"We have great faculty who are not just great at teaching archaeology and teaching the Bible, but they are great archaeologists."

Cameron Coyle, 2013 Field Archaeologist

 

Field School Assignments

Lecture and Assigned Readings:

Gezer & Region

Lecture Topic: Introduction to Tel Gezer
Lecturer: Steve Ortiz and Sam Wolff

Required Readings: None

Lecture Topic: The Renewed Excavations of Tel Gezer: 2013 Results
Lecturer: Steve Ortiz and Sam Wolff

Required Readings: None

Field Archaeology

Lecture Topic: Archaeological Method & Theory
Lecturer: Steve Ortiz

Required Readings:
"Method and Theory in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology," John S. Holladay, Jr. In Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.), pp. 33-47.
"Bible and Archaeology," Walter E. Rast, In Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.), pp. 48-53.
"Levantine Archaeology," Thomas W. Davis, In Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.), pp. 54-60.

Lecture Topic: Ceramic Analysis
Lecturer: Steve Ortiz and Sam Wolff

Required Readings:
"Ceramics/Kiln," Gloria London, In Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.), pp. 193-196.
"Chronology of the Southern Levant," William G. Dever, In Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.), pp. 82-87.

Auxiliary Disciplines

Lecture Topic: Historical Geography
Lecturer: Dr. Steve von Wyrick

Required Readings:
"Geography of the Levant," by Barry J. Beitzel, In Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.) pp. 3-9.
"Roads and Highways," by David A. Dorsey in Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.) pp. 131-134.

Lecture Topic: Bible, Sources, and Epigraphy
Lecturer: Dr. Robin Knauth

Required Readings:
"Text Sources for Levantine Archaeology: The Bible," J. Maxwell Miller, In Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.) pp. 60-62.
"Writing and Scripts (with Special Reference to the Levant)," by Gary A. Rendsburg in Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.) pp. 63-70.
"Semitic Languages(with Special Reference to the Levant)," by Gary A. Rendsburg in Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.) pp. 71-73.
"Writing: The Archaeology of Writing (Written Materials)," by Alan Millard in Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.) pp. 74-78.
"Northwest Semitic Epigraphic Sources," by Alan Millard in Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.) pp. 78-81.

Archaeological Periods

Lecture Topic: The Bronze Age
Lecturer: Cameron Coyle

Required Readings:
"Mighty Canaanite City States: The Middle Bronze Age II Period," In The Archaeology of the Holy Land (A. Mazar.) pp. 174-231."The Late Bronze Age," Albert Leonard, Jr., In Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.) pp. 349-356.
"El-Amarna Texts," by Victor Matthews in Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.) pp. 357-359.

Supplemental Readings:
"In The Shadow of Egyptian Domination: The Late Bronze Age," In The Archaeology of the Holy Land (A. Mazar.) pp. 232-294.

Lecture Topic: The Iron Age I: Israelite Settlement
Lecturer: Dr. Gary Arbino

Required Readings:
"The Iron Age in the Southern Levant," by Randy Younker, In Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.) pp. 367-382.
"The Settlement in Canaan: The Period of the Judges," by Joseph Callaway, in Ancient Israel (H. Shanks, ed.), pp. 53-84.
Supplemental Readings:
"The Days of the Judges: Iron Age I," In The Archaeology of the Holy Land (A. Mazar.) pp. 295-367.

Lecture Topic: The Iron Age II
Lecturer: Dr. Gary Arbino

Required Readings:
"The Iron Age in the Southern Levant," by Randy Younker, In Near Eastern Archaeology (S. Richard, ed.) pp. 367-382.
"The United Monarchy," by Andre Lemaire, in Ancient Israel (H. Shanks, ed.), pp. 85-108.
"The Divided Monarchy," by Siegfried H. Horn, in Ancient Israel (H. Shanks, ed.), pp. 109-150
Supplemental Readings:
"The United Monarchy: Iron Age IIA," In The Archaeology of the Holy Land (A. Mazar.) pp. 368-402.
"The Divided Monarchy: Iron Age IIB-C," In The Archaeology of the Holy Land (A. Mazar.) pp. 403-462.