Tag Archives: Lahav

Pottery reconstruction

While I was writing my dissertation I was wishing again and again that more archaeological excavations would restore pottery and give a detailed report on the pottery found. For only by restoring the pottery can we know how many vessels … Continue reading

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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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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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Romans at Tell Halif

For many years it was thought that during the Roman period there was not much activity on Tell Halif. Of course, we knew that they were there – after all the odd potsherd from the Roman period was found. But … Continue reading

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Fire at Tell Halif

After five years we’re excavating again at Tell Halif. It’s a small dig. But I hope we can learn more about the city that once stood on this hill. After three days of excavations there haven’t been any dramatic finds … Continue reading

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Leisure and the destruction of heritage

My last post noted the destruction of archaeological sites by treasure hunting. But there are other ways, such as leisure activities. In recent years two wheeled leisure activities have gained popularity in Israel: cycling and motor-cross. There are far more … Continue reading

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