Excavate Qumran, Site of the Dead Sea Scrolls

This summer, join the seventh and final season of the Qumran plateau excavation project, located just south of the ruined settlement of Qumran where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls may have been written. In previous excavation seasons, the project has found more of the material culture that characterized the Qumran community, especially animal bone deposits that may be the remains of communal meals. During the final season, the project aims to explore the limits of usage and settlement along the plateau, and also excavate additional bone deposits for comparative DNA analysis.

Biblical Archaeology: From the Ground Down

How does a dig team work? What do archaeologists look for at a dig? In this documentary DVD, learn how excavators work and what we can learn from archaeology. More information.

Randall Price

Randall PriceRandall Price is the founder and president of World of the Bible Ministries, Inc. and is Distinguished Research Professor and Executive Director of the Center for Judaic Studies at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Oren Gutfeld

Oren GutfeldOren Gutfeld is a professor of classical archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition to codirecting the Qumran plateau project, he has led the archaeological excavation of Beit Lehi and has participated on numerous archaeological projects throughout Israel.

Dig Directors

Randall Price
Oren Gutfeld

Geographic Location

Qumran National Park, Israel

Periods of Occupation

Iron Age, Hasmonean, Roman

Dates of the Dig

May 16 - June 10, 2012

Minimum Stay

Three weeks

Application Due

April 30, 2012



Academic Credit/Cost per Credit/Institution

Yes - 3 credit hours - $500 - Liberty University


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