This section will help you get started on finding an archaeological excavation that’s right for you, but there’s more on the Biblical Archaeology Society website at, which we developed to share excavation opportunities with our readers.

Abel Beth Maacah Israel June 16–July 12 Dr. Robert Mullins, Dr. Nava Panitz-Cohen
Apollonia-Arsuf Israel July 22–Aug. 16 Oren Tal
Ashkelon Israel June 8–July 20 Lawrence Stager, Daniel Master
Azekah Israel July 13–Aug. 8 Oded Lipschits, Manfred Oeming, Yuval Gadot
Hippos/Sussita Israel June 30–July 25 Michael Eisenberg
Jaffa Israel June 22–Aug. 1 Aaron Burke, Martin Peilstöker
Khirbat Iskandar Jordan May 24–June 29 Suzanne Richard, Jesse C. Long
Khirbet el-Maqatir Israel May 19–June 1 Bryant Wood
Khirbet Qeiyafa Israel June 23–July 19 Yosef Garfinkel
Marj Rabba Israel July 7–Aug. 18 Yorke M. Rowan, Morag M. Kersel
Mt. Zion Israel June 16–July 12 Shimon Gibson, James D. Tabor
Shikhin/Asochis Israel July 5–Aug. 5 James R. Strange, Motti Aviam, David Fiensy
Tel Akko Israel June 30–July 27 Ann E. Killebrew, Michal Artzy
Tel Burna Israel June 2–June 21 Itzhaq Shai, Joe Uziel
Tel Dor Israel July 2–Aug. 9 Ilan Sharon, Ayelet Gilboa
Tel Jezreel/Ein Jezreel Israel May 19–June 15 Jennie Ebeling, Norma Franklin
Tel Gezer Israel June 17–July 12 Steve Ortiz
Tel Gezer Water System Israel May 26–June 14 Daniel A. Warner, Tsvika Tsuk
Tel Hazor Israel June 23–July 31 Amnon Ben-Tor, Sharon Zuckerman
Tel Kabri Israel June 23–Aug. 1 Eric H. Cline, Assaf Yasur-Landau
Tel Megiddo East Israel May 25–June 5 Matthew J. Adams
Tel Tamar (Hazeva) Israel May 12–May 31 Yigal Israel, Craig Bowman
Tell es-Safi/Gath Israel June 30–July 26 Aren Maeir

The chart above provides key information on 23 digs. On the web you’ll find even more excavations and a full description of each site, the excavation’s goals for the coming season, important finds from past seasons, Biblical connections, profiles of dig directors, as well as photos of diggers at work and play. The right archaeological adventure for you might be just a click away.