This dating has recently been confirmed by the so-called Tel Zayit abecedary, discussed hereinafter. See Ron E. Tappy, p.Kyle McCarter, Marilyn J. Lundberg and Bruce Zuckerman, “An Abecedary of the Mid-Tenth Century B.C.E. from the Judaean Shephelah,” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR), No. 344 (2006), pp. 5–46. The abecedary can be dated stratigraphically no later than the tenth century and possibly earlier. The Gezer calendar cannot be dated stratigraphically, but it is the same script family as the abecedary. As McCarter notes, “This situation underscores the importance of the recovery of the Tel Zayit stone from a secure and well-understood context.”