Well we are at it again, back at the Gezer Water System Project for our third season. We have a crew of about 21 this year which is about our limit, (photo coming soon). Our objectives this season are fourfold:
- Widen the entrance to the cavern for greater exposure and proceed into the cavern itself.
- Once inside the cavern we will sift the material remains found within and hopefully get lucky and find objects missed by Macalister with the goal of helping us date the system.
- Locate the source of the water in the cavern.
- Begin to study the features of the system both the water shaft and the water cavern.
The Gezer Water System project is co-sponsored by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary under the direction of Tsvika Tsuk, chief archaeologist at INPA, and Dan Warner, co-director of the Center for Archaeological Research at NOBTS.