Israel • June 23 – August 3, 2019
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Excavate Above the Jezreel Valley
See the beginning of a new excavation! Join us for the first field season at Tel Shimron, a site perched high above the Jezreel Valley on the Nazareth Ridge with a commanding view of Mount Carmel to the southwest. Occupied for over 4,000 years, Shimron saw the rise of ancient Israel, Jewish Galilee, Rabbinic Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Come with us to discover the past and learn how to reach across the cultural divide to the world of ancients.
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In 2019, join us as we dig Canaanite houses, Israelite fortifications, a Hellenistic villa, Roman insula, and a Jewish village from the Roman period. Uncover daily life in the ancient world. It took hundreds of generations to create the site of Tel Shimron; help us to recover their stories.
Daniel M. Master
Daniel M. Master is a professor of archaeology at Wheaton College, where he has been on faculty since 2000. He is codirector of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon.
Mario A.S. Martin
Mario A.S. Martin is a research fellow at Tel Aviv University. He is co-director of the Megiddo Expedition, where he has been excavating since 1998.
Tel Shimron, Israel
Periods of Occupation
Early Bronze to Islamic
Dates of the Dig
June 23 – August 3, 2019
Three weeks. Session I: June 23 – July 13, 2019; Session II: July 13 – August 3, 2019.
April 10, 2019
$1,600 per three-week session; $3,200 per six-week session
Academic Credit/Cost per Credit/Institution
Yes; awarded by Tel Aviv University.
WIZO School in Nahalal, Israel. Dorm rooms: three per room. All meals and housing are included in the cost.
Open for tours
Yes — by appointment
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