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1919-1984
(Bulk: 1921-1933)
Creator:
Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941
FitzGerald, Gerald Milnes, 1882-1978
Rowe, Alan, 1892-1968
Extent: 40 linear feet
From 1921 to 1933, the Palestine Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania Museum conducted excavations at Bet Sh'ean, a site located 12 miles south of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The expedition was intended to be an extensive research effort in Syria-Palestine, but this goal was never fully achieved due to financial stringencies imposed during the Depression of the 1930s. Clarence S. Fisher, Curator of the Egyptian Section of the University Museum, directed the first three seasons of work at Bet Sh'ean. Alan Rowe and Gerald M. FitzGerald directed the subsequent seven field seasons. Nine major occupation levels were described, the earliest dating to the Late Neolithic, and the latest from the Arab/Crusader periods. Records describing the excavations at Bet Sh'ean consist of forty linear feet of records, including diaries, a card catalog, plans, photographic material, field notes, correspondence, financial records, notes, and publication drafts, as well as dozens of maps, drawings, and paintings.
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Bet Sh'ean, Israel expedition records
creator
Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 FitzGerald, Gerald Milnes, 1882-1978 Rowe, Alan, 1892-1968
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PU-Mu.1031
repository
University of Pennsylvania Penn Museum Archives
extent
40 linear feet
inclusive date
1919-1984
bulk date
1921-1933
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From 1921 to 1933, the Palestine Expedition of the University of Pennsylvania Museum conducted excavations at Bet Sh'ean, a site located 12 miles south of the Sea of Galilee in Israel. The expedition was intended to be an extensive research effort in Syria-Palestine, but this goal was never fully achieved due to financial stringencies imposed during the Depression of the 1930s. Clarence S. Fisher, Curator of the Egyptian Section of the University Museum, directed the first three seasons of work at Bet Sh'ean. Alan Rowe and Gerald M. FitzGerald directed the subsequent seven field seasons. Nine major occupation levels were described, the earliest dating to the Late Neolithic, and the latest from the Arab/Crusader periods. Records describing the excavations at Bet Sh'ean consist of forty linear feet of records, including diaries, a card catalog, plans, photographic material, field notes, correspondence, financial records, notes, and publication drafts, as well as dozens of maps, drawings, and paintings.
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1920s 1930s
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Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 FitzGerald, Gerald Milnes, 1882-1978 Rowe, Alan, 1892-1968 Fisher, Clarence Stanley, 1876-1941 FitzGerald, Gerald Milnes, 1882-1978 Rowe, Alan, 1892-1968 University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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