“In the entire area of concession, no evidence was found of human activity from the beginning of Middle Bronze Age II to Iron Age I. Such a hiatus may raise a double query: Either no connection is possible between Har Karkom and the Biblical story of Exodus, or the conventionally attributed dates for Exodus must be reconsidered. After the period of intense occupation in BAC times, the plateau and the valleys around it were abandoned from c. 1950 B.C. to 1050 B.C.” Emmanuel Anati, Is Har Karkom the Biblical Mount Sinai? (Brescia: Atelier, 2013), p. 19.