Archaeological Field Summer Schools
Qualified volunteers can participate in archaeological excavations throughout Israel and earn Hebrew University credits. The following field schools are offered in conjunction with the Hebrew University's Institute of Archaeology and are under the responsibility of the specific field school directors.
Participants in designated archaeological field schools may arrange to earn academic credit from the Rothberg International School of the HebrewUniversity. Students opting to earn such credit must complete the application process via the Department for Summer Courses and Special Programs and are required to fulfill the academic requirements of the excavation, as determined by the field school directors.
The application process for participation in the excavations must be done directly with the field school (for contact details please click on the field school you wish to attend).
Participants interested in earning academic credit from the Hebrew University for participation in the field schools must complete an application process through the Rothberg International School.
The following is a list of accredited archaeological field schools for the summer of 2013:
Abel Beth Maacah is a hitherto unexcavated major tell in the Upper Galilee, at the northern end of the Huleh Valley, just west of Dan, and at the ancient juncture of Aram, Israel and Phoenicia. The site contains remains from the third to the first millennia BCE, as well as from the Classical and Medieval periods.
The Tiberias excavations are located in the heart of the ancient city of Tiberias. Tiberias was founded in 19 C.E. by King Herod Antipas, the son of Herod the Great, as the new capital of his kingdom.
Tel Hazor is the largest biblical tel in the Land of Israel, covering an area of 800 dunams. The site is located in the Hula Valley, about 20 miles north of the Sea of Galilee and Tiberias, near Rosh Pina. Hazor is mentioned several times in the Bible and in ancient Near Eastern sources, references which hint to its important position both in the Israelite (Iron Age) and the Canaanite (Bronze Age) periods.
The site is located on the north-western side of the City of David hill, on the eastern slope of the Central valley (the Tyropoeon), ca. 30 m south to the Ottoman wall which encircles the Old City of Jerusalem.
Khirbet Qeiyafa is located ca. 30 km southwest of Jerusalem. Recent excavations at Khirbet Qeiyafa, the first early Judean city to be dated by 14C, clearly indicate a well planned fortified city in Judah as early as the late 11th-early 10th centuries BC.
The Tel Dor project is devoted to investigating one of the largest coastal cities in ancient Israel.