The University of Haifa International School
2011 Fieldschool in Archaeology
In Collaboration with the Tel Dor Archaeological Expedition
The fieldschool will take place between June 28th and August 5th, in conjunction with the 2011 excavation season at Tel Dor. Participants in the fieldschool will be lodged with the rest of the Dor expedition at the Kfar Galim boarding school, just south of Haifa.
The field school consists of two parts:
- Hands-on Archaeology in the Field.
Excavating in the field, under the excavation's senior staff (square and area supervisors), under the supervision of the project's directors. It includes participation in all facets of the excavation procedure. Excavation is conducted 5 days a week (Monday through Friday), 8 hours a day. In all, about 200 hours of field work. Three credits are offered for this part of the fieldschool, or 2 credits for participation in only half of the excavation season.
Participants will be required to hand over a field report at the end of their work. This part of the fieldschool can be taken independently of Part 2.
- Artifact Processing, Exercises and Lectures/Classes.
These take place in the afternoon, four days a week (Monday through Thursday). They include: (a) Pottery and/or (animal) bone washing and sorting (1.5 hours each day, 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm). (b) Practical exercises on the tell and lectures on various topics concerned with the archaeology of Israel and its settings, and the Archaeology of Dor. Lectures are delivered by the project's directors, group leaders (also University Professors), the Tel Dor senior staff, and invited lecturers. Three credits are being offered for this part of the fieldschool. Part 2 of the fieldschool can be taken only in conjunction with a full participation in Part 1.
Core lectures include
- Introduction to Archaeology in Israel
- Introduction to Excavations at Dor: history, theory, technique
- History and Archaeology of the Bronze-Iron Ages in Israel
- Dor in the early Iron Age: Sea People and Phoenicians
- Dor under the Israelites and Assyrians
- Archaeology of the Persian Period
- Hellenistic and Roman history, art and architecture
- The Hellenistic and Roman cultures in the Levant
- Mathematics and Archaeology
- Dor through the microscope: sediment analysis
- Site conservation
Core tours include
general tell tour; general Dor Museum tour (tours to the various excavation areas are conducted during work hours).
- Tell exercise: Introduction to stratigraphy
- Tell exercise: Top Plans and sections (2 ex.)
- Locus system and record keeping
- Tell exercise: individual work
Two to three lectures per season are delivered by invited guests specializing in related topics. Lectures given in the last 3 years are, for example: Underwater Archaeology at Dor; The Archaeology of Metals; Geo-morphology of the Carmel coast; Malacology: Shells and the Archaeological Record.
The cost of the program is $2400.00. Please contact the Office of Study
Abroad regarding scholarship opportunities.
For details and registration contact us: Center of International Engagement
Office of Study Abroad
Maxwell Library Room 330
Bridgewater State University
Dr. Ayelet Gilboa
Co-director, Tel Dor excavations
Chair, Dept. of Archaeology,
University of Haifa,
Mount Carmel, Haifa 31905, Israel
Tel: 972-4-8240234 (secretary), 972-4-8240531
Fax home: 972-4-6397893
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Last Modified: March 8, 2011