Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-21 excavation seasons have been postponed.
We look forward to resuming excavations in 2022. Please check back for details in the Fall of 2021.



5:00     Wake-up

5:30     Transport to site

5:45     Begin work

8:30     Breakfast (on site)

11:00   Short break

13:00   Lunch/rest at Field School

16:30   Pottery washing

18:00   Lecture

19:00   Dinner

20:00   Free (occasional lecture/film)


Please check back in 2021 for updated fees and information

Willing workers committing to the project for a minimum of 2 weeks are encouraged to apply to join us for the 2020 season. Accommodations will be provided at the Mount Hermon Field School, with generally 2-4 volunteers per room. Cost is $1180 for two weeks (one weekend); $1770 for three weeks (two weekends); $2200 for four weeks (three weekends); and $2600 for five weeks (four weekends).


We are educators as well as researchers and we are committed to providing a top-rate educational experience for all participants. A series of hands-on field lectures provide the basics of excavation techniques and evening lectures by experts working in a variety of subfields of archaeology enrich the student's understanding of the larger field. Academic credit is available through Hebrew Union College and Includes four lectures a week and one field trip (the 3 credit course requires a minimum of 4 weeks participation). The tuition fee for this course is $500.


As part of the educational component of the program for all participants, one day each week we will embark on an afternoon field trip. Sites visited may include Hazor, Et-Tel/Bethsaida, Caesaea Philipi/Banias, the Herodian Omrit Temple, and Nimrod's Ayyubid-Mameluke Castle, and are in some cases led by the excavators of these projects. Weekend and post-dig tours may also be arranged upon request. 

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How to Apply
Please fill out the online request below to receive the application forms, or click on the MS Word docx button to download the forms. Please be sure to indicate if you would like to dig for the entire season or for a shorter timeframe during the season (two week minimum). Please also indicate if you have any interest in the academic credit program. Application deadline to secure lodging: May 1, 2020. Applications will be received through June 1, 2020, but lodging cannot be guaranteed after the May 1 deadline. An informational brochure may also be downloaded here by clicking the PDF button below. An electronic version of our volunteer guide and field manual will be sent to participants upon acceptance to the project.

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