Hazor Lower City Excavations

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Location: כביש 90, ראש פינה, Israel

Season: June 7, 2020 to July 17, 2020

Session Dates: First session = 7-25 June 2020; Second session = 28 June - 17 July 2020

Application Deadline: March 2, 2020

Deadline Type: Rolling


Program Type:
Field School, Volunteer

RPA Certified:

Hebrew University of Jerusalem; University of Haifa; George Washington University; Southern Adventist University

Project Director:
Yossi Garfinkel; Assaf Yasur-Landau; Eric H. Cline; and Michael Hasel

Project Description:

Join us this season as we begin a new campaign to explore the destruction of the lower city at Late Bronze Age Hazor! Our new excavations at biblical Hazor during Summer 2020 will focus on the gateway and piazza in the lower city. Yadin excavated the eastern half of the gateway in the 1950s; the western half remains for us to uncover, including what promises to be up to two meters of destruction debris, which may hold answers to who destroyed Bronze Age Hazor and when. And the piazza, located just inside the gate, has never before been excavated!

Period(s) of Occupation: Late Bronze Age

The first half of the season (7-25 June) will be run by the University of Haifa and George Washington University. The second half of the season (28 June – 17 July) will be run by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Southern Adventist University. Application forms can be found on our website.

Project Size: 25-49 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: two weeks

Minimum Age: 18

Experience Required: None

Room and Board Arrangements:
We’ll be staying at a nearby kibbutz, with air-conditioned rooms and a swimming pool. Price varies by session; see website.

Academic Credit:
Field School credits available from University of Haifa and Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Contact Information:

Eric H. Cline

George Washington University

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