T. Dothan, “The Impact of Egypt on Canaan during the 18th and 19th Dynasties in the Light of the Excavations at Deir el-Balah,” in Rainey, Egypt, Israel, Sinai, p. 132: “Following the flourishing Egyptian settlement of Strata VI–IV during the Ramesside era, Philistine presence at the site is indicated by a number of pits containing large quantities of typical Philistine pottery dating to the 12th–11th centuries B.C. The pits also contain large quantities of typical Philistine pottery types, the sole indicators of the sounding of the final chord of Egyptian presence at the site during the early Iron Age and silent witnesses to the oft-observed pattern of the incorporation of Philistines into contemporary and former Egyptian settlements” (italics added).