Hershel Shanks

The sifting project has been so successful that other Jerusalem archaeologists, including Eilat Mazar who excavates just south of the Temple Mount, are now sending bags of their own excavated soil to the Mt. Scopus facility to be sifted. In Jerusalem, where space for doing archaeological work is at a premium, the project’s spacious facility and streamlined operation can handle the sifting more efficiently and inexpensively than archaeologists working in the field.