Aaron A. Burke is associate professor of the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and the Levant in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and a member of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is codirector of the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project. His research interests include warfare, migration, environmental change, and social change in the ancient Near East during the Bronze and Iron Ages. He is author of “Walled Up to Heaven”: The Evolution of Middle Bronze Age Fortification Strategies in the Levant (Winona Lake, Ind. 2008) and coeditor of several volumes on the history and archaeology of Jaffa.