Associates for Biblical Research/David Livingston

Pottery sherds from cooking vessels date to the Middle Bronze II levels at Khirbet Nisya, about the time the authors believe the Israelites invaded Canaan.

Unfortunately, no architectural remains have been found on-site from this period. Erosion of the hilltop site and extensive building and farming during the Roman and Byzantine periods may have destroyed all building remains from the Middle Bronze settlement, say the authors.