Aaron A. Burke

Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC); Kershaw Chair of Ancient Eastern Mediterranean Studies

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Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2004

Areas of Interest

Bronze and Iron Age Levant; Archaeology of Warfare; Egyptian Imperialism in Canaan; Eastern Mediterranean trade in the Bronze Age


Aaron Burke's interests and publications range from studies of warfare in the ancient Near East, to Egyptian imperialism in Canaan, historical biblical archaeology, and Amorite society and economy during the second millennium BC. 

Burke is co-director of the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project (JCHP), an interdisciplinary cultural heritage project that addresses the history and archaeology of Jaffa. Initiated in January 2007 with Martin Peilstöcker (Israel Antiquities Authority), it is a collaborative effort between a number of participating institutions including its senior partners the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA and the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, Germany, and The Old Jaffa Development Corporation. This project is bringing to light Jaffa’s important role from the second millennium B.C. until the end of the Ottoman period.


See http://ucla.academia.edu/AaronBurke


Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project 

Center for Jewish Studies