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Conference: New Studies on the Negev and Its Surroundings

A pdf version of this announcement is available here.

Tel Aviv University

Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities

Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology

Jacob M. Alkow Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures

Friends of the Institute of Archaeology


New Studies on the Negev and Its Surroundings

Dedicated to the Memory of Prof. Moshe Kochavi (1928-2008)

The Annual Symposium of the Sonia and Marco Nadler

Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University

Thursday, February 26, 2009, Hall 223,

The Gilman Building, Tel Aviv University Campus

14.00 Welcome Reception

Chairperson: Ze’ev Herzog (Tel Aviv University)

14.30 Greetings and awarding of the Institute stipends

14.45 In Memory of Moshe Kochavi

Ram Gophna (Tel Aviv University)

15.00-16.00 First Session

Chairperson: Itzhaq Beit-Arieh (Tel Aviv University)


*Qubur el-Walaydah: Results of the 2007-2008 Seasons
Gunnar Lehmann (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)


*A Philistine Cult Place in the Western Negev
Pirhiya Nahshoni (Israel Antiquities Authority)


*Reconstructing the Subsistence Economy of Iron Age Sites in the Negev Highlands: The 
Microscopic Approach
Ruth Shahack-Gross (Bar Ilan University and the Weizmann Institute of Science)

16.00-16.30 Coffee break

16.30-17.30 Second Session

Chairperson: Yuval Gadot (Tel Aviv University)


*Inside and Outside: Politics, Power and Social  Awareness in the Desert Frontier during the 
Iron Age
Yifat Thareani (Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew Union College)


*Ancient Agriculture in the Negev Highlands – A Reexamination
Gideon Avni (Israel Antiquities Authority), Yoav Avni and Naomi Porat (Geological Survey of Israel)


*The Land Behind Aqaba: Ayla and the Negev in the Early Islamic Period
Donald Whitcomb (The University of Chicago)

17.30 Third Session

Chairperson: Israel Finkelstein (Tel Aviv University)


*Historical Biblical Archaeology in Southern Jordan: A New Chronology for Iron Age Edom

Thomas E. Levy (The University of California, San Diego)

A special sale of Institute publications will be offered to symposium participants

HT: Joe Lauer

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