The summer season is rapidly approaching – if you are thinking of registering – remember the deadline for registration is on May 1. Don’t miss your chance to find the next amazing find from Tel Burna!
Registration details can be found below.
In light of the last few posts that show the great work Jeremy has been doing with the pottery restoration from Areas A and B, we thought it would be nice to see the man with some of his nearly finished “puzzles.” Keep up the great work!
A few weeks ago we showed some of the area A1 pottery restoration process – here is another update of an Iron II storejar and a nice Late Bronze storejar from area B. Check them out!
Jeremy has begun the process of restoration for Area A1 (an Iron II strata outside of the Iron II fortification). So far, a nice complete(ish) Iron II storejar is being restored. You can check out this process and the location of the finds in the pictures below. This is a very nice find that illustrates that the Iron II habitation of Tel Burna stretched beyond the fortifications. Nice to see it coming together!
ASOR has just announced several fellowship/scholarship opportunities for this upcoming year’s excavations.
“The William G. Dever Archaeological Fellowship for Biblical Scholars will provide $6,000 to be used to cover transportation; one month on a specified dig; and one month travel to other digs, combined with a one-month residency (room and half-board) at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem, which will allow the Dever Fellow to conduct research in the Albright library. During residency, the Albright Institute will facilitate visits to excavations active in the field.”
Itzick will be lecturing on the recent Iron II finds at Tel Burna at the annual Ben-Gurion Archaeological conference on January 15, 2015 starting at 8:30 am. The conference theme is “New Research on the Iron Age in southern Israel” (in Hebrew). It looks to be a very interesting set of lectures.