On the Edge of Chaos: Khirbet er-Ra'i in the 11th Century BC
Lecture | November 13 | 5-6 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, 102 (Phoebe Hearst Museum Gallery)
Kyle Kreimer, PhD, Archaeology and History of Ancient Israel, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
At Khirbet er-Rai, a small site in southern Canaan (Israel), the presence of monumental building remains point to the sites important local and interregional role in the 11th century BC, a century of social, economic, and political transformation to a key region site in the southern Levant following the 12th century destruction of nearby Lachish. This talk will present the finds from Khirbet er-Rai --- including the architecture and small finds, as well as a rare hoard of over 1500 flint sickle blades, and will conclude with a proposal for the ancient identification of the site as biblical Ziklag.
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