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The Jewish "Stone Age" in Roman Palestine

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Student Union 304B

Faculty, staff, and students are all welcome to the Center for Judaic Studies' first faculty colloquium of the fall semester. A kosher lunch will be provided.

Dr. Yonatan Adler is directing the excavation of a 2,000-year-old limestone workshop in a cave in the Galilee, Israel that served as a stone vessel factory during the period of the Second Temple and perhaps later. Was the popularity of stone vessels, which are common in Jewish settlements in Roman Palestine, due to the fact that some Jews believed they could not become impure or because people simply preferred them over pottery made of clay? Dr. Adler’s presentation in conversation with Professor Stuart S. Miller will be in conversation with the Center’s Academic Director, Professor Stuart Miller, who has written extensively on this topic.


Aaron Rosman, 860-486-2271,

Judaic Studies (primary), Anthropology Department, First Year Programs & Learning Communities, History Department, Literatures, Cultures and Languages, UConn Master Calendar

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