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Aaron A. Burke


Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2004

Office: 382 Humanities
Phone: (310) 206-7218
Fax: (310) 206-6456
E-mail: burke@humnet.ucla.edu

Mailing Address:

NELC Dept., UCLA, 415 Portola Plaza, Humanities 378, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1511

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Curriculum Vitae

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UCLA Appointments

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC)

Research Interests

Bronze and Iron Age Levant; Archaeology of Warfare; Egyptian Imperialism in Canaan; Eastern Mediterranean trade in the Bronze Age

Research Summary

Aaron Burke's interests and publications range from studies of warfare in the ancient Near East, to Egyptian imperialism in Canaan, historical biblical archaeology, and Amorite society and economy during the second millennium BC.

Burke is co-director of the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project (JCHP), an interdisciplinary cultural heritage project that addresses the history and archaeology of Jaffa. Initiated in January 2007 with Martin Peilstöcker (Israel Antiquities Authority), it is a collaborative effort between a number of participating institutions including its senior partners, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, and other partners including Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany, and The Old Jaffa Development Company. This project is bringing to light the important role of Jaffa as a port to ancient Canaan and Israel from the Bronze Age through biblical times.

Additional Links

Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project

Center for Jewish Studies

Selected Publications

See http://ucla.academia.edu/AaronBurke


National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Project (36 mos., 2013–2016). Title: Insurgency, Resistance, and Interaction: Archaeological Inquiry into New Kingdom Egyptian Rule in Jaffa

2008-2011 Shelby White-Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications. For the publication of Jacob Kaplan's excavations (1955-1974) of Bronze and Iron Age remains in Jaffa.

2009, International Institute at UCLA. Faculty Grant in International and Regional Studies in support of 2009 excavations of the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project.

Grad Students

George Pierce
Brett Kaufman
Heidi Dodgen
Nadia Ben-Marzouk
Amy Karoll
Jacob Damm
Andrew Danielson

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