Tel Shimron—2020 Season Canceled

2020 Season Canceled

Excavate Above the Jezreel Valley

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.


Geographic Location

Tel Shimron, Israel

Periods of Occupation

Early Bronze to Islamic

Dates of the Dig

2020 Season Canceled

Minimum Stay

Three weeks.

Academic Credit/Cost per Credit/Institution

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.

Open For Tours

Yes — by appointment


Full Season: $3,400 Half Season: $1,800. Includes room, board and ground transportation.


Daniel M. Master

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

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.


Jennifer Hutchins
Excavations Coordinator
Tel Shimron Excavation
Archaeology/Biblical & Theological Studies
Wheaton College
Email: [email protected]