Beth-Shean: Stratigraphic Table
(Updated: January 2001)

###:  Heavy Destruction

Period

Centuries

Beth-Shean

University Museum

Beth-Shean

Areas R

and S

Local strata

Beth-Shean

Other areas,

Local strata 

Medieval

11-12 CE

Level Ia

 

P1

Islamic

8-9CE

Level Ib

 

P2                L1

Byzantine

4-6CE

Level II

 

P3     H2 

                     L2

Roman

2-3 CE

Level III

 

P5

Hellenistic

2-1 BCE

Level III

 

P4

Iron Age IIB

Late 8th BCE.

 

-

P6  (poor remains)

Iron Age IIB

8th B.C. until 732

Level IV and Parts of Level v

 

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P7     

Iron Age IIB

9-early 8th 

Parts of  Level  V (?)

 

P8a-b

 

Mid 9th BCE

parts of Level V

 

P9

Iron Age IIA

10th  

parts of  Level V

###

S1

P10      N1

 

 

Iron Age IB

11th

 

Temples of Level  V and structures of Level Late VI

###

S2

-         

            N2    

 

Iron Age IA

12th   until  ca. 1140

Level VI

 

“Late VII”

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S3 a-b

S4

-

Q1       N3a-b

 

LB IIB

13th

Level VII

 

S5 

 

Q2       N4

 

 13th

Level VIII

 

 

LBIIA

14th century

Level IX1

R1a

 

LBIB

Late 15th century

Level IX2

R1b

 

LBIA-B

15th century

       -

R2

 

MBIIC

16th century

Level XA

R3

 

MBIIC

Late 17th century

Level XB

R4

 

 

Late 18th /17th century

Level XB/XI

R5

 

GAP

 

 

 

 

Intermediate BA  (MBI or EBIV)

23-21 centuries

Level XI (mixed)

R6

 

EBIII

27-24 centuries

Levels XI (part) - XIII

R11-7

M1

EBII

29-28 centuries

Part of  XIII and XIV?

R12 (may be  early EBIII)

M:  few sherds

EBIB

33-30 centuries

XIV

 

 M2       L(few remains)

 M3

 

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