We are pleased to announce that a new article has just appeared in O. Lipschits and A.M. Maeir (eds.) “…as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the Shephelah” (I Kings 10:2) Recent Archaeological Research in the Shephelah of Judah: The Iron Age. Eisenbrauns: Winona Lake, Indiana. This paper (authored by Itzick) deals with the nature of Tel Burna during the Iron II.
The full reference is below:
Shai, I. 2017. Tel Burna – A Judahite Fortified Town in the Shephelah. Pp. 45-60 in O. Lipschits and A.M. Maeir (eds.) “…as plentiful as sycamore-fig trees in the Shephelah” (I Kings 10:2) Recent Archaeological Research in the Shephelah of Judah: The Iron Age. Eisenbrauns: Winona Lake, Indiana.
Way to go Itzick!
Last week, Itzick and Debi visited the tel with Prof. Steve Ortiz of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and co-director of the Tel Gezer excavations (Tandy Institute). Besides discussing the remains at the site and enjoying the spring vegetation, they also discussed the possibility of future collaboration at Burna with the Tandy Institute.
On March 2 @ 10:00 AM – Andrea Orendi, our own archaeo-botanist and flotation specialist/enthusiast, will be presenting on the “Agricultural Landscape of Tel Burna” at the Landscape of Archaeology Conference at the Hebrew University. If you are in Jerusalem, come see Andrea and a number of other very interesting/important lectures! The details can be found at the following link conference-book-19-feb.
Happy New Year to our readers, followers, past participants, staff, etc.!
2016 was a great year in the areas of field work (great volunteers), lab (new lab at Ariel University), funding (ISF – Israel Science Foundation grant for 3 years), and publications. We look forward to 2017 for another fruitful season of research. Happy New Year!
We would also like to point you to another dig scholarship opportunity – Jane C. Waldbaum Archaeological Field School Scholarship through the Archaeological Institute of America.
Check out the recently restored, but “ancient-ly” made (c. 3200 years ago to be exact), Late Bronze Age vessels from Area B1 at Tel Burna. Leah has been hard at work in our new lab putting these back together. The top shelf shows several examples of the goblets and chalices, which were found in high quantities on the bedrock courtyard, as well as the Cypriot tankard. Very cool! Of course – the best part is being the one to find these in the field – which you could do by simply signing up for this upcoming season – right here 🙂