archaeological field school at azekah
- Via the goodlyOded Lipschits
Supervised by Prof. Oded Lipschits, Tel Aviv University -- The
Lautenschläger Azekah Archaeological Project has initiated a field
school designed to provide students with their first taste of
archaeological fieldwork and to expand their theoretical knowledge.
The field school will focus its efforts on unearthing the various
parts of the biblical city of Azekah and on discovering the caves
used as hideouts during the Bar Kochba revolt against the Roman Empire.
Field work will include intensive guidance by the field supervisors,
including detailed explanations and instruction. This field training
will include discussion of methods of stratigraphic excavation,
recording and documentation. Furthermore, our staff specialists will
hold special workshops focusing on subjects such as site survey and
mapping, pottery typology, landscape archaeology, geology, etc.
Associated coursework will be divided into three sections:
Introduction to Archaeology, History and Archaeology of the Judean
Lowland, and History and Archaeology of the Land of the Bible.
Students will receive readings materials six weeks before the
beginning of the excavations (end of May 2012). At the end of each
course, students will be graded on the basis of their participation
in class, their engagement with the assigned reading and a final paper.
Go to the link above for much more.
Jim West, ThD
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