Aaron A. Burke is Professor of the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and the Levant in the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Department, and a member of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is co-director of the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project. Between 2011 and 2014, with Martin Peilstöcker he resumed excavations of the New Kingdom fortress on the mound of ancient Jaffa. His research interests include warfare, migration, environmental change, and social change in the ancient Near East during the Bronze and Iron Ages. He is author of “Walled Up to Heaven”: The Evolution of Middle Bronze Age Fortification Strategies in the Levant (Eisenbrauns, 2008), and co-editor of several volumes on the history and archaeology of Jaffa.
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