Wednesday, July 02, 2008

When You're Not Digging

One thing (an important thing) to consider when choosing an excavation to join is the extra-curricular activities. By that I mean the evening lectures and the afternoon or weekend tours. Digging in the dirt is nice, but your experience will be greatly enhanced if you can learn about your site and travel around the area. Having said that, and having looked at the schedule at Gath this season, I would certainly recommend choosing Gath for your excavation next year. Check the schedule out at the Gath blog. A tip to other excavations interested in boosting their number of volunteers for future seasons: put your extra-curricular schedule online. And start a dig blog.

Yigael Yadin lecturing at Megiddo, db6703260103
Yigael Yadin lecturing at Megiddo excavation, 1967
from forthcoming photo collection of David Bivin

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2 Comments:

  • Todd,
    Thanks for the kind words about the dig.
    And hey - why don't you come with a group to the dig next year?

    Best,
    Aren

    By Blogger Aren, at Thu Jul 03, 03:53:00 AM  

  • Aren - I appreciate the invite but I am already committed to bringing a group of students on a study tour for three weeks next summer and I can't be away from my family any longer. I'll continue to encourage others to join, and I wish you an enjoyable and successful 2008 season.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Thu Jul 03, 04:35:00 PM  

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