What do you need to know before joining an archaeological dig? How can you get involved? What sort of training and experience do you need? We answer all these questions and more in our FREE eBook.
For nearly five decades, the Biblical Archaeology Society has been connecting volunteers to archaeological excavations around the Holy Land. We provide opportunities and resources for getting your hands dirty in an excavation. For that very purpose, we have put together this new FREE eBook, A Digger’s Life: A Guide to the Archaeology Dig Experience, filled with dozens of articles and exciting new content about digs in Israel and beyond.
Every year, scores of excavations take place around the Holy Land and the broader Mediterranean world, many of which rely in large part on volunteers just like you! While reading news about marvelous finds from places like Megiddo or Jerusalem, it is hard to imagine that many of these discoveries are made with the help of students and volunteers. In what other field can a complete beginner have such a profound impact?
Very few things connect you to the past the way that excavating does. Whether you are interested in the biblical past, the Roman Empire, or prehistoric peoples, the experience of uncovering history for yourself is incredible and life changing. Joining a dig is not just about the past, though. Spending time on the dig and exploring countries and regions you have never visited will profoundly change the way you think about them and their history. Plus it gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in a foreign culture.
This FREE eBook, A Digger’s Life: A Guide to the Archaeology Dig Experience, begins with “Beginning Your Dig Experience” and articles that introduce the process of selecting and planning for a dig and preparing for the experience. The eBook also includes “Stories from the Trenches” where we bring together stories from past volunteers to give you a taste of what your adventure may be like. Finally, in “Digging Across the World,” articles by young scholars and archaeologists explain what makes excavation in places like Israel, Jordan, Turkey, and Italy so special and unique.
We hope that you enjoy this compilation, and we look forward to helping students and volunteers experience the wonders of excavation for another five decades.
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