Chris Mckinny

Chris Mckinny
Bar Ilan University | BIU · Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
Additional affiliations
May 2010 - December 2014
The Master's College
Position
  • Adjunct Professor - Biblical Studies

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Publications (23)
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Tel Burna—widely identified as biblical Libnah—and Khirbet el-‘Atar, c. 2 km north, occupy both sides of Naḥal Guvrin in the western Shephelah. At Tel Burna, excavations have revealed a prominent casemate fortification wall that encloses the site’s summit and is confidently dated to the Iron Age II. It was established at the early stages of the Iro...
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Tel Burna is a multi-period site located in the Shephelah. The Late Bronze Age was one of the two main periods during which the site was inhabited. In this paper, we will present the various finds dating to this period, focusing on the public building that was discovered on its western side. The building and the finds provide a window into the cult...
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In the summer of 2015, the Tel Burna Excavation Project in Israel opened Area C, with the goal of better understanding the adjacent agricultural areas. During the 2015 and 2016 seasons, installations of various sizes and shapes were found carved out of the limestone bedrock. Although some Byzantine and Persian occupation is known at the site, surve...
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Votive objects are a common part of cult and ritual throughout the world. In this study, we present and discuss two miniature votive vessels and other related ritual deposits from a Late Bronze cultic enclosure at Tel Burna, Israel. We conclude that the Cypriot character of many of the finds (including one of the two votive objects) might indicate...
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This article presents an overview of the past ten years of research at Tel Burna (in Hebrew)
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Bronze Age trade in the Eastern Mediterranean is well attested in south Levantine archaeological research, with imported vessels generally playing a significant role in the ceramic assemblage. While the majority of these vessels are found repeatedly at many different sites, there are cases where a rare find sheds new light on the way in which trade...
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This paper discusses the results of the use of PlanGrid as a test case for its adaptation as an archaeological data collection tool for the Tel Burna archaeological project. PlanGrid was designed as an iPad app for construction workers to have cloud-based access to blueprint drawings that multiple users could simultaneously access and heavily annot...
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This paper discusses the history of research at Deir el-Azar (Tel Qiryat Ye'arim), including a discussion of its traditional identification with Kiriath-Jearim and a preliminary report of both the recent archaeological survey and G. Barkay's salvage excavation, which was carried out in the winter of 1995-1996. Significantly, this paper provides the...
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The Shephelah, known as the breadbasket of the southern Levant, is one of the more extensively investigated regions of the southern Levant in terms of archaeobotanical research. However, studies dealing with agriculture are scarce in comparison to the archaeobotanical data available. The analysis of the archaeobotanical assemblage in combination wi...
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This book honors the memory of Brian Hesse, a scholar of Near Eastern archaeology, a writer of alliterative and punned publication titles, and an accomplished amateur photographer. Hesse specialized in zooarchaeology, but he influenced a wider range of excavators and ancient historians with his broad interpretive reach. He spent much of his career...
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Excavations at Tel Burna, Israel, have uncovered portions of a large structure from the Late Bronze Age IIB, yielding numerous nds that suggest ritual and cultic practices occurred in the building, particularly in its central courtyard. is article presents the nds from the excavations, examining the meaning of the cultic artifacts discovered and...
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2015 ‫יוני‬ | ‫תשע"ה‬ ‫סיון‬ | 12 ‫מספר‬ ‫גליון‬ ‫עורך‬ ‫ברתנא‬ ‫אורציון‬ ‫המערכת‬ ‫מקובצקי‬ ‫לאה‬ ‫אחיעזר‬ ‫גולדה‬
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This article provides a detailed review of the early explorations of Tel Burna (Arabic Tell Bornat) from the earliest explorers until the recent excavations led by Itzhaq Shai and Joe Uziel under the auspices of Bar-Ilan University. Beyond offering various possibilities for the identification of the site, this paper's purposes are as follows: first...

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