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Testament of Time: Selected Objects from the Collections of Palestinian Antiquities of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri--Columbia University of Missouri--Columbia

Testament of Time: Selected Objects from the Collections of Palestinian Antiquities of the Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri--Columbia

University of Missouri--Columbia

Published April 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780838639757
Hardcover
240 pages
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This text illuminates the long history of human activity in the southern Levant and the long-standing connection between the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the archaeology of the Palestinian region. Under theMoreThis text illuminates the long history of human activity in the southern Levant and the long-standing connection between the Museum of Art and Archaeology at the University of Missouri-Columbia and the archaeology of the Palestinian region. Under the direction of the Museums founders, Drs. Saul and Gladys Weinberg, the Museums own pioneering excavations, particularly at Jamane and Tel Anafa, are also highlighted. The objects detailed here range in date from the fourth millennium B.C.E. to the eighth-century C.E., and encompass 2,500 years of epochs including the Bronze and Iron Ages, as well as Persian, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine influence. The Weinbergs tenure at the museum, followed by that of Dr. Jane Biers, resulted in the acquisition of nearly 900 objects from the Levant, attesting to the much wider scope of these three scholars interests. For the final publication, an impressive roster of additional scholars contributed their expertise to various areas. Illustrated with seventeen color plates and more than two hundred black-and-white photos. Jane Biers is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Missouri-Columbia.