Prerequisite: ART 220, ART 230 or permission of the instructor. (First semester—even years/3 credits)
This course examines the development of cultures in and around the modern country of Israel, from the Neolithic Age through the end of the Iron Age (c. 12,000-330 B.C.). Focus on the archaeology of Israel/Palestine and its neighbors and see how scholars reconstruct their social, economic, religious and political institutions. We will use evidence from archaeological sites and surveys, as well as written documents from Israel (including the Old Testament) and surrounding areas.