Dr Stephen Bourke

Stephen is a Near Eastern archaeologist and has worked on numerous international archaeological projects since 1980. He currently directs Sydney University excavations at Pella in Jordan, and has done so since 1992. He previously led four seasons of renewed excavations at Chalcolithic Teleilat Ghassul, Jordan, between 1994 – 99. His interests centre on the Neolithic beginnings of urban life through to the end of the pre-Classical Iron Age in the Levant (ca.6500 – 300BC).