Help excavate the ancient rural settlement of Majduliyya in the Golan. The main occupation level is from a Jewish village dating to the Roman period (1st–early 4th centuries C.E.). A smaller later occupation dates to the Medieval period. The main goal of this excavation is to characterize, examine, and research the daily life of the common people in a rural setting and the socio-economic relationships with the surrounding settlements.
In the coming season, the team will expand the excavation of the Roman-period synagogue, including a mosaic floor and auxiliary rooms to the north. They will also excavate in the area of a pottery kiln, where evidence for the production of common cooking vessels was uncovered. In addition, they will dig in residential areas in the middle of the settlement and on the northern slope as well as olive presses on the outskirts of the site.
Golan, Northern Israel
July 18 - August 4; September 11 - September 22, 2022
Thursday, March 21, 2022
Credit is offered. Contact for details.
Participants can find accommodations in the area of the excavation. The team suggests the Natura Ecological Farm which offers a discount for participants (https://bit.ly/34RZxLl). The excavation will help with transportation to and from the dig site. Breakfast will be provided at the site.
Mechael Osband: University of Haifa.