Summer 2017: Excavation begins


Participants can join the dig for the full season or for either of two half-season sessions.

Full season dates: June 17 - July 29, 2017

Half Season Participation is possible but credit is only available for full season participants
Half Season Session 1: June 17 – July 9
Half Season Session 2: July 9 - July 29

For full season and Summer School: Plan to arrive June 17 and depart July 28 (late evening) or July 29
For half season: Plan to arrive or depart on July 9.

Application must be submitted by April 10, 2017.

Participation Fees

Full Season: $3,000
Half Season: $1,500

Summer School

Tel Aviv University
History of the Jezreel Valley (June 17-July 9)
Introduction to Field Archaeology (July 9-July 29)
$400 for 1 course; $600 for 2 courses

Application must be submitted by April 10, 2017.

Additional Opportunities 

2017 International Field School in Archaeological Science of the Kimmel Center (Weizmann Institute)
July 16-21, flyer with more information

Post from RICOH THETA. - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Enjoy this 360° view of the tel and Jezreel Valley

Summer 2016: Geophysical Survey

We conducted a site-wide reconnaissance survey using traditional pedestrian survey and ground-based geophysical methods in order to determine the general periodization of the site as well as the potential layout of any near sub-surface architecture. It serves as both an extension and re-evaluation of the 1982 survey of the Yuval Portugali and Avner Raban.

Most Tel Shimron staff were directing the final season of the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon.  Details of that exciting season can be found on the the blog and press page.