Day 5 – End of Spring Season

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Today was our last day of spring excavations – it was another gorgeous day in the field with lots of wildlife around the tell and plenty of interesting finds.

Some "Deer" in the Nearby Field - update these are (mountain/eretz israel) gazelle (Gazella gazella) HT: Aren Maeir
Tell in Spring with Beit Nir's Cattle Herd
IAF Helicopter Flying Directly Below Tel Goded (Moreshet-Gath?)

While we are quite happy with the results of our 5 days in the field – we are even more excited about the prospects of what awaits us this summer directly beneath the levels that we reached this week. This summer we should be able to uncover large sections of an 8th century BCE  building atop the tell, the Iron II corner fortification (tower?), and the large LB building with its associated cultic finds and tabuns. So please consider joining us this summer – June 12-July 1 – it should prove to be our best season yet! — Chris

Nice Flint Pounding Stone From Area B
A Sherd from a Philistine Bichrome/Philistine #2 Bell-Shaped Bowl from Amit's Area

Itzick Giving the Final Explanation for the Season

One thought on “Day 5 – End of Spring Season

    arenmaeir said:
    March 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Nice! One small comment: The “deer” that you show in one of the pictures is in fact a (mountain/eretz israel) gazelle (Gazella gazella).

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