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Courses in the International Program

 The curriculum includes classwork, field trips, field campuses and individual field research. Students will spend a total of 13 days on field campuses of three days each in the Negev and Galilee, a concentrated field campus of five days, including excavation, surveying and a workshop in Mount Carmel, and two daylong field trips. During the field campuses, workshops and seminars, students will be able to focus on a specific topic within the curriculum. Individual tutorials will be available.

 

Exceptional students may want to take advantage of the International School’s Hebrew and/or Arabic courses, although it is not required and is not included in the tuition. Intensive language courses are offered during the summer (July and August) and throughout the course of the semester. Please see the International School website for more details.


2016-2017 Course Schedule

 

 

FALL 2016

WEDNESDAY

MONDAY

 


119.4800
Archaeo-zoology

Dr. Reuven Yeshurun

 

 

10-12

119.4803
Near Eastern
 
Prehistory
Dr. Yossi Zaidner

 

12-14


119.4802
Introduction to Lithic Technology                                 
Dr. Ron Shimelmitz

119.3700
Department Seminar

14-16

 

Palynology
Prof. Mina Evron

16-18

119.4813
Galilee Field Campus
Dr. Danny Rosenberg

SPRING 2017

WEDNESDAY

MONDAY

119.4806
The Prehistory of Mt. Carmel and the Galilee
Dr. Reuven Yeshurun

119.4806
The Prehistory of
 
Mt. Carmel and the Galilee
Dr. Reuven Yeshurun

10-12

119.4807
Experimental Archaeology and Use-Wear Analysis
Dr. Iris Groman-Yaroslavski

 

12-14

 

119.4805
Prehistoric Colonization
 
Drk Rhone Shimelez
120.3075


 119.3701
Department Seminar

14-16

 

119.4811
Negev Campus
Prof. Dani Nadel

 

SUMMER 2016

WEDNESDAY

MONDAY

119.4815
Selected topics in prehistory
Dr. Reuven Yeshurun

119.4815                           Selected topics in Prehistory   Dr. Reuven Yeshurun

10-12

 


119.4812
Mt. Carmel Campus
Dr. Reuven Yeshurun
Prof. Dani Nadel

 

 

Course Descriptions

 

Archaeozoology

The goal of this course is to provide students with the theoretical background and practical expertise needed for the analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites. A wide range of anthropological and ecological approaches commonly applied in archaeozoological research will be discussed, including hunter-gatherer subsistence, animal domestication and early urban economics.

 

Galilee Field Campus

Students will spend three days in the Galilee studying and interpreting prehistoric sites in several ecological settings representing different prehistoric periods. Specific attention will be given to issues of reconstructing past environments and human adaptations. Aspects of cultural heritage, preservation and conservation will be discussed.

 

Department Seminar

Students are required to participate in the department seminar, held once a week for two semesters. Lectures will be given on a wide range of topics with a focus on archaeological case studies representing a range of archaeological periods and a variety of scientific methodologies.

 

Introduction to Lithic Technology

This is an introductory workshop focusing on the fundamentals of flint knapping research. Major trends in lithic research will be discussed, with a focus on flint technologies from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Neolithic. The workshop will consist of hands-on classes where students will examine archaeological specimens.

 

Prehistoric Mount Carmel and the Galilee: Seminar

This seminar is devoted to the prehistory of Mount Carmel and the Galilee, the academic highlight of the program. Aspects to be discussed include different periods and sites, human adaptations to changing environments and recent research. Each student will write a seminar paper, either on a theoretical topic or on finds analyzed by him/her (with individual supervision, if needed). 

 

Mount Carmel Field Campus

The Mount Carmel Field Campus is the highlight of the program. Students will spend five days studying and interpreting prehistoric sites in several ecological settings representing different prehistoric periods. Specific attention will be given to issues of reconstructing past environments and human adaptations. Aspects of cultural heritage, preservation and conservation will be discussed. Students will participate in activities that include excavation and/or survey work, sorting and documentation of finds, analysis of lithic and faunal remains and other activities related to actual archaeological research.

Near Eastern Prehistory

This course is an introduction to the prehistoric cultures of the Near East. It will provide an outline of research history and the major periods and cultures, from the Lower Paleolithic through the Pottery Neolithic. Major sites and typical finds will be discussed.

 

Negev Field Campus

Students will spend three days in the Negev desert studying and interpreting prehistoric sites in several ecological settings, representing different prehistoric periods. Specific attention will be given to issues of reconstructing past arid environments and human adaptations. Aspects of cultural heritage, preservation and conservation will be discussed.


Selected Topics in Prehistory: Seminar

This is a seminar devoted to one prehistoric research topic or period. Topics may vary from year to year. Each student will write a seminar paper, either on a theoretical topic or on finds analyzed by him/her (with individual supervision, if needed).

 

 


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