Israel • July 3 – 21, 2017
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An Ancient City on the Southern Phoenician Coast
Tel Achziv was at the intersection of maritime and terrestrial cultures during the Bronze and Iron Ages. Situated on a major route connecting the Phoenician kingdoms and the Southern Levantine coast, it dictated its important role in the settlement layout. Achziv thus became a place of economic imperial interest and potential conflict throughout history. The site is a perfect case study for exploring the function and use of a medium-size port town along the Mediterranean coast. Moreover, it is one of the last important Phoenician sites of Iron Age Palestine that has not yet been substantially investigated.
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In 2017 two areas will be excavated: a large Middle Bronze II public building and an Iron II area with a possible Phoenician temple (where a mask mold was found in the previous season in 2016).
Dr. Michael Jasmin, archaeologist and associate of the CNRS-UMR 8167 laboratory in France.
Dr. Yifat Thareani, archaeologist, Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem, Israel.
Dr. Philippe Abrahami, Assyriologist at the University of Lumière Lyon 2, France.
Northern Israel, close to the town of Nahariya
Periods of Occupation
Middle Bronze II, Iron II, Roman, Crusader, Ottoman
Dates of the Dig
July 3 – 21, 2017
July 15, 2017
Academic Credit/Cost per Credit/Institution
Yes; for information regarding academic credit, please contact Dr. Yifat Thareani (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The volunteers and the scientific team will he hosted at the Bet Sefer Sade Achziv or Field School Achziv. It is situated at walking distance from the site in front of the seashore. The volunteers are staying in large bungalows with all the commodities (shower, small kitchen, etc.), 3 or 4 people per room. Meals (lunch and dinner) are taken in the dining room of the field school.
Open for tours
Yes — by appointment
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