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Next AIA-Orange County Society Lecture

Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2:00-4:00 PM


at Concordia University

Dr. Aaron A. Burke

Associate Professor
Archaeology of Ancient Israel and the Levant, Near Eastern Languages & Cultures Dept., University of California, Los Angeles

Ioppa Maritima: Identifying Jaffa’s Ancient Harbor  Since the establishment of the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project (JHCP) its directors have recognized the need for an avenue of research concerned with the ancient harbor and maritime traffic to and from the harbor. The JCHP team is undertaking a new initiative to locate the ancient harbor of Jaffa and to explore the approach of ancient ships through a remote-sensing, deep-water survey for shipwrecks off the central coast of Israel. The pilot season is testing the potential for the application of a combination of archaeogeophysical and geoarchaeological methodologies in the identification of the ancient harbor, which is thought to lie to the east of Jaffa. Additionally, the team is employing a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in order to sight-check anomalies known to exist in the 50 to 300 meter depth range.

Additional Information for Lectures at Concordia University ...

Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Members - Free (members may also bring a guest free of charge)
Non-members - $5 suggested contribution
Students - Free

DeNault Auditorium in Grimm Hall
Concordia University
1530 Concordia West
Irvine, CA

Take Jeffrey Drive south from the San Diego Freeway (I-405)
Jeffrey Drive becomes University Drive south of the 405 Freeway
Turn left at Ridgeline Dr. and go a very short block
Turn right at Concordia East
Pick up a free parking pass at the gate house.

Park in visitor parking opposite Grimm Hall (see campus map)