Israel • June 17 – July 29, 2017
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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.
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.
2017 represents a unique opportunity to see the beginning of excavation at a major untouched site in Israel. It took hundreds of generations to create the site of Tel Shimron; be part of the first 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 17 – July 29, 2017
One of two three-week sessions (June 17 – July 9 or July 9 – July 29)
April 10, 2017
$500 per week (three-week minimum) – airfare not included.
Academic Credit/Cost per Credit/Institution
History of the Jezreel Valley ?June 17–July 9?, Introduction to Field Archaeology ?July 9–July 29?; $400 for one course, $600 for two courses; awarded by Tel Aviv University
WIZO School, Nahalal, Israel. All meals and housing are included in the cost.
Open for tours
Yes — by appointment
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