2014 Season is right around the corner, and this is the perfect time to get
familiar with our goals for the summer (for last season's results see '2012
Area K: The focus will be
on three main endeavors; (1) Exposure of late Middle Bronze Age domestic
architecture, including the final exposure and removal of the Level K-10
building (transitional Middle Bronze/Late Bronze horizon) and penetration
beneath. (2) Further work on the early Middle Bronze Age fortification system,
including a massive mudbrick wall and the examination of the exterior glacis in
a trial sounding on the slope. (3) Analysis of activity areas in the transitional
Late Bronze-Iron Age street levels outside the domestic structures in cooperation
with the staff and field laboratory of the Kimmel Center of Archaeological
Science (Weizmann Institute).
Area H: This
season, the excavations will continue in the northern squares of the area, in
order to fully expose the Late Bronze Age levels, which have already been
partly excavated during the previous season.
Area Q: The work
on the pillared house, which was exposed last season, will continue. In addition,
geo-archaeological work, in collaboration with the Weizmann institute staff,
will continue on the destruction debris of stratum VIA.
in the upcoming season, soundings will be opened in three new locations: (1) Palace
1369 (known as 'the Assyrian Palace'), (2) in the vicinity of Palace 6000 (3) in
the surrounds of Building 338. Our objective in each of these probes is to tackle
some stratigraphical issues related to the city of the Iron Age IIA-B (Chicago
University's strata V-IVA); for example, the date and function of Building 338.
See you all on the tel!