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MGSDII Awards Scholarship to Master Student Studying Anthropology in Israel | The Murray Galinson San Diego-Israel Initiative
The MGSDII was proud to award a scholarship to UCSD Master student, Jackson Reece, to study anthropological findings at the coastal site of Tel Dor, Israel. Read Jackson's reflection below. For more information about academic study opportunities in Israel with the MGSDII, please click HERE. The main goal of my trip to Israel was to carry out research on a Roman period industrial complex at the coastal site of Tel Dor. An analysis of the pottery and architecture at the complex, as well as questions regarding its role within Roman Dor and the southern Levantine coast, forms the core of my MA thesis in Anthropology at the University of California San Diego. I spent a majority of the 3-week trip working in the Maritime Civilizations laboratory at Haifa University, analyzing and photographing pottery fragments from a series of excavations at Dor in 1982-84 (pictured below). A thorough analysis of this pottery assemblage had not yet been conducted, therefore the first step was to create a