Overall Schedule (SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE)
Wednesday May 14: ABR staff departs from the USA.
Sunday May 18: Check in date for volunteers at Yad Hashmonah. 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.
Monday May 19- Friday May 23: Dig at Khirbet el-Maqatir.
Saturday May 24 - Sunday May 25: Rest, Free Days, Optional Touring.
Monday May 26- Friday May 30: Dig at Khirbet el-Maqatir.
Saturday May 31: Free Day. Check out AM from Yad Hashmonah.
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.
6:00 AM Start Digging
10:30 AM Lunch on site
2 PM Leave Site
3 PM Pottery Washing
4:30-7PM Rest, Free Time, Dinner on your own
7-8 PM Evening Biblical Teaching
Biblical Teaching Schedule 7-8 pm: Subject to Change
Sunday, May 18—Orientation and Recording System (Byers/Wood)
Monday, May 19—The Archaeological Ages and Biblical History (Wood)
Tuesday, May 20—Before They Were Sherds: Pottery Making and Use in Bible Times (Wood)
Wednesday, May 21—Pottery Typology and You (Byers)
Thursday, May 22— The Date and Political Background of the Conquest (Stripling)
Friday, May 23— Digging Up the Truth at Jericho (Wood)
Monday, May 26—In Search of the Lost City of Ai: Topography and Archaeology (Wood)
Tuesday, May 27—Everyday Life in Bible Times: The Iron I Period (Byers)
Wednesday, May 28—The Late Hellenistic/Early Roman and Byzantine Periods (Stripling)
Thursday, May 29—
Friday, May 30— Debriefing (Byers)
Last Updated: 7/3/2013