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Prehistoric Archaeology
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Prof. Tallay Ornan

Ph.D. 1998, Tel Aviv University

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Research Interests:

  • Ancient Near Eastern art.
  • Iconography of Israel/Palestine during the Middle-Late Bronze and Iron (Biblical) periods.
  • Ancient Near East glyptic art: iconography and workmanship of cylinder and stamp seals.
  • Second-millennium metal statuary from the Levant.
  • Religious and political constructs as reflected in the visual art of the ancient Near East.
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