by Jane Terry We are proud to announce a rare find from Missouri State University Religious Studies M.A. alumnus, Jared Chatfield, who is on a dig in Gezer this summer! On Friday Jared unearthed a sunken storage vessel, a whole, Iron I vessel with two handles, and with several grinding stones inside. The contents, some fine and dark soil, were collected to be studied. The … [Read more...] about MSU REL Alumnus Unearths Rare Find!
by Jane Terry Wonder what it would be like to be an archaeologist? Now you can find out! Everyone is invited to attend a Conversation with Dr. Gabriel Barkay, noted archaeologist and professor at Bar Ilan University and Jerusalem University College, on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:00-1;30 p.m. in Strong 004. Dr. Barkay will share his incredible journey as a … [Read more...] about Conversation with Dr. Gabriel Barkay
by Jane Terry Alas, the Gezer Archaeology Excavation is over for this year, but for those of you who still crave the dirt on digs, here are a few sites that might interest you: Dr. John Strong, Associate Professor of Religious Studies in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and Archaeology at Missouri State University, is our Gezer expert/team leader. His website is … [Read more...] about Can’t get enough?
by John Strong July 11, 2011 Fast archaeology and slow archaeology—these are the gears that archaeologists need to be able to shift into, depending on the situation. Let’s start with fast archaeology. Most people think of archaeologists as working with dental instruments and toothbrushes. Sometimes these are used (see below), but not all that often, at least not in … [Read more...] about Archaeology Fast and Slow
by Jane Terry Many thanks to Gezer Excavation participant and Missouri State University alumnus Jared Chatfield (M.A., Religious Studies) for giving me permission to post some of his photos from the dig in this slideshow: [flickrSlideshow acct_name="jet3rry" id="72157627209580841"] … [Read more...] about Dig Photos from Jared