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Before the Iron Age II (4500 – 1000 BCE)

Only a small percentage of pottery (about 0.5%) predating the Iron Age, the First Temple Period was identified. Most of this pottery dates to the Middle Bronze Age (ca. 1950-1550 BCE). An imported piece of Mycenaean pottery, which came by way of the Aegean Sea in the 14th century BCE (on the left). A Late Bronze pot shard with painted decoration.