Monthly Archives: July 2014

Tell Halif 2014: Overview

In 2014 we only had a small crew at Tell Halif. Nevertheless we made some progress. Excavation proceeded in four squares. All excavation areas were again on the western side of the tell, where the slope falls steeply away to … Continue reading

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The fourth excavations at Lachish

This summer, the fourth excavations at Lachish have started in earnest. Previous expeditions have already uncovered parts of the site and found important evidence of the siege of the city, life during the Iron Age, the general stratigraphy, and temples … Continue reading

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Conflict and archaeology

The current conflict in Israel, especially near the Gaza strip, has also meant that several archaeological excavation projects have been affected. Some just stopped excavating for a few days, others have closed excavations for the season or are in the … Continue reading

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Our floor continues

I still remember how we uncovered a floor covered with pottery and other objects in 2007. It was one of those special finds. In 2008 we uncovered the entire room. While excavating this room, we also noticed that there was … Continue reading

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Carved in bone

Sometimes it’s the small finds at an archaeological excavation that capture the imagination. And they keep us going while we might be excavating areas that are otherwise not the interesting. I found this wee carved bone while sifting. It’s only … Continue reading

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