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.

The chart below provides key information on 26 digs. On the web you’ll find even more excavations, including 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.

Abel Beth Maacah Israel June 24–July 22 Robert Mullins, Nava Panitz-Cohen
Abila of the Decapolis Jordan June 1–July 1 David Vila, Robert Smith
Antiochia ad Cragum Turkey June 15–Aug. 14 Michael Hoff, Rhys Townsend, Ece Erdoğmuş, Birol Can
Apollonia-Arsuf Israel July 28–Aug. 22 Oren Tal
Ashdod-Yam Israel July 14–Aug. 15 Alexander Fantalkin
Ashkelon Israel June 7–July 18 Lawrence Stager, Daniel Master
Azekah Israel July 12–Aug. 22 Oded Lipschits, Manfred Oeming, Yuval Gadot
Bethsaida Israel May 18–31,
June 8–21,
June 22–July 5
Rami Arav
Hippos/Sussita Israel June 29–July 24 Michael Eisenberg
Jaffa Israel June 27–Aug. 1 Aaron Burke, Martin Peilstöker
Khirbat al-Jariya Jordan Sept. 20–Nov. 16 Thomas E. Levy, Mohammad Najjar
Khirbet el-Maqatir Israel May 18–May 31 Bryant Wood
Megiddo Israel June 15–July 31 Israel Finkelstein, Eric H. Cline
Mt. Zion Israel June 15–July 10 Shimon Gibson, James D. Tabor
Shikhin/Asochis Israel May 23–June 23 James R. Strange
Tall el-Hammam Jordan Jan. 31–Feb. 28 Steven Collins
Tel Akko Israel June 29–July 26 Ann E. Killebrew, Michal Artzy
Tel Burna Israel June 8–July 4 Itzhaq Shai, Joe Uziel
Tel Dor Israel July 1–Aug. 8 Ilan Sharon, Ayelet Gilboa
Tel Eton Israel June 22–July 11 Avraham Faust
Tel Hazor Israel June 22–July 31 Amnon Ben-Tor, Sharon Zuckerman
Tel Gezer Israel June 23–July 18 Steve Ortiz
Tel Jezreel/Ein Jezreel Israel May 18–June 20 Jennie Ebeling, Norma Franklin
Tel Lachish Israel June 22–July 31 Yosef Garfinkel, Michael Hasel, Martin Klingbeil
Tell es-Safi/Gath Israel June 29–July 25 Aren Maeir
Tell Halif Israel June 1–July 4 Oded Borowski