During the 1998 field season the goal in Grid 38 was to continue excavating the Philistine city.
As always, Grid 38 produced a wealth of material culture including a hoard, seen below, with remnants of a linen bag preserved.
Excavation continued in Grid 51 where more of the Byzantine period was uncovered.
On the North Tell, excavators worked to continue clearing the moat and expose more of a mudbrick retaining wall associated with the Middle Bronze Age fortifications.
Just inside the gate, archaeologists discovered a much later building with an elaborate mosaic floor.
The first group of supervisors heads over to Ashkelon in seven weeks. Preparations for the season are well under way. There is still time to get your application in to join us for our final season. What will we discover this year?