Scholarship Opportunities

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It is that time of year again – time to plan for the 2018 Tel Burna Season! You can register online here.

Here are some scholarship opportunities that were recently announced.

ASOR Fellowships

Archaeological Institute of America



New Paper out on Burna’s Adaption of PlanGrid

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Check out the newly published paper by myself and Itzick, which discusses our experience using the construction app PlanGrid as a digital recording tool. It was published in what appears to be a very interesting volume on digital/cyber-archaeology by Tom Levy and Ian Jones.

The full entry is the following:

Figure 8 – Backing up PlanGrid with daily “issue packet”

Happy Holidays!

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With Channukah already here and Christmas approaching – we would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday and a Great New Year!

If you would like to make a new year’s resolution to excavate a Canaanite and Judahite town in 2018 – we know just the place 🙂

You can sign up here if you want to come join the fun!

Debi is Officially A Savta!

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We would like to congratulate Debi on becoming a savta (i.e., grandmother)!

Restoration of Iron IIA Storage Jar

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Check out this video illustrating the recently restored Iron IIA storage jar, which was uncovered in the destruction debris in Area B2 this last summer. The restoration was done by Leah Tramer and the video by “Studio Jackie.” Enjoy.

Here is the jar as it was being excavated by Sam and Jane last summer.


And here is the process of its restoration.

Foothills of Judah Conference – In Retrospect

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While we mentioned the various papers presented at the The Foothills of Judah Conference, we would like to also share a few photos from the conference and express our appreciation to all those involved in planning the conference especially Dr. Steve Ortiz and Marcella Barbosa. We are also excited to announce that the Tandy Institute for Archaeology of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will now be partnering with our team in excavating Tel Burna!