when i went to school we were taught that the sea peoples came from romania. i still have my list of scholars who to that date had published it.Interestingly, there is no pottery evidence in the Eastern Med. of their arrival.
One might assume that a foreign mass of warriors would bring supplies for extended overseas and overland travel, but archaeology finds nothing to indicate the arrival of foreigners.
Prof. Trudy Dothan spent years trying to prove the invasion hypothesis but sadly admitted defeat.
Desborough, Rutter, Walberg, Deger-Jalkotzy, Small, Pilides, Bankoff, Meyer, and Stefanovich
it was based on pottery from the middle danube [cruceni-belegis] and lower danube [coslogeni culture] showing up in greece, anatolia and the eastern med in relation to the destructions. i hope the lady from the hebrew university is well acquainted with romanian archaeology because its pretty obvious they were right. you may have noted in the archeology news sources that huge cities have been found in romania lately that were burned and abandoned exactly at the correct time. iarcuri and urzica are the largest with iarcuri being 25% bigger than rome.
as you might note from the idols above it seems there was a northern population in tyre when the "sea people" arrived thus explaining why the city wasn't destroyed.Finally, a local origin for the Peleset/Philistines may have been found at Tel Ta'yinat near Alalakh by Tim Harrison of the Univ. of Toronto.
As research continues it appears a Mediterranean origin for the so-called "Sea Peoples" looks increasingly doubtful.
This should bring into question the conventional interpretations of the Egyptian reliefs, certainly they tell a story of war, but not of foreign invasion.
The Phoenicians/Fenkhu of the Levantine coast appear to have weathered the conflict as their cities suffered little by way of destruction.
i'm interested to see what gods the tel ta'yinat folks were worshipping. god idols are much better than pots could every be for tracing populations.
ps... it was a canadian university