Field notes from excavations in the Biblical world
Hot, dusty days and nights full of learning—this is the life of an archaeologist during the excavation season. Working from dawn to dusk, everyone—from excavation directors to first-year volunteers—contributes to the effort of unearthing and interpreting the past. This is no easy task but requires countless hours of pickaxing, hauling dirt, sweeping floors, measuring, sifting, washing pottery and a host of other duties.
Want to learn what it’s like on a dig from the excavators themselves? Experience the 2016 field season with articles and photos from excavations across the Biblical world—straight out of the trenches. Check our website throughout the summer for new features on the digs at Jezreel, Ashkelon, Tel Dan and more!
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to volunteer on an archaeological dig? I Volunteered For This?! Life on an Archaeological Dig is a free eBook that gives you the lowdown on what to expect from life at a dig site. You’ll be glad to have this informative, amusing and sometimes touching collection of articles by archaeological dig volunteers.
You Don’t Have to Be an Archaeologist to Dig the Bible
It Takes More Than Moving Dirt to Dig the Bible
First-Ever Philistine Cemetery Unearthed at Ashkelon
Ashkelon Through the Ages
Israel Museum, Jerusalem exhibit highlights Ashkelon excavation
Excavating the Hometown of Mary Magdalene
The Fishy Secret to Ancient Magdala’s Economic Growth
The Renewed Excavations at Tel Dan
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