Category Archives: Bert de Vries

Preservation and Community Engagement at Umm el-Jimal in 2014

By Bert de Vries. A Retrospective of the presentation made in Session 1D at ASOR’s 2014 Annual Meetings in San Diego. In 2007 the Umm el-Jimal Project (UJP) made a thematic shift away from stress on academic archaeological research to … Continue reading

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Missiles for Tunnels in Gaza: The Flattening of History

by Bert de Vries. “Those who turned Gaza into an internment camp for 1.8 million people should not be surprised when they tunnel underneath the earth. …” Amira Hass, “Reaping what we have sown in Gaza,” Ha’aretz, 20 July, 2014  … Continue reading

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Paradox of Power: How the Weak Prevail Against the Strong

by Bert de Vries. Much of my career as historian-archaeologist has been focused on the question of how overpowered populations and culture groups – the conquered, the occupied, the colonized, the enslaved – coped, and how a historian could know … Continue reading

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