Tel Dor Excavation Project

Dor - 2017
5 FEB 2017 UTC+0000 left

Tel Dor office
Institute of Archaeology
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus 91950
Jerusalem, Israel
Tel. +972 (0)2 5881304

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Maritime and Coastal Dor

February 5th - 17th

2016 season 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.

Dig directors

Prof. Ilan Sharon, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Prof. Assaf Yasur-Landau, Department of Maritime Civilizations, University of Haifa