Recent Reports on Galilean Archaeology–Ken Dark
On 29 May the Centre for the Study of Christian Origins (CSCO; University of Edinburgh) sponsored a fascintating set of presentations by Dr. Ken Dark (University of Reading), an archaeologist with considerable experience and expertise in Galilee. He first presented on his work in Nazareth, reporting on evidence of the cultural orientation of the first-century site (demonstrably Jewish), and also on indications that the site included at least one “courtyard” type house, suggesting a moderately well-off household.
His second presentation was on his more recent work on the western shore of Lake Galilee. There he posits first-century evidence that the area was more thickly populated than at present, and that there were various local agricultural and fishing industries located there.
To get further summaries of his presentations, go to the CSCO blog-site here.