The Council for British Research in the Levant
(CBRL) was formed in 1998 with the amalgamation of the British Institute at Amman for Archaeology and History
and the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem
. <br />Since 2003, the and the in Jerusalem are providing researchers with access to research labs, accommodation, libraries and computing equipment.
Purpose and activities
The CBRL promotes the study of the humanities
and social sciences
, social anthropology
) as relevant to the countries of the Levant
(Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Territories and Syria).
The CBRL's main sponsor is the British Academy
, but significant contributions are made by membership subscriptions, sale of publications, other grants, and revenue generated by the services provided.
The CBRL currently sponsors a large number of research projects in the Levant, including archaeological excavation, survey and publication. Some of the major projects include work on the Palaeolithic
; the beginnings of farming in southern Jordan
; large regional multi-period archaeological and environmental surveys in Syria
(combining traditional techniques with cutting edge use of satellite imagery and computerised recording); architectural surveys throughout the Levant, but perhaps especially in Jerusalem
and the West Bank
; and anthropological research on modern societies.
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