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Scholars Day: April 6, 2011

Archaeology of Masada

This presentation will discuss the archaeological remains of the fortress of Masada. Masada is located in Eastern Israel and has had two major periods of occupation. The first period of occupation being the palace of King Herod, and the second the last strong hold of Jewish rebels in 66 A.D. King Herod built two palaces on the plateau as well as many other structures. Jewish rebels occupied the site for six years before a Roman legion recaptured the site. Evidence from the rebel occupancy includes skeletons, linens, ceramics, and coins.

Presenter: Madelyn Padalino (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Anthropology
Location: 104 Edwards
Time: 1:15 pm (Session III)
Please note that presentation times are approximate. If you are interested in attending sessions with multiple presentations, please be in the room at the start of the session.