Welcome to the webpage for the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project (JCHP). The JCHP is a multidisciplinary research project addressing the archaeology and history of Jaffa, which is located on the coast of Israel on the south side of Tel Aviv. In addition to an overview of the project, this website provides up-to-date information about the people on our team, research projects, publications, resources, members, and support of the JCHP.
Regular updates are made to many of the general resources posted here such as bibliography, plans and figures, and internet resources for Jaffa. These also address many of the new tools that members of the project are employing such as 3D scanning and visualization, the OCHRE database, and Hypercities. White papers describe the project's experience using certain tools.
Updated lists of annual reports, publications, and presentations by members of the project can also be found here, as well as updates to projects such as the JCHP’s excavations, the Kaplan Publication Initiative, the Cultural Atlas of Jaffa, and our efforts to identify Jaffa's ancient harbor, Ioppa Maritima. Check also for videos related to Jaffa and the project's activities.
Enrollment Open for 2014 Excavations in Jaffa with UCLA Travel Study
The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project, a joint effort of UCLA and the Israel Antiquities Authority, invites you to join its archaeological field school in the old city of Jaffa on the south side of Tel Aviv this summer. The excavations are part of an NEH-funded initiative to explore the New Kingdom Egyptian fortress at the site. This program will introduce students to archaeological methods and practices commonly employed in Near Eastern archaeology through an array of hands-on, day-to-day activities. Students will be exposed to the basics of archaeological field methods, record keeping, preservation, artifact analysis, and data management by working closely with the project’s staff. Weekend field trips to archaeological and historical sites in Israel are included.
To enroll in the upcoming excavations of the Egyptian fortress in Jaffa, Israel (June 27 to August 1, 2014) for 8 hours of university credit, visit UCLA Travel Study's Jaffa Excavations program website. For other enrollment options and more details concerning participation, please visit the JCHP Participate page.
Posted November 17, 2013 (Back to top)
Tel Yafo, 2013 Excavations
Posted September 10, 2013 (Back to top)
Jaffa Exhibit: Jaffa: Tor zum Heiligen Land
See preview in German on YouTube.
Posted June 24, 2013 (Back to top)
Jaffa Excavations Featured in Popular Archaeology
Posted March 13, 2013 (Back to top)
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