Join us at 9:30 am Pacific on Thursday, Dec 8th for the fourth lecture in the Badè Museum‘s virtual series, “Women & Gender Performance in the Ancient Middle East.” This program is hosted by the Badè Museum in partnership with the Archaeological Research Facility (ARF) at UC Berkeley.
Dr. Aaron Brody will present “Women’s Religious Rituals and the Sea: Phoenician Coastal Evidence”
Dr. Aaron Brody is the Robert and Kathryn Riddell Professor of Bible and Archaeology and Director of the Badè Museum at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California. He has excavated primarily at harbor sites in Israel, including Tel Nami, Ashkelon, Dor, and Tel Akko; and participated in projects in the Negev and Akko Plain and with the Ohlone-Muwekma at sites in northern California.
He has held fellowships at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem and the American Center for Oriental Research in Amman. Recent publications have focused on household religion, metallurgy, and interregional trade at Tell en- Naṣbeh, from holdings in the Badè and Rockefeller Museums. He is a co-editor of a brand-new volume, No Place Like Home: Ancient Near Eastern Houses and Households, just published last month by Archaeopress. Other research has focused on the specialized religion of Canaanite and Phoenician seafarers. It is out of this background, plus time affiliated with the Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies at the University of Haifa, that ideas have developed leading to today’s presentation.