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Field School Announcement
The Tel Bet Yerah Archaeological Project, Israel
Sponsor: Institute for Field Research, Tel Aviv University, Hebrew University, University College London, Connecticut College
Contact Information
Ran Boytner
Tel Bet Yerah (Khirbet Kerak) is a large mound situated on the Sea of Galilee, at the outlet of the River Jordan in Israel. Occupied throughout the Early Bronze Age and sporadically in later times, Bet Yerah was a fortified city at the beginning of the third millennium B.C.E.. It had contact with the First Dynasty kings of Egypt and was later home to a unique ceramic tradition: Khirbet Kerak Ware, with roots in the South Caucasus. In 2013, students and volunteers will continue to investigate the monumental Circles Building (granary), excavating a nearby plaza and houses dating to 3000 - 2800 B.C.E. The entire excavation team (staff and students) will be housed in comfortable hostel-style accommodation at Kibbutz Sha’ar Hagolan, which is situated about 3 km (1.8 m) south of the mound. There will be 2-4 persons per room with shared amenities. Field school costs include full room and board (except for weekends, which include room only), free laundry, wi-fi, and use of swimming pool. There is a small supermarket and souvenir shop, and staff can assist with weekend arrangements (bus schedules, taxi, car rental etc.). Please let us know when you apply for this program if you have special dietary needs, as well as any medical or physical conditions. We will advise you accordingly. The project is used to catering for vegetarians, those with gluten intolerance etc. *Season Dates: June 30, 2013 - August 2, 2013 *Students will be awarded 8 semester credit units after completion of the field school. *For more information about the field school and other adventurous projects around the world, please visit us at:
Keywords: Bronze Age | Early Bronze Age | Israel
This announcement will be displayed until: 07/01/2013
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