Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Gezer Water System Expedition 2013

Dan Warner of NOBTS, left, and Tsvika Tsuk of INPA, sort pottery shards at Gezer.

May 26-June 15, 2013 
Sponsored by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority and The Center for Archaeological Research  at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 

The Project: Participate in the excavation of an ancient Canaanite water system which could date to the time of Abraham. The project is co-sponsored by the Israel Nature and Parks and Authority and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary under the direction of Tsvika Tsuk, chief archaeologist at INPA, and Dan Warner, CAR co-director at NOBTS.

Dates: May 26 - June 15, 2013. Volunteers should plan to arrive no later than May 25.

Cost: $1650 for the 3-week season, or $550 per week + airfare. Costs cover room, board and weekend travel. Preference will be given to three-week participants. Participants are responsible for their own flights to and from Israel. The dig will arrange airport pickup.

Weekend Travel: The expedition will arrange several field trips covering key areas of Israel.

Accommodations: Volunteers will be housed in air-conditioned rooms at the Neve Shalom Guest House, with three to four persons per room.

Academic Credit: Undergraduate or graduate course credit for up to 6 semester hours is available. Additional tuition fees apply.

More Information: Dr. Dan Warner (dwarner@nobts.edu) or Dr. Dennis Cole (rdcole@nobts.edu) or visit the NOBTS Center for Archaeological Research website at www.nobts.edu/archaeologycenter/