Middle Bronze Age Study Group meeting

If you are in Israel and interested in the Middle Bronze Age, you wouldn’t want to miss this conference:

Below is the program for the upcoming Middle Bronze Age Study Group,
which will be held on December 23rd, 2010, at the University of Haifa.
We, the organizers, would love to see you at the meeting.

The Middle Bronze Age Study Group
The 2010 Workshop

Patrician and Palatial:
The Middle Bronze Age Sites of Tel Ifshar and Tel Kabri”

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
Leon Recanati Institute of Maritime Studies
University of Haifa, Multi-purpose Building, Room 108
(Lectures will be in English)

9:00 – Gathering
9:30-9:40 – Dr. Yaacov Kahanov, Director, Recanati Institute of
Maritime Studies: Greetings

Lecture Session: 9:30 – 12:00
Chair: Prof. Aren Maeir
9:40-10:20 – Dr. Ezra Marcus and Dr. Yosef Porath: The Middle Bronze
Age IIa sequence of Tel Ifshar and its relative and absolute
10:20-11:00 – Dr. Assaf Yasur-Landau and Prof. Eric H. Cline: The
Middle Bronze Age I (IIa) and II (IIb) palace at Tel Kabri
11:00-11:20 – Prof. Manfred Bietak: Respondent
11:20-12:00 – Discussion

12:00-13:00 – Lunch break

Pottery Session: 13:00 – 15:00
Tel Ifshar: Dr. Ezra Marcus
Tel Kabri: Ms. Inbal Samet
Tel Esur/el-Assawir: Dr. Shai Bar and Assaf Bar-Hadas

In order to provide ample room to accommodate all those attending for
the morning session, the organizers kindly request that you RSVP,
including car plate number (if you wish to park within the Haifa
campus) by December 15 to either assafyasur@hotmail.com or

David Ilan, Aren Maeir, Ezra Marcus, Joe Uziel and Assaf Yasur-Landau
Organizing Committee

HT: Jack Sasson

2 thoughts on “Middle Bronze Age Study Group meeting”

  1. My daughter is working on a project for school and we were hoping to get some advise from someone with more expertise.

    How would one traditionaly defend a city around 1184 – 1194?
    What would be the best way to penetrate a city defended this way?
    Have there be any ancient cities found that were defended and penetrated like this?

    Thank you for your help,
    Bret and Rachel

  2. Bret,
    There usually is only one gateway into the city and that is heavily guarded. The way to capture a city was often done by encircling the city and starving the inhabitants. The most common weapons were bow and arrow and slingstones, with the defenders in the better position because they were higher up than the attackers.

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