early bronze age

Khirbat Iskandar—A New View of Urbanism in Early Bronze Age Jordan

Recent ACOR-CAORC fellow and senior archaeologist Suzanne Richard writes below about how her ongoing excavations at the central Jordan site of Khirbat Iskander are revising long-held views of the Early Bronze Age urban collapse. In the southern Levant, cities were destroyed and/or abandoned and urbanism disappeared at the end of what scholars call the Early …

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Aerial view of the excavation at Megiddo (2008, Megiddo Expedition)

“Egypt and the Levant in the Early Bronze Age” by Dr. Matthew J. Adams

Egypt and the Levant in the Early Bronze Age: Implications of a New Radiocarbon Chronology Dr. Matthew J. Adams Director of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem Tuesday 27 January 2015 at 6:00pm Reception to Follow About the Lecture In a series of recent studies, new radiocarbon dates were offered in support …

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Excavated pots from the Bad Adh-Dhra Tomb (photo Kersel)

“The Lives of Pots” by Dr. Morag Kersel

The Lives of Pots: Grave Goods, Excavated Artifacts, Looted Items, and Collected Objects from the Early Bronze Age Mortuary Sites on the Dead Sea Plain of Jordan Dr. Morag Kersel Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at DePaul University, Chicago ACOR-CAORC Senior Fellow Wednesday 29 January 2014 at 6:00pm Reception to Follow About the …

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Pella (Tabqat al Fahl); photo by Bob Miller

“From Village to Bishopric: Pella” by Dr. Stephen Bourke

From Village to Bishopric: Pella in Jordan 2013 Dr. Stephen Bourke Research Associate in Near Eastern Archaeology at Sydney University Tuesday 26 February 2013 at 6:00pm Reception to Follow About the Lecture This fully illustrated lecture will focus on recent discoveries at Pella, drawn mainly from the 2011 and 2013 field seasons. It will touch …

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