Excavation site located outside the walls of ancient Jerusalem. Image courtesy of Yuval Gadot.

New News from Old Jerusalem: Resetting the Historical Clock

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Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 3 pm

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Jerusalem is one of the most excavated sites in the world, and the city includes material culture from the Early Bronze Age to the modern era. Yet a reliable chronology has been missing in the search to link and contrast archaeological remains with the dramatic historical and Biblical record. Archaeologist Yuval Gadot of Tel Aviv University, Israel presents the first results of a new project designed to create an "absolute" chronology and establish a solid timeline for the City of David. A new focus on radiocarbon dating will impact the identification of famous remains such as "David's palace" and, more broadly, the study of Near Eastern archaeology and Biblical text.

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