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.

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

 

Tracing Transformations at the Radiocarbon Conference in Trondheim

Lyndelle Webster is currently representing Tracing Transformations at the 23rd International Radiocarbon Conference in Trondheim (Norway). Lyndelle presents new radiocarbon results for Late Bronze Age Lachish and Azekah and we are very much looking forward to get new samples in our upcoming season!

Tracing Transformations at 11ICAANE in Munich

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Don’t miss the talks by Felix Höflmayer, Lyndelle Webster, Vanessa Becker, Ann-Kathrin Jeske and Katharina Streit in the upcoming workshop on “Movement and Mobility between Egypt and the Levant in the Second Millennium BC” organized by Susan Cohen and Matthew Adams for the 11th ICAANE in Munich!

Saturday, 7th of April 2018, Room A119

09:30-10:00
Felix Höflmayer: Assessing the Egyptian Activity in the Southern Levant during the Early 18th Dynasty: A Minimalist View

10:00-10:30
Lyndelle WebsterLevantine Late Bronze Age Chronology and Egyptian Interactions from a Radiocarbon Perspective

10:30-11:00
Vanessa BeckerA Re-evaluation of Scarabs during the MB-LB Transition in the Levant: A New Approach

11:30-12:00
Ann-Kathrin Jeske: Can the Archeological Record Reveal the Nature of Egyptian Soldier and Official Activity?

12:00-12:30
Katharina Streit: Assessing the Egyptian Influence and the Potential of Egyptian Presence at Tel Lachish during the Late Bronze Age

Tracing Transformation at the 2017 ASOR Annual Meeting

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Don’t miss papers presented by our people at the 2017 ASOR Annual Meeting at the Westin Boston Waterfront!

Thursday, 16 November

2:50pm: Felix Höflmayer & Katharina Streit, Tracing Transformations in the Southern Levant at the Transition from the Middle to the Late Bronze Age (Otis)

3:15pm: Katharina Streit, Fluctuating Connectivity of the Levant and Mesopotamia—A
Longue Durée View of Long Distance Ties from the Pottery Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age (Otis)

3:25pm: Ann-Kathrin Jeske, Reassessment of Seals and Scarabs to Reconstruct Egyptian Engagement in the Southern and Central Levant (Griffin)

Friday, 17 November

11:25am: Lyndelle Webster, A Radiocarbon-Based Chronology for Late Bronze Age Tel Azekah (Hancock)