This class is offered internally and externally (OUA is external only). Internal students will meet in-class for tutorials (referred to as "workshops") while external students will access course material via the iLearn website. Every student, whether internal or external, will need internet access that allows the downloading of large video files and additional resources in order to pass this course. Additionally, access to a library and/or article database such as Jstor will be necessary to complete multiple of the assigments. If individual access to such databases is not possible, access is possible via the Macquarie Library website, although a proxy server may be necessary (for more see the "IT Help" link under the "Policies and Procedures" tab).
All lectures, assignments, and readings will be posted on the course's iLearn site for external students. Additional resources, including weblinks and additional directions will also appear there.
Lectures have all been recorded and divided into modules. Each module focuses on one historical period and is broken down further into segments that deal with specific issues/topics within any given historical period. Specific topics for discussion that will be addressed during tutorial/workshop time will be posted online for students. Tutorial/workshop topics will be made clear via the iLearn website each week.
Richard, Suzanne. 2003 Near Eastern Archaeology: A Reader. Eisenbrauns: Winona Lake, IN. ISBN: 1575060833
- This textbook is out of print but can be accessed digitally via the library's website. Print copies can be purchased from various online book distributors.
Ben-Tor, Amnon (ed). 1992 The Archaeology of Ancient Israel. Yale University Press, New Haven, CT. ISBN 0300059191
Mazar, Amihai. 1990 Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, 10,000-586 B.C.E. Doubleday, New York. ISBN: 0385425902
Stern, Ephraim. 2001 Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume II: The Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian Periods (732-332 B.C.E.). Doubleday, New York. ISBN: 0385424507
Meyers, Eric M. and Mark A. Chancey. 2012 Alexander to Constantine: Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume III. New Haven, Yale University Press. ISBN: 9780300141795
NOTE: Readings from the textbook (Richard) appear in the Unit Schedule below as: Author's last name (page numbers) (e.g., Holladay (33-47)). If a reading does NOT come from Richard's book, it will appear as: Author Date: page numbers (e.g., Cohen 2011). Readings that do not come from Richard can be accessed via the Leganto link in iLearn.