Back in Israel from a trip to Australia and then to Papua New Guinea!

Just returned last night from a three week trip: first to Australia (as noted in previous posts) for a few days, and then on for 2 1/2 weeks in Papua New Guinea. The latter is a simply fascinating country, with some of the nicest nature, culture – and people – that I have ever seen.

I saw a lot of cultural facets that are quite relevant for archaeological research, including for the Iron Age and the Philistines, and hope to post about some of this in the future.