News reports about Canaanite genetic research, linking ancient Canaanites with the modern residents of Lebanon, flooded the news last week. The news reports had some issues that we took up in this interview with Cynthia Shafter-Elliott, who teaches Hebrew Bible and Archaeology at William Jessup University in Rocklin, California.
We also got an update on Cynthia’s excavation work at Tel Halif in the southern part of Israel and talked about the Israelite 4-Room House.
Excavations of a Canaanite Middle Bronze Age Fortress near Akko have revealed the oldest and largest wine cellar ever excavated in the Middle East.
This year was the second season of these wine cellar excavations, starting with one room two years ago, and now a total of four rooms so far.\
This was the first 3-way Skype conversation to be featured on TB&TS. It turned out well.