Title

The Roman settlement at Omrit: New discoveries made by the CSB/SJU archaeological field school in Northern Israel

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

5-4-2017

Abstract

The archaeological site of Omrit is located near ancient Caesarea Philippi in the northern part of modern Israel. Since 2012 archaeologists have been in the process of excavating the remains of a substantial Roman-period settlement that was especially active in the third through fifth centuries CE. In 2015 and 2016 a CSB/SJU team joined the project. In this Thursday Forum, we share with the CSB/SJU community the exciting and significant archaeological discoveries that we have made over the past five years. This site offers an excellent example of landscape transformation in antiquity -- a transformation that involved political shifts in power, complexities of religious worship and history, and the use and reuse of local environmental resources.

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