See, for example, certain similarities in the pottery assemblages of Izbet Sartah, which was probably an Israelite village, and those of Aphek, an Egypto-Canaanite urban center. Incidentally, the degree of similarity between Israelite material culture and the preceding Canaanite material culture should be evaluated at indisputably Israelite sites, and not at borderline or questionable sites such as Tel Masos.