The latest excavations have revealed a “new” occupation level at Tell Aushariye: Level IV, which can be dated to the transitional period between the Late Bronze Age and the early Iron Age (ca. 1300-1100 B.C.). In consequence the stratigraphic sequence should be revised as follows:
the former Level IV is now = Level V
Level V is now = Level VI
Level VI is now = Level VII
Level VII is now = Level VIII
NB: Only section on the 2005 season follows this new system. For other sections levels older than Level III must be read as N+I.