Tel Dor Excavation Project

Dor - 2018
2 JUL 2018 UTC+0000 left


Tel Dor office
Institute of Archaeology
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mt. Scopus 91950
Jerusalem, Israel
dorproj@mail.huji.ac.il
Tel. +972 (0)2 5881304

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Terrestrial and Maritime Dor

July 2nd - August 3rd

Registration will be open soon!

2016 season

Season Goals

In summer 2018 we will hold the 35th (!) excavation season at Dor. Excavations will be conducted near and above Dor's southern lagoon and, for the first time in Israel, will combine 'terrestrial', coastal and underwater excavation as part of one project. We aim to link harbor installations—partially already uncovered in previous underwater excavations— to the residential and commercial areas on the tell through careful stratigraphic excavation in order to understand the way they were integrated into the city. Volunteers are welcome to attend the field school activities.

Field School

The excavation offers a comprehensive Field School that can be taken for credit (4 credits for 5-weeks participation). Credits are through the International School of the University of Haifa. Instruction takes place during and after fieldwork, on site and in the site museum, through lectures, exercises and handling of artifacts. The curriculum covers excavation methods, artifact registration and analysis; the archaeology and history of Israel from the Bronze Age to the Roman period, with an emphasis on maritime issues and cross-cultural contact; and archaeometry (the archaeological sciences): 14C dating, organic residue analysis, computerized archaeology, mineralogical ceramic analysis, archaeo-zoology and more. Lectures will be delivered by the Tel Dor Consortium professors, by other members of the Dor staff and by guest specialists. The field school will include a course in geo-archaeology and those interested in archaeological conservation will be able to gain hand-on experience in this field.

The Dor consortium

is comprised of internationally-acclaimed archaeologists specializing in biblical archaeology (the Bronze and Iron Age), classical archaeology and the archaeological sciences from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the University of Haifa (Department of Maritime Civilizations), and Boston University.


Dig directors


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

Prof. Susan Rebecca Martin, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Boston University

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