Courtesy Margreet Steiner

In the 12th century B.C.E., according to Steiner, a series of terraces was built about the building. The collared-rim jar was found at the base of a terrace wall (a woman stands on the top of the wall). This terrace system, the potsherds in its fill, the building beneath it and the jar, Steiner claims, are the only remains of Jerusalem from Iron Age I (1200–1000 B.C.E.).