Tell Keisan in its ancient setting
During the Iron Age, Tell Keisan was a Phoenician city that had close connections to the neighboring kingdom of Israel while being exposed to international maritime trade via the Mediterranean Sea.
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, in partnership with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, is excavating Tell Keisan (Tel Kison) in Israel — a city of the Bronze and Iron Ages located 9 miles northeast of Haifa. In biblical times, this site was occupied by Phoenicians who had close economic and cultural relations with the Israelites and established colonies around the Mediterranean.
We will have openings for volunteer excavators of all ages to join our professional staff at Tell Keisan in the summer of 2018. This site is located in the beautiful Galilee region of northern Israel. Volunteers learn archaeological methods, attend evening lectures on ancient history and culture, and take guided tours on weekends to explore the country. Click to contact us.
For more information, contact Prof. David Schloen (email@example.com).