Leading archaeologists still disagree about whether the seminomads of EB IV Palestine were remnants of the EB III population or invaders from is the outside. See, for example, William Dever, “From the End of the Early Bronze Age to the Beginning of the Middle Bronze,” in Biblical Archaeology Today (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1985), pp. 113–135; Suzanne Richard, “The Early Bronze Age;” and A. Mazar, Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, pp. 169–171.