Stager, “The Archaeology of the Family,” pp. 1–35, points out that the stables at the post-lron Age site of Kurnub support the belief that these basins served as mangers. Abraham Negev, the excavator of Kurnub, describes the basins in the stables: “The western and eastern walls of the central hall contain doors and four ‘arched windows.’ Mangers built into the sills of the ‘windows’ indicate that the elongated rooms served as stables.” See “Kurnub,” in Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, ed. M. Avi-Yonah and E. Stern (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1977), vol. 3, pp. 722–735.