Location: , US
Season: June 30, 2019 to July 12, 2019
Application Deadline: May 30, 2019
Deadline Type: Exact date
Ḥorvat Tefen (Galilee, Israel) is located on a prominent hilltop overlooking Naḥal Beth Ha‘Emeq, a meandering creek that flows westwards to the ‘Akko coastal plain.
Previous surveys at the site yielded coins and pottery sherds dating from the late 2nd – early 1st centuries BCE. The location of the site and the solid walls and towers surrounding it indicate a defensive, and probably military, site.
Our project’s goal is to shed new light on the fall of the Seleucids and the Hasmonean takeover of the Galilee.
Period(s) of Occupation: Hellenistic Period
Project Size: 1-24 participants
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 weeks
Room and Board Arrangements:
The excavation team will be based at the dormitories of Ort Braude college, Karmiel. Each 4-5 volunteers will share a room with private toilet, shower and kitchenette. Cost: 400$ per 2 weeks
Institute of Archaeology The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Mt Scopus Campus
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