Registration for Summer

Posted on

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.

2015 Tel Burna Excavation Information and Registration Packet

The Man Behind the Puzzle

Posted on

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!

Jeremey (Yirmi) hard at work
Jeremey (Yirmi) hard at work
Ornali assisting in the cataloging process
Ornali assisting in the cataloging process

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Area A1 (and B) Restoration Part 2

Posted on Updated on

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!

Area B Storejar (Late Bronze) held by Itzick
Area A1 Storejar (Iron II ) held by Itzick
LMLK type storejar (Iron II) held by Aharon
Area B storejar (LB) held by Aharon
LMLK type storejar restoration
Area B LB Storejar restoration

Area A1 Restoration

Posted on

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!

Iron II Storejar Base
Iron II Storejar Base
Iron II Storejar Side 1
Iron II Storejar Side 1
Iron II Storejar Side 2
Iron II Storejar Side 2
Result = a Mostly complete (where's the rim Jeremy?!? :)) Storejar
Result = a Mostly complete (where’s the rim Jeremy?!? :)) Storejar
The fortifications, silos and 9th-8th Century architecture in Area A1
The fortifications, silos and 9th-8th Century architecture in Area A1 (storejar and other complete vessels were found to the east (left) of the outer fortification – which can be seen in the balk in the center of the photograph (south oriented))

Tel Burna Discussed in Bible and Spade

Posted on

Check out the Bible and Spades recent discussion of the major archaeological finds in 2014 – Burna and our “large public (perhaps) cultic building” in area B is mentioned at around the 8:30 mark.

New (top left) and old (bottom right) excavation squares in Area B
New (top left) and old (bottom right) excavation squares in Area B

Several ASOR Fellowship/Scholarship Opportunities

Posted on Updated on

ASOR has just announced several fellowship/scholarship opportunities for this upcoming year’s excavations.

Do check out their listings if you are interested in funding for this summer. It can happen to someone digging at Tel Bura – here’s proof.

Of particular note is the “William G. Dever Archaeological Fellowship for Biblical Scholars”

“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.”

Dever with the Tel Burna Staff
Dever with the Tel Burna Staff

Lecture on Tel Burna at the Annual Ben-Gurion Archaeological Conference

Posted on

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.