Dr. Uzi Avner presents Archaeology lecture at HUC-JIR/NY - December 7 at 6 pm - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Dr. Uzi Avner presents Archaeology lecture at HUC-JIR/NY - December 7 at 6 pm

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Friday, December 1, 2006

The Irma L. and Abram S. Croll Center for Jewish Learning and Culture
Dr. Uzi Avner: The Biblical and Social Implications of the Timna Miner's Sanctuary in the Southern Arava Valley 

Jerusalem born archaeologist, Dr. Uzi Avner, has studied the ancient desert societies through surveys and excavations in the Negev and SInai for the last 24 years as District Archaeologist of the Southern Negev. An advocate for the preservation of the desert, he is a faculty member of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. 

He has published extensively and lectured both in Israel and abroad. In 2003, his dissertation ("Studies in the Material and Spiritual Culture of the Negev and Sinai Population, During the 6th-3rd Millennia B.C.") was awarded Summa Cum Laude from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Today he continues his research in the southern Negev, and his work on the conservation and development of ancient sites for education and tourism, as well as his activities for the protection of nature and the environment. 

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
Brookdale Canter - One West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street) 

No Registration Required. Photo ID for Entry 

The 2006 - 2007 Archaeology Lecture Series is sponsored in loving memory of Amy Newman Korn by her parents, Miriam and Sheldon O. Newman. 

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