Friday, July 13, 2012

Updates from the Khirbet Qeiyafa Excavation

Luke Chandler is volunteering at the excavations on the northern side of the Elah Valley and he briefly notes a few items of interest:

  • An early Iron Age inscription has been discovered.
  • This may be the final season of excavating Khirbet Qeiyafa.
  • The excavators have identified the next site they wish to excavate.
  • Chandler has also has posted a series of photos from the first week of the dig.

Don’t miss his great photo of a sling stone!

Khirbet Qeiyafa west gate, tb010410826

Excavations near western gate of Khirbet Qeiyafa
(photo source)

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2 Comments:

  • I didn't realize they were almost done excavating? I thought they had a long ways to go before they were done?

    By Blogger Brian Milam, at Mon Jul 16, 11:38:00 AM  

  • It's essentially a single period site (except in the center) and they've reached bedrock in many places. There's no reason to excavate the entire site. It's better to save some for future excavations.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Mon Jul 16, 09:42:00 PM  

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