New Excavation Area

The walk has been made and Grid Supervisor Joshua Walton has a new excavation area to call home.  This summer he will open a step trench on the North Tell in either Grid 16 or 17.  (The exact location will be identified by the GIS team prior to the start of the season.)

New Grid on the North Tell

New Grid on the North Tell

The goal for this and subsequent seasons is to get as complete an occupational sequence from the Bronze Age through the Islamic/Crusader period as possible.  

Visible in the photo?  Probable remains from the medieval fortifications.

Since work first began in 1985 we have learned a great deal about settlement on the North Tell but this promises to be one of the most informative years yet.

There's still time to join the volunteer staff.  Get your application in today!