Laura Lilla Farkas Academic Year 2014/15

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015

Laura Lilla Farkas  Academic Year 2014/15

Country: Hungary

Previous formal education: BA in Assyriology with a minor in Egyptology at the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary

International MA thesis track at Tel Aviv University: 

“Tel Gerisa in the Late Bronze IIA: Determining the Character of the Material Culture of the Site in the Amarna Period”

Supervisor: Prof. Ze’ev Herzog and Dr. Alexander Fantalkin

The site of Tel Gerisa (Tell Jerishe) is situated on the central coastal plain at the merging point of the Yarkon and Ayalon rivers in the Yarkon valley, a location which made it a main port of the region during the Middle and Late Bronze Ages.For eleven seasons, from 1981 to 1995, excavations were carried out at the site, directed by Prof. Ze’ev Herzog on behalf of the Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University.

The aim of my thesis is to provide information on what we can infer concerning the Late Bronze Age IIAand the possible Egyptian influence at Tel Gerisa during the Amarna period.The research is focusingon the unpublished ceramic assemblage and a selection of small finds from said period found during the above mentioned excavations of the site.