Tell Keisan is a 15-acre mound located 9 miles northeast of Haifa, near the ancient border between coastal Phoenicia and the kingdom of Israel. It served as a gateway between the Mediterranean coast and Israelites living inland and therefore provides a unique perspective on the cultural, religious, and economic interactions between Phoenicia and Israel from the era of David and Solomon until the Assyrian conquest in the eighth-century B.C.E.
More generally, the excavations at this site yield new information about the dynamic and influential Phoenician culture in the period when the seafaring Phoenicians were pioneering new methods of shipping, trade, and communication around the Mediterranean Sea that were adopted by the Greeks and transformed the ancient economy.
Central Coastal Plain, Central Israel
July 30 - August 27, 2022
Sunday, May 1, 2022
100 credit units are offered by the University of Chicago. Price is to be determined.
David Schloen: University of Chicago
Gunnar Lehmann: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Bernd Schipper: Humboldt University of Berlin