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Posts by The International MA Program

Amanda (Mandy) R. Morrow

Posted by on Jan 15, 2017

Amanda (Mandy) R. Morrow

PhD candidate at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies Dissertation Title: The Poetics of Violence in the Book of Jeremiah from the Perspective of Animal Imagery. Mandy’s research focuses on the way images of lions, horses, and scavenging animals function as a poetic (or language) for violence–particularly warfare–in the book of Jeremiah. Her approach to the text is anthropological, archaeological, linguistic, and literary, in that she combines analysis of texts through cognitive semantics and metaphor theory with an...

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Gennadiy Shoykhedbrod

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017

Gennadiy Shoykhedbrod

Teacher and lecturer at Anne Arundel Community College, Maryland Upon completing his MA with the International Program at Tel Aviv University, Gennadiy commenced his carrer as a field archaeologist for the Israeli Institute of Archaeology, followed by his current position as an adjunct faculty member for the Department of History and the Department of Anthropology at Anne Arundel Community College, in Maryland. Gennadiy teaches courses of Ancient Western Civilizations and Introduction to Archaeology, which are directly linked to the academic education and the unique fieldwork experience he...

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Zach Dunseth

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017

Zach Dunseth

PhD candidate at Tel Aviv University Dissertation Title: The Negev Highlands During the Intermediate Bronze Age (c. 2500 – 1950 BCE): A Geoarchaeological Perspective. Zach’s research is an integrated micro- and macro-archaeological study of settlement in the Negev Highlands during the Intermediate Bronze Age (c. 2500-1950 BCE). Using three sites as case studies, Zach applies various geoarchaeological methods including micromorphology, petrography, and radiocarbon dating, to reconstruct the subsistence practices, trade, and absolute chronology, of the southern Intermediate Bronze Age...

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Vanessa Linares

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017

Vanessa Linares

PhD candidate at Tel Aviv University Dissertation Title: Organic Residue Analysis of Small Closed Containers from The Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages: Tel Azekah, Tel Shadud, and Tel Megiddo as a Case Study. The aim of this research is the application of organic residue analysis on the small closed containers from Tel Azekah, Tel Shadud, and Tel Megiddo during the Late Bronze and early Iron Ages. The goal is to better understand the cultural practices of the local inhabitants, and possible trade networks within the Levant. Supervisors: Oded Lipschits, Yuval Gadot, and Ronny...

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Erin Hall

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017

Erin Hall

PhD candidate at Tel Aviv University Dissertation Title: Archaeology of Cult in the Northern Kingdom Erin deals with archaeological evidence of cult in the Northern Kingdom (Iron Age IIA-B). She will evaluate new and “old” material, to facilitate a fresh consideration of change and continuity in cult practices. The aim is to examine the organization of cult in the north in contrast to neighboring regions, alongside methodological issues such as, “what makes a cult place?” Supervisor: Israel...

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