Ron E. Tappy

At Tel Zayit, the soil shimmers in the early morning light as Kristi Sparta of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary sifts it to recover small but valuable objects such as bone, jewelry or scarabs. The citrus groves in the background belong to Kibbutz Galon, where the excavation team resides during the dig season. Would you like your picture taken in a similar setting? The accompanying section tells you which digs are looking for volunteers this year.