Location: Jaffa, Israel
Season Dates: June 21, 2013 - August 2, 2013
Application Deadline: April 1, 2013
Discount for AIA members: N/A
Project Director: Aaron A. Burke (UCLA) and Martin Peilstöcker (Israel Antiquities Authority)
The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project, a joint project of UCLA (Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology) and the Israel Antiquities Authority invites participants for its 2013 archaeological field school in old Jaffa on the south side of Tel Aviv.
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 (Israel Antiquities Authority).
Beginning in 2013 the project's excavations are funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For enrollment information 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: 6 weeks (shorter with special approval)
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: $4200 (not incl. airfare/transportation)
Name of institution offering credit: UCLA
Number of credits offered: 8-hours
Tuition: Included in cost for UCLA Travel Study program participants
Aaron A. Burke
415 Portola Plaza, Hum 378
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1511
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