(2015-16) Archaeology and History of the Land Of Israel – Late Bronze Age and Iron Age I

·         Credit: 2

·         Lecturer: Dr. Yuval Gadot

·         Semester: 1

·         Dates: 19.10.15 – 6.11.15

·         Tour date: 6.11.15

The rise of Early Israel is currently viewed as a process within the wider framework of the history of the Land of Israel. A meaningful understanding of Iron Age Israel requires, therefore, familiarity with the history of the land in earlier periods. The course will deal with the archaeology of Canaan during the Late Bronze Age and the early Iron I period (ca (1550 BCE until 1100 BCE). This period saw the flourishing and decline of Canaanite culture as well as the growth and collapse of the Egyptian empire that ruled the country. It is also the time in which both Philistine and Israelite cultures were formed.