Lahav Research Project 2016

Hi my name is Emma Efkeman. I am a sophomore here at William and Mary. This summer I traveled to Lahav, Israel to volunteer on an archaeological dig with Emory University. I would first like to say that none of this would be possible without support from the Judaic Studies Department at W&M. They were extremely helpful in getting me a research grant and a plethora of opportunities. The site we worked on a site that goes back to the 4th millennium and that the area we will be working on dates to the 8th century. The Tel lays on a road connected the Via Maris (Sea Road) to the Hill Country, making it an important landmark for trade and travelers. I stayed on a kibbutz and worked everyday from 5AM to 1PM uncovering a house from the Iron Age II period.