Adventures in Archaeology: Flinders Petrie at the 'Mound of the Calves'

Start: Oct 19, 2017 06:00 PM

Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Some of Petrie’s workers pose in a Canaanite street at Tell el-‘Ajjul (courtesy of the UCL Institute of Archaeology Collections)

The Institute of Archaeology and Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society will jointly host a lecture by Rachael Sparks (UCL) at the Institute on 19 October.

Titled ‘Adventures in Archaeology: Flinders Petrie at the ‘Mound of the Calves’, this lecture will explore the site of Tell el-‘Ajjul, once home to a bustling Bronze Age port, with densely packed mudbrick houses and a thriving Canaanite community. The site later went into decline, and was relatively unknown until Flinders Petrie chose it as the focus of five seasons of work in the 1930s. This lecture will examine Petrie's excavations there, and show how his discoveries have contributed to our wider understanding of ancient Canaan.

All welcome. Admission free without ticket. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception.