Pottery parallels. There are extensive similarities between the ninth-century B.C. pottery unearthed at Jezreel (left column) and what is conventionally dated as tenth-century B.C. pottery found 8 miles west at Megiddo (right column)—so many, Finkelstein argues, that we must question the conventional chronology of early Israel. In his opinion, the pottery evidence shows that the layers at Megiddo that had previously been thought to represent the tenth century B.C. should be reassigned to the ninth century B.C.—putting the Megiddo and Jezreel pottery into the same era.