Monthly Archives: March 2011

The pillared house

Throughout the Iron Age – the period of the Old Testament – the pillared house was the dominant house form in Judah and Israel, both in cities and in rural settlements. It is also referred to as the four-room house … Continue reading

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Volunteer on an archaeological excavation

Volunteering on archaeological excavations can give you invaluable insight into the process into archaeology. You’ll come into direct contact with the things left behind by people thousands of years ago. It may be strenuous, dusty work, but it can be … Continue reading

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Tour through southern Israel

And then it was time for the excavations to end. Here’s my final email of that first season, written on July 11th, 2007. There’s not much more to tell about the dig. On the last few days we swept the … Continue reading

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A great find

I didn’t know it then, but the find of loom weights and other objects would occupy me for many years to come. I came back to Tell Halif and continued to excavate the area around it. And I was able … Continue reading

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