Join us for the third field season at Tel Shimron, a site perched high above the Jezreel Valley on the Nazareth Ridge with a commanding view of Mount Carmel to the southwest. Occupied for over 4,000 years, Shimron saw the rise of ancient Israel, Jewish Galilee, Rabbinic Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Come with us to discover the past and learn how to reach across the cultural divide to the world of ancients.
In 2020 join us as we dig a Canaanite acropolis, Israelite fortifications, a Hellenistic villa and a Roman neighborhood. Uncover daily life in the ancient world. It took hundreds of generations to create the site of Tel Shimron; help us to recover their stories.
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Tel Shimron, Israel
Early Bronze to Islamic
June 21, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Three weeks. Half Season Session 1: June 21 – July 11; Half Season Session 2: July 11 - July 31
April 10th, 2020
Yes; awarded by Tel Aviv University.
Tel Aviv University
History of the Jezreel Valley (June 21-July 11)
Introduction to Field Archaeology (July 11-July 31)
$400 for 1 course/3 credits
$600 for 2 courses/6 credits
WIZO School in Nahalal, Israel. Dorm rooms: three per room. All meals and housing are included in the cost.
Yes — by appointment
Daniel M. Master is a professor of archaeology at Wheaton College, where he has been on faculty since 2000. He is codirector of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon.
Mario A.S. Martin is a research fellow at Tel Aviv University. He is co-director of the Megiddo Expedition, where he has been excavating since 1998.