Tel Megiddo

This summer I will participate in the archeological excavations at Tel Megiddo, a site in the Jezreel Valley of Israel, which has been excavated by no less than four different expeditions over the course of its history. The current expedition, led by Professor Israel Finkelstein of the University of Tel Aviv, has been running on a biannual dig schedule ever since 1994. The goals for this season include refining of modern archaeological techniques such as 3D modeling and mapping on site, drone photography, and the use of GPS and survey equipment to mark the location of artifact finds. The excavation also serves as a field school which aims to introduce volunteers to the basics of archaeology and the site’s history. This year the expedition will continue to excavate multiple areas on the tel including a Bronze Age Royal Tomb found during the 2016 season, and multiple Iron Age sites with possible biblical connections.