Apr 4 Public Lecture: Ann Killebrew (Penn State University)


Monday, April 4, 2016, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


William James Hall 105, 33 Kirkland Street

Ann Killebrew, Associate Professor of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Jewish Studies, and Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University

presents a lecture:

"The End of the Bronze Age in the Levant and its Aftermath:
Crisis, Transformation and the Emergence of the Biblical World"

William James Hall 105
33 Kirkland Street, Cambridge

Memorialized in later literature as a golden era, the Late Bronze Age (1550–1200/1150 BCE) witnesses the rise of the Hittite and New Kingdom Egyptian empires and development of an interconnected global economy. The demise of this world in the eastern Mediterranean marks a transformative moment in history. This lecture explores the factors responsible for this crisis and its impact on the Levant, highlighting the “winners” who emerge from the ruins of the Bronze Age.