David Schloen, University of Chicago

Associate Professor Chicago, Illinois d-schloen@uchicago.edu

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David Schloen is a faculty member in the Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago, where he is also an associated faculty member of the Divinity School. He specializes in the archaeology and history of the ancient Levant (Syria...

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Bio/Research

David Schloen is a faculty member in the Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago, where he is also an associated faculty member of the Divinity School. He specializes in the archaeology and history of the ancient Levant (Syria and Palestine) from ca. 3000 to 300 BCE. Over the past two decades he has conducted archaeological excavations in Israel and Turkey. In Israel, he has directed excavations at the Early Bronze Age site of Yaqush in the Jordan Valley, and from 1994 to 2002 he was the associate director of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon on the Mediterranean coast, for which he remains the co-editor and joint author of a series of excavation report volumes. In 2003 and 2004 he was the associate director of excavations at the Middle and Late Bronze Age site of Alalakh (Tell Atchana) near the Syrian border in what is today southern Turkey. Since 2006 he has been the director of the University of Chicago's Neubauer Expedition to Zincirli (pronounced "Zin-jeer-lee"), a nearby site in southern Turkey, working with a large multinational team to excavate the Iron Age walled city of Sam'al for two months each year (see http://zincirli.uchicago.edu).

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