Tracing Transformations at the upcoming ASOR Annual Meeting in Denver, CO

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Don’t miss the upcoming talks by our team at the ASOR Annual Meeting in Denver, CO!

Thursday, November 15:

Session 2C. Archaeology of the Near East: Bronze and Iron Ages II (Evergreen C)
10:40am
Lyndelle Webster (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Felix Höflmayer (Austrian Academy
of Sciences), Katharina Streit (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Steven Ortiz
(Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary), Samuel Wolff (Israel Antiquities
Authority), Yuval Gadot (Tel Aviv University), Marcella Barbosa (Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary), and Michael Dee (University of Groningen), “New Radiocarbon Based Chronologies for City-States of the Late Bronze Age Shephelah” (20 min.)
12:20pm
Ann-Kathrin Jeske (University of Vienna), “Where Did Members of Egyptian Institutions
Go to Supply Their King with Things He Desired? A Look at the Southern Levant during
the 18th Dynasty” (20 min.)

Session 4C. Archaeology of the Southern Levant I (Evergreen C)
4:25pm
Felix Höflmayer (Austrian Academy of Sciences), “Egypt and the Levant in the Middle
Bronze Age: Historical Implications of a High Radiocarbon Chronology” (20 min.)
5:40pm
Katharina Streit (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Felix Höflmayer (Austrian
Academy of Sciences), “Tel Lachish during the Middle and Late Bronze Age—The
Results of the First Two Seasons of the Austro-Israeli Expedition” (20 min.)

Special lecture & dinner event at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research Jerusalem on 18 October 2018 at 4pm

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Lecture to be followed by a barbecue dinner, sponsored by OREA, the Austrian Academy of Sciences

RSVP REQUIRED to sarah.fairman@aiar.org

LECTURE:
The Austro-Israeli Expedition to Lachish: First Results after Two Seasons of Excavations

Felix Höflmayer, Research Group Leader, Institute of Oriental and European Archaeology, Austrian Academy of Sciences
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Katharina Streit, Post-Doctoral Researcher, The Martin Buber Society of Fellows in the Humanities and Social SciencesThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem

In 2017, a joint team of researchers from Hebrew University, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and University of Vienna have started new excavations at Tel Lachish as part of the project ‘Tracing Transformations in the Southern Levant’ hosted by the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The project focuses on the Middle-Late Bronze Age transition, exploring chronological aspects, material culture and political history of this major site in the Shephelah.

In the first two seasons 2017 and 2018, two excavation areas on the western slope (Area S) and north of the Judean palace/fort (Area P) were explored. First results include substantial architectural remains from several phases within the Late Bronze Age phases of Area S, the continuation of the late Middle Bronze Age palace in Area P, and a rich assemblage of both local and important pottery and small finds.

This lecture summarizes first results and discusses them in light of the prevalent historical narrative of Egyptian-Levantine connections. Finally, open research questions of the project, as well as the excavation strategy for future seasons 2019 and 2020 will be outlined.

Some making-of pics of our new image film …

Check out some making-of pictures of our new great image film of OREA! We had great fun shooting scenes on site with our team and the great people from Querschuss Film.

Many thanks to all our team members, especially to Miroslav Pleska, Anna Gosden, Ann-Kathrin Jeske, Vanessa Becker, and Agnes Woitzuck; and many thanks to Viktor Schaider (camera), Uros Zuraj (camera assistent), and Christoph Petrik (director) from Querschuss Film for making this possible!

Tracing Transformations at the Crossroads III Conference in Prague

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Don’t miss papers given by Ann-Kathrin Jeske, Katharina Streit and Felix Höflmayer at the Crossroads III Conference at the Charles University in Prague!

Thursday, September 13

15:00-15:30
Ann-Kathrin Jeske, An Egyptian’s footprint: Members of the Egyptian administration and military in LB I Southern Levant

16:00-16:30
Katharina Streit, The Foreigners on the Mound: Egyptian Presence at Tel Lachish during the Late Bronze Age

16:30-17:00
Felix Höflmayer, The Egyptian Presence in the Southern Levant during the Late Bronze Age: A Minimalist View