The 2017 Study Tour and Legio ExcavationsExcavation . Teaching . Travel
I’ll be back in Israel this summer, to help lead students on a study tour of archaeological and modern sites. We have eight University of Oklahoma students with us this summer, almost as many students from SUNY Brockport, additional students from other schools, and some independent adventurers.
Our tour schedule is available here. We’ll be keeping to the same general itinerary as in previous years, but with some exciting additions. For example, Beverly Goodman is scheduled to talk to us at Caesarea. Goodman’s work on ancient tsunamis has transformed our understanding of such events in the Mediterranean. It should be exciting to hear from her about her underwater archaeology work.
For part of the tour, we’ll be staying at Kibbutz Mizra, an old favorite from past years, where the residents do some really creative things to re-use old bottle and decorate their gardens.
|A re-used bottle windmill at Kibbutz Mizra|
Following the tour, we’ll take part in the excavations at Legio, the castrum of Rome’s Legio VI Ferrata. More details about Legio and what the excavations hope to accomplish this summer can be found here, and a news report about discoveries at Legio in 2015 can be found here.
I’ll be updating the blog with details and photos from the tour, so stay posted! In the meantime, here’s a picture of sifting at sunrise from 2015.
|Legio and sunrise on the Jezreel Valley, 2015|