Dig at Khirbet Summeily this summer!


Mississippi State University will be excavating at Khirbet Summeily again this summer from 17 June to 20 July. It should be a great season. And as an added bonus, I’ll be there ;-). We’re expanding from the squares we’ve opened so far, trying to see whether there was something like a wall around the village, also catching the large house we’ve come down on last year. There should be a few neat finds.
A few years ago, Bedouins cut into the hill with a backhoe. The things we find in that backhoe cut also look promising. We see several occupation layers, including strata with significant amounts of ash. And all sorts of interesting pottery has come out of there.
Volunteers will participate in a field school that includes tours through Israel. We’ll be going to Jerusalem, to Galilee, to the Dead Sea and also visit archaeological sites in the Shephelah. We’ll be staying in Kibbutz Ruhama, where we’re getting served really good, kosher food. For more information see the project website. You might still be able to take opportunity of scholarships provided for volunteers by several organizations.

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