Tel Shimron


Excavate Above the Jezreel Valley

The Tel Shimron Excavation seeks to understand the ancient world, including the world of the Bible, through rigorous archaeological investigation, in order to provide resources for the study of Levantine history and culture over the last five thousand years.

Through the use of sophisticated technology and methods, Tel Shimron Excavations has uncovered a fortified Canaanite city (1800 – 1200 BCE), fragments of a First Temple period Israelite city (destroyed by Assyria in 734-2 BCE), a Hellenistic farming outpost supplying the port of Acco, a first century CE Jewish community, and Mamluk farming village. During the 2023 season, the team of world-renowned experts unearthed a rare and exquisitely preserved vaulted passageway dating back 3,800 years.


Geographic Location

Jezreel Valley, Northern Israel

Minimum Stay

1 Week

Application Due

Friday, March 29, 2024

Academic Credit/Cost per Credit/Institution

Two 3-credit courses are offered by Tel Aviv University. $500/3 credits or $900/6 credits


Volunteers will stay in a school dormitory in the historic village of Nahalal.
Prices are based on triple occupancy. All meals included. Grocery and restaurants nearby. Bed linens and towels are included, and laundry is on-site. Free Wi-Fi is available and ground transportation included.


Full season (6 weeks): $5,250/ Half season (3 weeks): $2,625/ Tel Shimron Experience (1-week) $3,500


Daniel M. Master: Wheaton College

Mario A.S. Martin: Tel Aviv University


Angela Walters

[email protected]

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Hear from volunteers and students excavating Tel Shimron

Digging In: Tel Shimron