Tel Aviv University/Pavel Shrago

The debate is complicated by what appear to be troughs placed at the entrances to some of the Megiddo “stalls.” Cantrell interprets certain marks on the horse-side of the troughs as evidence of a horse behavior, “cribbing” (or nipping), which would support the stables interpretation. On the other hand, storehouse proponents point out that the “stalls,” being cobbled, would require too much bedding to be practical for housing horses.