רשמו את התאריך! “הולך בתל ומעלה חרס בידו” – יום עיון על חידושי מחקר של המכון לארכיאולוגיה באוניברסיטת בר-אילן, 14.5.20

רשמו ושמרו את התאריך, 14.5.20, ליום העיון השנתי של המכון לארכיאולוגיה של אונ’ בר-אילן, “הולך בתל ומעלה חרס בידו” שבו יוצגו מפירות המחקר של חוקרי ותלמידי המכון.

Pottery technology workshop for BIU students

This past Friday (Dec. 21, 2019) Leah Tramer, who is a potter and has worked as a pottery restorer for the Safi project, gave a hands-on workshop in pottery technology for BIU students, jointly sponsored by the Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology and the RIAB Minerva Center. Leah demonstrated and taught them to make pottery vessels. See below some great pictures!

Wow! Rhodes Scholarship to Lev Cosijns!

Lev Cosijns, a student in the Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at Bar-Ilan University, and a student team member on the Safi excavations in the last few years, has been awarded the very prestigious Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University!

An article even appeared about this in the Israeli internet newspaper, YNET.

Congratulations to Lev! Well done! All the best in your studies at Oxford! עלי והצליחי!

And here’s a picture of Lev (on the left side of the photo) excavating an Iron Age IIA olive press in Area M at Tell es-Safi/Gath:

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כנס ארכיאובוטני בבר-אילן – 9.1.20 – Archaeobotany meeting at BIU – 9/1/20

On Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, there will be a very interesting meeting on archaeobotany at BIU. See the schedule below (lectures in Hebrew), organized by the Archaeobotanical Laboratory at BIU (directed by Prof. Ehud Weiss) and by Kalanit. See details below

.ביום ה’, ה-9.1.20, יהיה כנס מעניין מאד על ארכיאובוטניקה בבר-אילן. ראו פרטים למטה

Archaeobotany meeting BIU Jan 9 2020

New article on Philistine and Israelite Identities

Check out my new paper on Philistine and Israelite identities, which appeared in a special issue of “Die Welt des Orients“, edited by Omer Sergi, consisting of papers that were originally read at a RIAB Minerva Center Workshop, held in Leipzig, in Nov. 2019.

The full title of the paper is:

Maeir, A. M. 2019. Philistine and Israelite Identities: Some Comparative Thoughts. Die Welt des Orients 49(2): 151–60.

Enjoy!

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