Zvi Lederman/Beth-Shemesh Excavations

ON THE COVER: As her shirt says, she’s discovering archaeology! And smiling to boot. Volunteers like Wendy Fergusson get the opportunity to discover everything from broken pottery to storage facilities to reservoirs when they join the dig at Beth-Shemesh, 16 miles southwest of Jerusalem. Sound appealing? Check out this issue’s list of excavations seeking volunteers (“Sand, Sun, Fun—A Guide to Digs in 2000”), grab your shovel, and head for the tell!