Ostensibly this model contradicts our views on the nomadization of the population at the end of the Middle Bronze. But the background of each period was so completely different that absolute comparisons between the two inverse processes cannot be drawn, especially since urban centers continued to flourish in the lowlands of the country during the Late Bronze period. Moreover, it is definitely possible to suggest the following sequence of events: weakening of the urban/rural communities and nomadization of large groups at the end of the Middle Bronze; further deterioration of the sedentary system at the end of the 13th century, forcing pastoral groups to settle down.