Just noticed at the Centuries of Darkness website:
March 2009. A fascinating article has been published by Dr Rupert Chapman (British Museum), entitled “Putting Shoshenq I in His Place” in the Palestine Exploration Quarterly 141:1 (2009), pp. 4-17. Chapman presents a fresh analysis of a question that has intrigued archaeologists since 1926, when a fragment of a victory-stela of Shoshenq I (founder of the Egyptian 22nd Dynasty) was found at the site of ancient Megiddo in Israel – it was found in the ‘dump’ from earlier excavations, but which stratum did it originally belong to? While reattributing such a find a century after it was discovered is fraught with difficulty, Chapman deduces that it was orginally set up in Stratum V, which by cross-dating with his work on the pottery of Samaria must have been a 9th-century BC level. He concludes: “On the basis of the purely stratigraphic argument set out above, it becomes clear that Sheshonq I and his expedition should also be dated to the 9th century BC.” Chapman’s paper is the first study (outside Centuries of Darkness) to argue from archaeological grounds that the conventional dating of Shoshenq I to the late 10th century BC is incorrect.
I don’t buy the CoD model for chronological revision, but I’m thoroughly convinced it is incorrect to identify Shoshenq I with the biblical “Shishak” (1 Kgs 14). Tel Rehov carbon dating, pottery stratigraphy from Shoshenq destruction levels in Jezreel, and now the context of Shoshenq’s victory stele in Megiddo all argue for a ninth-century rather than a tenth-century date for his campaign.