The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project Excavations in Jaffa, Israel


Location: Jaffa, Israel

Season: 
Friday, June 27, 2014 to Friday, August 1, 2014

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Flyer: jaffa_excavations_flyer.pdf

Discount for AIA members: 
N/A

Program Type

Field school
Volunteer

Affiliation:

UCLA

Project Director:

Aaron A. Burke (UCLA) and Martin Peilstöcker (Mainz University)

Project Description

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

Project size: 
25-49 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 5 weeks

Minimum age: 
18

Experience required: 
None

Room and Board Arrangements

Beit Immanuel Hostel
Volunteers will be housed at the Beit Immanuel Hostel. These comfortable and affordable accomodations place you at the crossroads of Jaffa and Tel Aviv, giving you access to both areas to roam and explore during your free time.
Address: Beit Immanuel, Auerbach St. 8, Jaffa

Cost: 
$3800 (non-credit); TBD (for UCLA Travel Study)

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
UCLA
Number of credits offered 8-hours
Tuition: 
TBD; see http://www.ieo.ucla.edu/TravelStudy/NELC-Israel/fees.htm

Location

Contact Information
Aaron A. Burke
415 Portola Plaza, Hum 378
Los Angeles
CA
United States
90095-1511
Telephone: 
3102067218
Fax: 
3102066456
Recommended Bibliography: 

Burke, Aaron Alexander

2011 An Archaeological Cold Case Solved. In Biblical Archaeology Review, edited by H. Shanks, pp. 28, 67–68. Vol. 37. Biblical Archaeology Society, Washington, D.C. Electronic document, http://www.academia.edu/attachments/6576639/download_file.
2011 The Bibliography of Jacob Kaplan and Haya Ritter-Kaplan. In The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 1, edited by M. Peilstöcker and A. A. Burke, pp. 243–249. The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project 1. Monumenta Archaeologica 26, A. A. Burke and M. Peilstöcker, general editor, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Los Angeles
2011 Early Jaffa: From the Bronze Age to the Persian Period. In The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 1, 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
2011 The Kaplan Excavations Publication Initiative. In The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 1, edited by M. Peilstöcker and A. A. Burke, pp. 239–242. 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. http://www.nelc.ucla.edu/jaffa/assets/JCHP1_TOC.pdf