Aaron A. Burke
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2004
Office: 382 Humanities
Phone: (310) 206-7218
Fax: (310) 206-6456
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC)
Archaeology of Warfare; Egyptian Imperialism in Canaan; State Formation; Complex Society; Bronze and Iron Age Levant
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.
Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project
Center for Jewish Studies
2007 Magdalūma, Migdālîm, Magdoloi, and Majādïl: The Historical Geography and Archaeology of the Magdalu (Migdāl). Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 346:29–57.
2008 “Walled Up to Heaven”: The Evolution of Middle Bronze Age Fortification Strategies in the Levant. Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant 4. Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, Indiana.
2009 More Light on Old Reliefs: New Kingdom Egyptian Siege Tactics and Asiatic Resistance. In Exploring the Longue Durée: Essays in Honor of Lawrence E. Stager, edited by J. D. Schloen, pp. 57–68, Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, Indiana.
2010 Canaan under Siege: The History and Archaeology of Egypt’s War in Canaan during the Early Eighteenth Dynasty. In Studies on War in the Ancient Near East: Collected Essays on Military History, edited by J. Vidal, pp. 43–66. Alter Orient und Altes Testament 372, Ugarit-Verlag, Münster.
2011 Early Jaffa: From the Bronze Age to the Persian Period. In The , edited by M. Peilstöcker and A. A. Burke, pp. 63–78. The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project 1. Monumenta Archaeologica 26, A. A. Burke and M. Peilstöcker, general editor, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Los Angeles.
Burke, Aaron Alexander, and Krystal V. Lords
2010 Egyptians in Jaffa: A Portrait of Egyptian Presence in Jaffa during the Late Bronze Age. Near Eastern Archaeology 73(1):2–30.
Burke, Aaron Alexander, and Alice R. Mandell
2011 Egyptian “Flowerpots” from Kaplan’s Area A Excavations: Cultural and Historical Implications. In The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 1, edited by M. Peilstöcker and A. A. Burke, pp. 261–270. The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project 1. Monumenta Archaeologica 26, A. A. Burke and M. Peilstöcker, general editor, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Los Angeles.
Burke, Aaron Alexander, and Martin Peilstöcker
2011 The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project: Objectives, Organization, Strategies, and Implementation. In The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 1, edited by M. Peilstöcker and A. A. Burke, pp. 3–15. The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project 1. Monumenta Archaeologica 26, A. A. Burke and M. Peilstöcker, general editor, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Los Angeles.
Peilstöcker, Martin, and Aaron Alexander Burke (editors)
2011 The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 1. The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project 1. Monumenta Archaeologica 26. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Los Angeles.
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.
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