Société d'archéologie de l'uOttawa – uOttawa Archaeology Society

Summer 2013 Fieldwork Opportunity: Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project

The University of Manitoba is hosting another season at Tell es-Safi (supposedly the biblical location  of Goliath) in Israel.

Here is their brief blurb from their website:

Tell es-Safi, identified as Canaanite and Philistine Gath (home of biblical Goliath!) and Medieval “Blanche Garde,” is one of the largest pre-classical sites in the Levant, settled continuously from late Prehistoric through Modern times. Since 1996, excavations at the site (directed by Prof. Aren M. Maeir) have revealed fascinating and groundbreaking finds, including the earliest known siege system in the world, the earliest deciphered Philistine inscription, and extremely rich and well-preserved evidence of various cultures, peoples, and historical events, spanning some six millennia of occupation. Come join us on this exciting adventure!

Their summer 2013 season runs from June 30 to July 26 and is now open to applicants.

Here are their links through the University of Manitoba:

Here is the project’s website:


For any questions or more information, contact the project’s co-director:

Contact:    Haskel J. Greenfield
Co-Director of Early Bronze Age Excavations (EBA) at Tell es-Safi;
Professor, Anthropology; Associate Member, St. Paul’s College
t: 204 272 1591

Poster: Tell es Safi 2013

ps. more field school opportunities will be posted in the coming weeks.


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