2016 Offseason Week 1

Excavation expanded during the 1989 field season to include Grids 1, 2, 9, 16, 38, 50 and 57. 

 Supervisors and volunteers in Grid 38 (This was the first season of a current staff member. Can you guess who it is?)

Supervisors and volunteers in Grid 38 (This was the first season of a current staff member. Can you guess who it is?)

Excavation in Grid 38 continued to reveal a complex stratigraphic sequence dating to the Roman and Byzantine periods. 

 Grid 38

Grid 38

Excavation also produced a wealth of small finds including a cache of oil lamps many of which, but not all, depicted erotic images.

 Oil lamp 

Oil lamp 

In Grid 50, there were more sea views, more dogs, and more evidence for earlier Persian occupation.

 End of season Grid 50 photo

End of season Grid 50 photo

On the North Tell, excavation uncovered an impressive section of the mudbrick ramparts. 

 Mudbrick ramparts on the North Tell

Mudbrick ramparts on the North Tell