PIZZA TALK - "THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF INSURGENCY"
Aaron Burke, Associate Professor, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures and UCLA Archaeology Interdepartment Graduate Program
February 06, 2013 12:00 PM
February 06, 2013 01:00 PM
February 06, 2013
from 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
|Where||Fowler Museum Building, Room A222|
|Contact Name||Rachel Moy|
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"The Archaeology of Insurgency: The 2012 Excavations of Jaffa's Egyptian Gate"
Aaron Burke is Associate Professor of the
Archaeology of the Levant and ancient Israel in the Department of Near
Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA. Since 1997
has participated in excavations in Israel, Egypt, and Turkey. As of 2007,
he is co-director of the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project, a
multi-disciplinary archaeological research project focused on the
exploration of pre-modern Jaffa in Israel.
His research interests include the archaeology of ancient Israel, Bronze Age Levantine societies, and the archaeology of warfare. His present line of research focuses on the cultural and institutional foundations of ancient Israelite society, in particular through the exploration of the culture and institutions of the Amorites during the second millennium BC.
He has authored a monograph on Middle Bronze Age fortifications strategies and a number of articles addressing his primary research interests, and is co-editor of the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project series published by the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA.