Summer Courses are Open to the Public and Credits Transfer to other Institutions***
The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project, a joint project of UCLA (Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology) and the Israel Antiquities Authority invites participants for its archaeological field school in old Jaffa on the south side of Tel Aviv.
The program includes on-site excavations, lectures, and training in archaeological field methods while working on research problems related to the archaeology of ancient Israel.
The current excavations are part of a renewed focus on the exploration of the preclassical remains of Jaffa, notably of the New Kingdom Egyptian fortress, which was in operation between ca. 1470 and 1200 BC. These excavations are part of a broader effort to clarify the findings of earlier excavations, notably those undertaken by Jacob Kaplan between 1955 and 1974. This project 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 under the direction of Prof. Aaron A. Burke (Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures) and Martin Peilstöcker (Israel Antiquities Authority).
For general information about the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project, please check the project’s website: www.nelc.ucla.edu/jaffa.
Scholarships: The Cotsen Undergraduate Research Fellowship may provide $1000 toward the participation of UCLA undergraduates in the 2012 excavation season of The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project (JCHP), in Jaffa, Israel. See Scholarships page.
Cost of courses varies depending on units and your affiliation with UCLA, please visit the Summer Session website for more information.
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