Southern Adventist University’s Institute of Archaeology welcomes Dr. Bryant G. Wood to campus on March 20 to present “The Discovery of the Lost Fortress of Ai” at 7 p.m. in Lynn Wood Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 236-2027.
The location of Joshua’s Ai has been a matter of mystery and controversy since the beginnings of archaeological research in Israel. Recent discoveries nine miles north of Jerusalem provide evidence for a tentative identification of this biblical city.
Dr. Bryant G. Wood is currently Director of research with the Associates for Biblical Research. In addition, he has served as adjunct professor at multiple undergraduate and graduate schools. Dr. Wood’s extensive archaeological field work includes serving as co-director of a survey in northern Jordan, area supervisor for the Wadi Tumilat Project excavation at Tell el-Maskhuta, volunteer at the Negev excavation at Haruvit in northern Sinai, member of the Wadi Tumilat Project survey in Egypt, field archaeologist for the Associates for Biblical Research excavation at Khirbet Nisya, Israel, and Director of the Kh. el-Maqatir excavation, Israel.
He is author of The Sociology of Pottery in Ancient Palestine: The Ceramic Industry and the Diffusion of Ceramic Style in the Bronze and Iron Ages (1990), as well as numerous archaeological articles. Dr. Wood received international media attention for his research on ancient Jericho. He is on the Board of Directors of the Near East Archaeological Society and a Fellow of the Institute for Biblical Research. Bryant Wood and his wife Faith reside in Manheim PA.