The ceramic typology appears to be earlier than Lachish III or Miqne II, but later than “classic” late Iron Age I–early Iron Age II (Miqne IV or Ashdod XI–X). Parallels may be identified in Kuntillet ‘Ajrud, Lachish IV–V or Ashdod IX–VIII. Preliminary radiocarbon dating would place the assemblage more in the early eighth than the late ninth century.