Tel Shimron

June 17 - July 29, 2023

Excavate Above the Jezreel Valley

Join the team for the fourth 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 discover the past and learn how to reach across the cultural divide to the world of the ancients.

In 2023, join the team as they 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 to recover their stories.


Hear from volunteers and students excavating Tel Shimron

Digging In: Tel Shimron



Geographic Location

Jezreel Valley, Northern Israel

Dates of the Dig

June 17 - July 29, 2023

Minimum Stay

1 Week

Application Due

Tuesday, April 28, 2023

Academic Credit/Cost per Credit/Institution

Two 3-credit courses are offered by Tel Aviv University. $400/3 credits or $600/6 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): $3750 / Half season (3 weeks): $1875 / Tel Shimron Experience (1-week) $1900


Daniel M. Master: Wheaton College

Mario A.S. Martin: Tel Aviv University


Angela Walters
[email protected]

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