Rapid canyon downcutting also occurred in surface channels along the eastern Dead Sea shore such as Wadi Kerak, causing partial erosion of the Early Bronze Age city of edh-. See Jack Donahue, “Hydrologic and Topographic Change During and After Early Bronze Occupation at Baµb edh-Dhraµ and Numeria,” Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan, ed. Adnan Hadidi, (Amman: Department of Antiquities, 1985), pp. 131–140. Thus, a falling Dead Sea level, rather than a tectonic event, could have caused the incision on both sides of the lake.