Program Details

Students will be engaged in a program including three components: (1) Classroom instruction in the history and archaeology of the Near East and biblical Israel; (2) Hands-on workshops with materials excavated in previous seasons; (3) Day-long and over-nig
Location:
Jerusalem, Israel
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
Emory University continues its association with the Lahav Research Project in its investigations at Tell Halif, located ten miles northeast of Beersheba (Israel), where excavations unearthed over 20 layers of occupation from the third millennium BCE to the modern era. Among the finds are remains of fortifications, dwellings, and cemeteries from the Chalcolithic, Early and Late Bronze (Canaanite), Iron (Israelite), and Roman/Byzantine (Mishnaic) periods. The fortified town at Tell Halif, tentatively identified as biblical Rimmon (Joshua 15:32; 19:7; 1 Chronicles 4:32; Zechariah 14:10), was destroyed by war at the end of the 8th century BCE, most likely by King Sennacherib of Assyria. The remains from this town include pillared houses, textile workshops, and large assemblages of pottery, tools, installations, and cultic paraphernalia.

Students will be engaged in a program including three components: (1) Classroom instruction in the history and archaeology of the Near East and biblical Israel; (2) Hands-on workshops with materials excavated in previous seasons; (3) Day-long and over-night trips to major archaeological sites and museums. In addition, students will be trained in skills such as field recording, maintenance of the site and its preparation for public presentation.

The total cost of the program includes an academic fee and a program fee for room, partial board, and insurance.
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