Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June 12: The Dig is Complete - Update 12

The 2013 Gezer Dig has come to an end. As I write, the last pottery is being sort and the site is being cleaned and secured. As Dr. Dan Warner mentions in the video, the project will take one more year to complete. However, we made tremendous progress this year's dig was a huge success. We have dateable pottery to analyze and a plan of attack for next season. Keep an eye on the blog for additional updates. We will release an article on this year's dig in the coming weeks and we will announce the dates for next year's dig as soon as those are available.

We want to offer our most gracious thanks to Dr. Tsvika Tsuk, chief archaeologist for the Israel Nature, who has co-directed the dig and to the Israel Nature and Parks Authority which has partnered with New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in this endeavor. Dr. Tsuk has shared his time and talents at the dig site and in the lecture hall, imparting his knowledge of archaeology with our group. We are thankful to count Tsvika Tsuk as a colleague and a friend.

In the coming days the members of our group will board jets headed for happy reunions with loved ones. Please pray for safe returns for the entire Gezer team.

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