ANT 218 Archaeology of the Bible

3 Credit Hours • 45 Contact Hours (Lecture)

Examining the early civilizations and major cities described in the Bible, this course is designed to use the methods and critical examination of archaeology. Students will explore the cultural history of the Near East from the Neolithic period to the end of the Iron Age. Students will focus on the Old Testament starting with the domestication of plants and animals in the Neolithic, followed by the development of villages, and then by cities in Israel, Babylon and Egypt.