The UMMAA is pleased to present Zachary Thomas, a postdoctoral fellow at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University, who will speak on Friday, October 22, 12-1 p.m., as part of the online UMMAA Brown Bag Lecture Series.
Dr. Thomas will discuss his research on the 12th-10th centuries BCE, which saw the emergence of new polities within the political landscape of the southern Levant. The early kingdoms of Israel and Edom are two well-known examples that have been prominent in recent scholarship. He focuses on the use of the household as a metaphor that structured the formation of political relationships in the early kingdom of Israel, and on the central but previously disregarded role that nomads played in the formation of the kingdom of Edom.
The Museum’s Brown Bag Lecture Series is free and open to the public.