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50 years directing archaeological excavations in Israel

Yesterday I attended an event in honour of Professor Joe D Seger, celebrating 50 years of directing archaeological excavations in Israel. As a student at Harvard University, Joe Seger participated in excavations at Shechem, then Jordanian territory. He was a … Continue reading

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Tell Halif K8 House

Another house I studied at Tell Halif, was the K8 house. This was considerably smaller. Its front section was well preserved, but back rooms had been eroded. Some of the excavators thought that the artefacts recovered from the house may … Continue reading

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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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