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The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 1

Edited by Aaron A, Burke and Martin Peilstocker

The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 1
Hardback, 312 pages £53.00
Published: 2011
ISBN: 9781931745819
Format: 278mm x 215mm
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Series: Monumenta Archaeologica, Monumenta Archaeologica 26

Recipient of the G. Ernest Wright Award for Best Archaeological Publication, American Schools of Oriental Research, 2011 In 2007 the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project (JCHP) was established as a joint research endeavor of the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles. Among the project's diverse aims is the publication of numerous excavations conducted in Jaffa since 1948 under the auspices of various governmental and research institutions such as the Israel Department of Antiquities and Museums and its successor, the Israel Antiquities Authority, as well as the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project. This, the first volume in the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project series, lays the groundwork for this initiative. Part I provides the historical, economic, and legal context for the JCHP's development, while outlining its objectives and the unique opportunities that Jaffa offers researchers. The history of Jaffa and its region, and the major episodes of cultural change that affected the site and region are explored through a series of articles in Part II, including an illustrated discussion of historical maps of Jaffa from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Recent archaeological discoveries from Jaffa are included in Part III, while Part IV provides a first glimpse of the JCHP's efforts to publish the Jacob Kaplan and Haya Ritter-Kaplan legacy from Jaffa. Together the twenty-five contributions to this work constitute the first major book-length publication to address the archaeology of Jaffa in more than sixty years since excavations were initiated at the site.

Part I. The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project and Archaeological Research in Jaffa Ch. 01: The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project: Objectives, Organization, Strategies, and Implementation by Aaron A. Burke and Martin Peilstocker Ch. 02: The History of Archaeological Research in Jaffa, 1948-2009 by Martin Peilstocker Appendix 1: Excavation Licenses and Permits Issued for Jaffa between 1948 and 2009 Ch. 03: Cultural Heritage Management: The Flea Market and Clock Tower Square Excavations by Moshe Ajami Appendix 3.1: Law of Antiquities Appendix 3.2: The Policy of the Israel Antiquities Authority for Jaffa Ch. 04: Conservation Projects by Lilah Strul Ch. 05: Archaeology and Geographic Information Systems Analysis by George A. Pierce Part II. Jaffa's Historical and Regional Setting Ch. 06: Early Jaffa: From the Bronze Age to the Persian Period by Aaron A. Burke Ch. 07: Jaffa in Its Regional Context during the Late Bronze and Iron Ages by Wolfgang Zwickel

Martin Peilstocker is a faculty member at the Johannes Gutenberg Universitat and director of the archaeological excavations of the Israel Antiquities Authority in Jaffa. Aaron A. Burke is associate professor of Near Eastern archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 312 pages
 278mm x 215mm

BIC Code:
  HIS002000, HIS026000, SOC003000
 Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press


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