Joshua Errington Academic Year 2015/16

Posted by on Apr 17, 2016

Joshua Errington Academic Year 2015/16

Country: Australia

Previous formal education: Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Australia.

International MA thesis track at Tel Aviv University: 

Processes in the Site Formation of Tel Azekah: from the Early Bronze Age until the Hellenistic Period

Advisor: Prof. Oded Lipschits.

Rising high above the Elah Valley, Tel Azekah is situated on the northern edge of a ridge running north-south which forms a boundary between the higher Shephelah to the east and the lower Shephelah to the west. The site was occupied at least as early as the Early Bronze Age through to the Roman, Byzantine and possibly into the Early-Islamic Periods. Throughout the millennia, Azekah’s occupants dramatically altered the topography of what was once a natural hill to fit their defensive, architectural and domestic requirements, making the city serviceable, safe and visually imposing. This research presents evidence for the alterations which were imposed on the site’s landscape period-by-period.