uniform shape;” “The rest of the vessels do not belong to a category that one expects to find in storehouses.” See Y. Aharoni, Hafirot Umehkarim, dedicated to Sh. Yeivin, Tel-Aviv 1973, p. 17.