Courtesy of Israel Finkelstein

Iron I Pottery. Plain and functional, these vessels from Shiloh date to the mid-11th century B.C.E. and include several large collar-rimmed jars, at rear, typical of the hill-country settlement sites. Often associated with the newly arrived Israelites, such pottery, according to Gottwald, can also be viewed as part of the indigenous Canaanite culture, suggesting that the Israelites emerged from Canaan itself.