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Free Lecture at the Deering Estate

MIAMI (September 22, 2015)

In partnership with the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida, the Deering Estate presents a free lecture on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. Lectures are held in the Visitor Center Theatre at the Deering Estate located at 16701 SW 72 Avenue. The topic on Thursday, October 8th is "Hazor, the Head of all those Kingdoms."

Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Topic: "Hazor, the Head of all those Kingdoms"
Presenter: Dr. McKinney
Deering Estate, Visitor Center Theatre; FREE & open to the public

Hazor, a Canaanite site that dates before Israel and is mentioned in the Bible, was the site of the dig that Curtis McKinney Ph.D. revisited in the summer of 2013 after having worked at this site during several previous summers. Hazor, a literate society, based on cuneiform texts found on tablets, is actually on the site where seven cities were stacked upon each other.  The crews’ task was to excavate down through the layers of cities in hopes of finding a cuneiform archives that may provide the Canaanite viewpoint of the conquest of Israel. This could answer the question is the Bible version true and which Bible version, Joshua or Judges?  In the summer the crew continued work on an area associated with the late Bronze Age Palace of King Jabin.

Dr. McKinney, a geo-archaeologist, currently an Associate Professor of Geology at Miami Dade College, plans to return to Hazor to continue with this project. He has been working for seven seasons at Hazor, an important site in Israel's north, and has come up with finds that broaden the knowledge of that area and its early population. Dr. McKinney will discuss this site along with other Israeli sites. He will also address volunteering and how you can get involved. 

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About the Archaeological Society of Southern Florida
The Archaeological Society of Southern Florida (ASSF) was established in 1949. The ASSF operates as a non-profit, volunteer organization which acts as a support mechanism for the office of the Miami-Dade County Archaeologist, serves as a focal point for local archaeology enthusiasts and professionals in the field, and helps to promote knowledge and appreciation of native archaeological and historical sites in the South Florida area.