On Monday, April 2nd, 2012, the Annual Archaeological Congress in Israel will be held at the Mt. Scopus campus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The program of the congress is very interesting, but in particular, the representation of studies on finds from the Tell es-Safi/Gath excavations is impressive!
There will be 3 lectures on various topics, including a lecture (given by Alex Zukerman) on the study of the 9th cent. destruction level; on the 14C and isotopic study of bones from the burial cave in Area T (given by Yair Sapir); and on the new two-horned altar from Area D (given by yours truly).
As there are 25 lectures altogether, ca. 1/8th of them are on Tell es-Safi/Gath!
The congress will include several sessions (starting at 9 am until 6 pm):
1) Destruction in the archaeological record
2) The rural landscape in the ancient Land of Israel
3) Scientific applications in archaeology
4) Finds and research in the early periods
5) Finds and research in the later periods (the last two sessions will be held in parallel)
For the schedule, in Hebrew, see here: archaeological congress schedule 2012
You are all invited to come to this very packed, but extremely interesting day.