Maritime and Coastal Dor
February 5th - 17th
From the Late Bronze Age, Dor was a vital commercial port, and is currently the most important site for the study of the beginning of Phoenician civilization. It is also a key site for the understanding of the persistence of Phoenician culture in coastal Israel during the Persian, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. In each of these periods, maritime contacts were instrumental, connecting the residents of Dor to peoples and places both near and far.
The 2017 winter season at Dor will explore underwater installations in the southern harbor of the site and lower part of the southern slope of the tell.
The excavation will host the field school of the Department of Maritime Civilizations of the University of Haifa.
Prof. Ilan Sharon, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Prof. Assaf Yasur-Landau, Department of Maritime Civilizations, University of Haifa