Dec 18

A Festive Holiday Lunch Honoring Members of the Asarot Society

New York, New York

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Illuminating the Past: An Archaeologist Examines Light and Fire Through the Ages
Prof. Steve Rosen
BGU’s Vice President for External Affairs, Department of Bible, Archaeology and Ancient Near East
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Thursday, December 18, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Manhattan location to be provided upon registration.

By invitation only.

Join us for a celebration of Asarot* Society members and your continued support of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. The program includes  a Chanukah candle lighting ceremony with special guests.

Light lunch will be provided. Dietary laws observed. Admission is free.

*Asarot means “tens” in Hebrew and you are part of a select group of AABGU supporters who have contributed ten gifts or more.


R.S.V.P. required to Dana Ben-Benyamin at or 646-452-3702.

Prof. Steve Rosen is the Canada Chair in Near Eastern Archeology at Ben-Gurion University. He began serving as BGU’s vice-president of external affairs in October 2014. Among other positions, he has been the deputy rector of the University, assistant dean of the Kreitman School of Advanced studies, the chair of the Department of Bible, Archaeology and Ancient Near East, the head of the Archaeological Division, acting head of the Overseas Studies Program, and the director of the Humphrey Institute for Social Research. He has been a member of the Archaeological Council of Israel since 1997. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley and his Master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago in anthropology. Prior to working for Ben-Gurion University he worked as a survey archaeologist for 8 years with the Archaeological Survey of Israel-Negev Emergency Survey.

His areas of research expertise include the analysis of chipped stone tool industries, especially from the Chalcolithic, Bronze, and Iron Ages, the archaeology of nomadism, and generally prehistoric archaeology and Negev archaeology. He is the author of four books, one edited volume, and over 150 publications in journals and edited volumes. His book Lithics After the Stone Age won the American Schools of Oriental Research Publication award in 1998 and he edited the Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society for seven years.