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.
DAILY DIG SCHEDULE
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
20:00 Free (occasional lecture/film)
EXCAVATION PROGRAM DETAILS
Please check back in 2021 for updated fees and information
EXPECTATIONS & FEES
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.
FIELD TRIPS AND TOURS
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.