To our dear Megiddo friends from all over the world--we hope you are all staying healthy and doing well! The situation in Israel is improving but, as in so many places, there are still restrictions governing certain activities and travel. The Megiddo Team is watching developments closely in the hopes that we will be able to … Continue reading Pre-Season Registration, Season 2021
Ancient DNA at Tel Megiddo
A joint study, that we've conducted at Tel Megiddo (finds and historical interpretations) with Harvard (extractions) and Hebrew University (bio-informatics) has now been published in the prestigious journal Cell. We are very proud and happy to share it with you.
Pre-Season Interview with the Directors: Matthew J. Adams
Why dig at Megiddo? Megiddo has an incredibly rich history and tremendously long span of time is represented in its archaeological record. It was an important center for the entirety of its history from the chalcolithic right up to the present day. As such, it is a massive laboratory for examining the long-term history and … Continue reading Pre-Season Interview with the Directors: Matthew J. Adams
Pre-Season Interview with the Directors: Mario Martin
Why dig at Megiddo? There really isn’t just one reason why I enjoy digging at Megiddo. The site, its location, the research we produce from it, the expedition and all the people in our team make this one of my favorite sites to dig at and work on. Megiddo is one of the best-studied sites … Continue reading Pre-Season Interview with the Directors: Mario Martin
Pre-Season Interview with the Directors: Israel Finkelstein
Why dig at Megiddo? Because it is there… (just joking). We dig at Megiddo because it is the most celebrated site for the Bronze and Iron Ages in the Levant. The finds at Megiddo are the key for understanding three thousand years of history of the region, between 3500 and 500 BCE, including the material … Continue reading Pre-Season Interview with the Directors: Israel Finkelstein
How to Pack for the Summer- Pro Tips from Area Supervisor, Erin Hall
Erin is a Ph.D. candidate at Tel Aviv University, writing her dissertation on cult in the Northern Kingdom of Israel. She is also a staff member of the Kiriath-Jearim Expedition and has also worked at Tell es-Safi/Gath, Tel Azekah and in the Negev Highlands, so she is an excellent person to ask for advice on … Continue reading How to Pack for the Summer- Pro Tips from Area Supervisor, Erin Hall
It Takes a Village to Dig Up an Ancient City
The work at Megiddo is a product of many students, volunteers, scholars, labs, and schools joining forces to bring forth the ground breaking excavations, publications, and research results we are able to do as part of the Megiddo Expedition. We are happy and delighted to have an expedition under the auspice of Tel Aviv University … Continue reading It Takes a Village to Dig Up an Ancient City
Congratulations to Area H Supervisor Melissa Cradic on submitting her PhD. dissertation!
Last week Melissa submitted her PhD dissertation titled “Transformation in Death: The Archaeology of Funerary Practices and Personhood in the Bronze Age Levant." Her study focused on burial practices in the Levant during the Middle and Late Bronze Ages (c. 2000–1200 BCE) with special attention to artifacts and finds from Tel Megiddo. Through this she … Continue reading Congratulations to Area H Supervisor Melissa Cradic on submitting her PhD. dissertation!
Photo Contest Winner!!
So we couldn't really make up our minds which photo is the best Megiddo photo, because every picture at Megiddo is a winner!!! Here are some of the photos that were submitted... it sure was fun looking back at all these memories and moments. Ewa Ronowska, joined us at the 2016 season, and even celebrated her … Continue reading Photo Contest Winner!!
At this year's Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference had an entire seat was dedicated to the excavations at Tel Megiddo: The Megiddo Excavations: New Studies Reflecting on the Archaeology and History of Ancient Israel and Beyond Matthew Adams, Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Presiding Israel Finkelstein, Tel Aviv University Introduction: Pushing the Envelope of … Continue reading SBL 2017