Sunday, May 27, 2012

Gezer 2012 – May 27 Update Part 2: Goals

By Dan Warner

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:
  1. Widen the entrance to the cavern for greater exposure and proceed into the cavern itself. 
  2. 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.
  3. Locate the source of the water in the cavern.
  4. Begin to study the features of the system both the water shaft and the water cavern.
If we can accomplish the first three objectives this season this would put us in excellent shape so that we can eventually open the system to the public and publish our results for scholarly study.


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.

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