Conclusions

The Low Chronology resolves some thorny problems raised by the prevailing dating. Among other things, it closes the gap of a century or more between the beginning of monumental architecture (at Megiddo), and the appearance of other manifestations of developed administration in Israel and the entire Levant, such as monumental inscriptions, administrative ostraca and inscribed seals and seal impressions.

To sum-up, according to Finkelsteinís Low Chronology, strata which were previously dated to the 11th century BCE would now be dated to the 10th century BCE. In Israel, this includes Megiddo VIA and its contemporaries (e.g., Beth-shan Upper VI, Tel Hadar, and Yokneam XVII), and in Judah, Beer-sheba VII and Arad XII. Strata which were dated to the 10th century BCE should be re-dated to the 9th century BCE. Therefore, in Israel Megiddo VA-IVB and its contemporaries and in Judah Beer-sheba V and Arad XI date to the 9th century. Strata which were dated to the 8th and 7th centuries BCE should remain dated as such.

Introduction
The Prevailing View
The New 'Low Chronology'
C-14 Results
Chronology in Science Magazine