Aaron A. Burke


Assoc. Prof. of Near Eastern Archaeology (Levant and Ancient Israel)

Office: Humanities 382
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1511
310.206.7218 - phone
310.206.6456 - fax
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Ph.D., M.A., Near Eastern Archaeology, The University of Chicago (Chicago, IL), 2004

B. A.s, Near Eastern Studies; Ancient Languages, Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL), 1996


Archaeology of the Levant and Ancient Israel; Warfare in the Ancient Near East; Egyptian Imperialism in Canaan; Middle Bronze Age Levant and the Amorites; Jaffa (Tel Yafo); Historical Geography; Cultural Heritage Approach to Archaeological Research


First Civilizations (ANE/MES M50A)
Jerusalem the Holy City (ANE 10W)
Archaeology of Ancient Israel (ANE 162)

Fiat Lux Seminar: Ancient Warfare, Modern Concerns (ANE 19)


All graduate seminars are listed as ANE 230.

Ebla and the Early Bronze Age
Archaeology of the Middle Bronze Age and the Amorites in the Levant
Archaeology of the Late Bronze Age Levant and Empire
Problems in the Archaeology of the Iron Age Levant
Ceramics of the Levant
Archaeology of Late Bronze Age Ugarit
Archaeology of the Phoenicians
History and Archaeology of Warfare in the Ancient Near East

UCLA Affiliations

Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Core Faculty, Interdepartmental Archaeology Program
Center for Jewish Studies, UCLA, Affiliated Faculty
Center for Near Eastern Studies
Center for the Study of Religion, UCLA, Affiliated Faculty
International Institute
Urban Humanities Initiative


The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project, Director (UCLA)

ANELA (Ancient Near East--Los Angeles) Events list-serve and Facebook group, Creator and Manager. To join email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

CINEMA (Chronometric Investigations in Near Eastern and Mediterranean Archaeology), Co-Director


See Curiculum Vita with links to articles on JSTOR and other online repositories.


2008 “Walled Up to Heaven”: The Evolution of Middle Bronze Age Fortification Strategies in the Levant. Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant 4. Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, Indiana.

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Peilstöcker, Martin, and Aaron Alexander Burke (editors)
2011 The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 1. The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project 1. Monumenta Archaeologica 26. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Los Angeles.

Recipient of the American Schools of Oriental Research's G. Ernest Wright Award in 2011.

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HAJ 1 publication

Peilstöcker, M.; J. Schefzyk; and A. A. Burke, eds.
2013 Jaffa: Tor zum Heiligen Land. Mainz: Nünnerich-Asmus.
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