Schedule for the 2015 Excavation Season at Khirbet el-Maqatir


Wednesday May 21: ABR staff departs from the USA.

Sunday May 24 PM: Check in date for volunteers at Mount Scopus. Arrangements may be made for earlier check in at additional cost, but there is no guarantee of room availability. Check with ABR to confirm availability and pricing for early check in.

Sunday May 24: Square Supervisors and Surveyors visit and set up site.

Sunday May 24: Dig Orientation 7 PM

Monday May 25- Friday May 29: Dig at Khirbet el-Maqatir.

Saturday May 30 -Free Day. One week diggers check out AM.

Sunday May 31: Optional Tour to Shiloh, Mt. Gerazim, Mt. Ebal, and Shechem. Cost: $15 to $20 plus entry fees. (Diggers pay for this optional tour in Israel, not in advance).

Monday June 1- Friday June 5: Dig at Khirbet el-Maqatir.

Saturday June 6: Free Day. Departing diggers check out AM from Mount Scopus.

Sunday June 7: Optional tour of Benjamin Plateau with Bill Schlegel of IBEX. Cost: TBA, paid in Israel.

Monday June 8 - Friday June 12: Dig at Khirbet el-Maqatir

Saturday June 13: Diggers check out AM from Mount Scopus. Free day for post-dig tour participants.

Sunday June 14-Saturday June 20 AM: Post Dig Touring with Dr. Scott Stripling.

Daily Dig Schedule

4:15 AM Breakfast
4:45 AM Load Bus
5:00 AM Depart for Site- bus ride includes a daily devotional and songs of praise.
5:45 AM Start Digging
10:30 AM Lunch on site
1:45 PM Leave Site
2:30 PM Pottery Washing
3:30-7PM Rest, Free Time, Dinner at Mount Scopus
7-8 PM Evening Biblical Teaching as scheduled

Biblical Teaching Schedule 7-8 pm: Dates to be announced. Free nights will be scheduled. Subject to Change

Sunday, May 24—Orientation and Recording System (Staff)

Stones that the Builders Rejected: Construction in Jesus' Times (Peterson)

Before They Were Sherds: Pottery Making and Use in Bible Times (Wood)

Pottery Typology and You (Staff)

The Date and Political Background of the Conquest (Stripling)

Digging Up the Truth at Jericho (Wood)

In Search of the Lost City of Ai: Topography and Archaeology (Wood)

Does the Byzantine Church at Maqatir Reflect the Sacred Architecture of the Temple in Jerusalem? (Ritmeyer)

The Late Hellenistic/Early Roman and Byzantine Periods (Stripling)

Debriefing (Staff)


Last Updated: 7/28/2014

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