For all of you looking into digs, and thinking of joining us at Tel Burna – here is our page on the Biblical Archaeology Society website, describing a bit of our project: http://digs.bib-arch.org/digs/tel-burna.asp
For those of you looking for funding opportunities – here is one option, offered by the Biblical Archaeology Society - http://digs.bib-arch.org/scholarships/
Hope to see you in June!
This morning, we received a pdf of our article on the dating of the fortifications discovered at Tel Burna – one of the main features we have have been studying – in IEJ! The full reference is:
Shai, I., Cassuto, D., Dagan, A., and Uziel, J. 2012. The Fortifications at Tel Burna: Date, Function and Meaning. Israel Exploration Journal 62(2): 141–57.
Here is the abstract:
The first two seasons of work at Tel Burna have focused on revealing a segment of the fortification walls partially exposed along the perimeter of the upper tel. The discovery of a seventh-century BCE silo cutting the inner wall of the fortifications provides a terminus ante quem for the wall. This discovery, in conjunction with other finds from the excavations, presents us with a unique opportunity to explore the significance and meaning of fortifications and the fortified towns along the western border of ancient Judah.
Thanks to all of you who helped make this possible – staff, volunteers and supporters of the project!!!
Matt Suriano has launched the summer course! see advertisement below.
Make sure to contact him to get credit for the 2013 Summer season at Burna!
Tel Burna course
As the missiles continue to fall in southern Israel, our thoughts and prayers are with all of our friends who live in the vicinity of the Tel and are under attack from the missiles being fired on them from Gaza, including our good friends at Kibbutz bet Nir – Ido, Dudi and Tali. Keep safe and May you know quieter times!
For those who didn’t make it to Itzick’s UM lecture, here is the presentation he presented – the next best thing to being there!
For those of us not able to be in Chicago for this year’s ASOR – here is a sneak preview of the poster that will be presented by Itzick on the Tel Burna excavations.
For those of you who will be there – make sure to see the real thing!
To anyone in the area, Itzick will be giving a lecture on the Tel Burna Excavations at the University of Maryland, on his way to ASOR! here are the details:
Tuesday, November 13th, from 4-6 PM
The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies,
0142 Holzapfel Hall,
University of Maryland.
Come hear Itzick’s (and Joe’s) lecture on Tel Burna: A Border Town in Western Judah (in Hebrew)
The lecture will be held at The Nelson Glueck School of Archaeology in Jerusalem (Hebrew Union College) on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 5:00 PM.
Congratulations to the Suriano family from all of us at Tel Burna, on the newest addition to their family, Annamarie Mevasseret.
Annamarie was born on Friday the 14th weighing 7.2.
Best wishes to all of you, and lots of health and happiness!
On Sunday Night, the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana) will take place.
Happy New year to all of our friends from Tel Burna!!!