Work on the publication of Jacob and Haya Kaplan’s excavations in Jaffa from 1955 to 1982 has been underway under the direction of Aaron Burke and Martin Peilstöcker since June 2007 following receipt of permissions from the Israel Antiquities Authority earlier that year. The work, in large part, has been made possible by a generous grant from the Shelby White and Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications.
The research includes a treatment of the Bronze and Iron Age remains of Jaffa excavated by the Kaplans, as well as publication of those materials excavated from the Medieval Period (Early Islamic, Crusader, and Mamluk) to the Ottoman Period. The forthcoming publication of the Persian (late Iron Age) to Byzantine periods has been undertaken by Orit Tsuf.
For more information, see Part IV of The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 1.
For recent works stemming from this initiative, see the following:
Burke, Aaron Alexander, and Krystal V. Lords
Burke, Aaron Alexander, and Alice R. Mandell