Event: Archaeology of Ancient Israel Lecture Series: “Israel and the Samaria Highlands: A Nomad Settlement Wave or Urban Expansion during the Early Iron Age?”


Date & Time

November 13, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Contact Information

Aaron Burke
aaburke@ucla.edu

Location

Kaplan (formerly Humanities) A51

Event Type

Other Event

Event Details

“Israel and the Samaria Highlands: A Nomad Settlement Wave or Urban Expansion during the Early Iron Age?”

Dr. Yuval Gadot, Director of the Institute of Archaeology

Tel Aviv University

 

Tuesday, November 13 at 2 PM

Kaplan (formerly Humanities) A51

 

Archaeology of Ancient Israel Lecture Series

Co-sponsored by the UCLA NELC Department, Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

 

The Iron I period witnessed a wave of settlements in the highlands of Israel, mostly in Samaria and to some extent in the Upper Galilee and Judah. This wave is usually associated with the genesis of Ancient Israel and is interpreted in light of the collapse of Canaanite urban centers at the end of the 12th century BCE. This lecture reconsiders the reasons behind this wave of settlement throughout the Samaria Highlands during the Iron I (1200-1000 BCE) in light of new understanding of the social and economic reality on the coastal plain, the Jezreel, Jordan, and Hula Valleys, and the regions surrounding the Samaria Highlands.

Please email Aaron Burke (aaburke@ucla.edu) to RSVP.