Location: Jaffa, Israel
The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project, a joint project of UCLA (Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology), Mainz University, and the Israel Antiquities Authority, invites applications for its 2014 archaeological field school in old Jaffa on the south side of Tel Aviv in Israel.
The program includes on-site excavations, lectures, and training in archaeological field methods while working on research problems related to the archaeology of Egyptian empire in Canaan.
The current excavations are part of a renewed focus on the exploration of the New Kingdom Egyptian fortress, which functioned between ca. 1460 and 1130 BC. These excavations are part of a broader effort to clarify the findings of earlier excavations. This project will introduce students to archaeological methods and practices commonly employed in Near Eastern archaeology through an array of hands-on, day-to-day activities. Students will be exposed to the basics of archaeological field methods, record keeping, preservation, artifact analysis, and data management by working closely with the project’s staff under the direction of Prof. Aaron A. Burke (Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA) and Dr. Martin Peilstöcker (Mainz University, Germany).
Since 2013 the project's excavations are funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For information about enrollment options, see http://www.nelc.ucla.edu/jaffa/participate.html
For general information about the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project, please check the project’s website: www.nelc.ucla.edu/jaffa.
Period(s) of Occupation: Late Bronze Age
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 5 weeks
Room and Board Arrangements
Burke, Aaron Alexander