Volkmar Fritz

According to Volkmar Fritz, a better way to distinguish Israelites and Canaanites is from their dwellings: The four-room house—a house with three parallel long rooms (sometimes subdivided) and a fourth room across the back (also sometimes subdivided)—such as the example from Fritz’s site of Tel Masos—is typically Israelite, and thus a sure sign that an Iron Age site was inhabited by Israelites and not Canaanites.