Department of Ancient History

Dr Kyle Keimer

Ancient History - Kyle KeimerLecturer

BA The Ohio State University, MA Wheaton College, PhD UCLA

Office: W6A 538
Email: kyle.keimer@mq.edu.au

Profile

Dr Keimer is a Lecturer in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel. He received a B.A. in anthropology from the Ohio State University, an M.A. from Wheaton College in Biblical Archaeology, and a Ph.D. from UCLA in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, with a specialization in the archaeology of the southern Levant. He was both the George A. Barton Fellow and an E.C.A. Fellow at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem in 2011 and 2012, respectively.

Dr Keimer has excavated remains from the Middle Bronze Age to the Ottoman period in Israel and Cyprus, digging at: Hazor, Beersheba, Jaffa, Khirbet Qeiyafa, Caesarea Maritima, and Idalion. In addition to excavating, he has led numerous study tours in Israel with a focus on the historical geography of the land. His research interests include ancient Near Eastern warfare and its relationship to geopolitical and socioeconomic developments, historical geography, state formation in the ancient Near East, and the Hebrew Bible, in particular the Pentateuch and the book of Isaiah.

Research Interests

Archaeology of Ancient Israel, Ancient Near Eastern Warfare, State Formation, Historical Geography of Ancient Israel, Hebrew Bible

Current Research Projects

  • a book on the history, archaeology, and idea of Jerusalem from its founding to the modern day
  • a study of quarrying methods and technologies in ancient Israel and the relationship those had to the development of early Israelite administration
  • Economic vs. Political Administration: A Reassessment of the Four Place-Names of the lmlk-Jar Impressions

Publications

  • 2013    "Fortifications in the Bronze and Iron Ages" in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology, ed. Daniel Master. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 412-421.
  • 2011  "Area B: A Test Case for the Publication of the Kaplans' Excavations in Jaffa" in The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 1, eds. Martin Peilstöcker and Aaron A. Burke. The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project 1. Monumenta Archaeologica 26. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. Pp. 251-259.
  • 2005 "Stone Objects" in Dothan I, Eds. Daniel Master, E.H.E. Lass, John Monson, and George Pierce. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns; pp. 161-166.
  • In Press "The Stratigraphy of Squares EE12, FF12, II17, and II20" in Khirbet Qeiyafa, Volume 2: Excavation Report 2009-2011. Yosef Garfinkel and Saar Ganor. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society.
  • In Press "Iron Age IIA Stone Quarries at Khirbet Qeiyafa" in Khirbet Qeiyafa, Volume 2: Excavation Report 2009-2011. Yosef Garfinkel, Saar Ganor, and Michael Hasel. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society.
  • In Press "Gates, City" in The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, eds. Dale C. Allison, Jr., Volker Leppin, Choon-Leong Seow, Hermann Spieckermann, Barry Dov Walfish, and Eric Ziolkowski. Berlin: de Gruyter (2013).
  • Forthcoming     "Areas B, D, F and G: Exploration of the Northern End of the Mound" in The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 2, eds. Aaron A. Burke and Martin Peilstöcker. The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project 2. Monumenta Archaeologica. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology (2013).
  • Forthcoming    "Stone Vessels from Idalion" in Idalion III: Excavations on the Eastern Acropolis, ed. Pamela Gaber. Boston: ASOR.
  • Forthcoming   "Weapons and Armament" in The Encyclopedia of the Material Culture in the Biblical World, eds. Angelica Berlejung, P.M. Michèle Daviau, Jens Kamlah, and Gunnar Lehmann. Tubingen: Mohr Siebek.
  • Forthcoming    "Fortifications and Fortresses" in The Encyclopedia of the Material Culture in the Biblical World, eds. Angelica Berlejung, P.M. Michèle Daviau, Jens Kamlah, and Gunnar Lehmann. Tubingen: Mohr Siebek.    
  • Forthcoming   "Siege" in The Encyclopedia of the Material Culture in the Biblical World, eds. Angelica Berlejung, P.M. Michèle Daviau, Jens Kamlah, and Gunnar Lehmann. Tubingen: Mohr Siebek.

Presentations

  • 2013 "A Stone Quarry from Khirbet Qeiyafa: Implications for Early Administration in Ancient Israel." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Nov. 20-23, Baltimore.
  • 2013 "Hezekiah's Economic and Political Administration of Judah." Presented at the Society for the Study of Early Christianity, Oct. 9, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2012 "The Iron Age IIA Stone Quarries at Khirbet Qeiyafa." Public Lecture presented as part of the Khirbet Qeiyafa Field School Lecture Series, June 27, Beit Meir, Israel.
  • 2012 "Khirbet Qeiyafa: A Bulwark Against the Philistines?" Presented at the Lanier Theological Library, Mar. 17, Houston, TX.
  • 2011 "Geographical Factors in the Defense of Judah and Israel." Presented at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Dec. 20, Jerusalem.
  • 2011 "The Bible and Archaeology: Past, Present, and Future." Presented at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Oct. 12, Jerusalem.
  • 2011 "The Land Between: Israel's Historical Geographical Setting." Presented at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Oct. 3, Jerusalem.
  • 2011 "The Neo-Assyrian Empire, Hezekiah's Rebellion, and the Interaction of Warfare with Socioeconomics." Public Lecture presented as part of the Khirbet Qeiyafa Field School Lecture Series, July 6, Beit Meir, Israel.
  • 2011 "The Impact of Ductus on Script Form and Development in Monumental Northwest Semitic Inscriptions." Presented at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, May 3, Jerusalem.
  • 2010   "An Assessment of Hezekiah's Military Preparations for Rebellion." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Nov. 17-20, Atlanta.
  • 2010   "Publishing Jaffa: The Kaplan Publication Initiative." Poster presented with Aaron Burke, Martin Peilstöcker, George A. Pierce, Krystal Lords Pierce, and Heidi Dodgen at the Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research. Atlanta, GA. Nov. 17-21.
  • 2008 "The Iron Age Fortifications of Jaffa." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Nov. 19-22, Boston.
  • 2008 "Bronze and Iron Age Fortifications at Jaffa an Assessment of Jacob Kaplan's Excavations." Presented at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, Apr 30, 2008, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2008 "The Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project: The First Season." Presented at the Los Angeles Chapter of the Biblical Archaeology Society, Jan. 11, 2008, Monrovia, CA
  • 2003    "Tel Dothan as Grain Producer and its Relation to Samaria and the Samaria Ostraca."  Presented at The Middle West Branch of the American Oriental Society, Feb. 22, 2003, Grand Rapids, MI