Moshe Weinberg, Michal Roche-Ben Ami and Israel Finkelstein

Carbonized raisins were discovered in a room of the pillared Iron Age I (12th to 11th centuries B.C.) buildings in Area C. This handful of charred fruit provides evidence of the burning that the author associates with the destruction of Shiloh by the Philistines in the mid-11th century B.C.