Excavations & Field Courses
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Tel Aviv University International reserves the right to cancel any of the programs below due to low registration.
Our range of Excavation programs provide you with the ultimate “hands-on” experience as you dig deep into Israel’s ancient past. Where better to unravel the mysteries and stories of the Bible while discovering the non-stop modern wonders of Israel …
These Excavation programs are for those of you looking for incredible off-campus opportunities discovering Israel’s ancient history.
Enjoy a unique encounter with history by getting hands-on with one of the programs below - the programs are not operated directly by TAU International but are affiliated with and accredited by TAU.
Ashdod Yam project: This summer dig is an inter- and multi-disciplinary project, and welcomes participants with diverse research interests and perspectives. Expect to take on all types of archaeological activities.
*Note this program will not take place in Summer 2022 and will return Summer 2024*
Tel Shimron excavation: This project aims to provide incredible insights into the history of the last 5000 years, and also includes daily excavation work, lectures and workshops, and two academic courses with credits.
Shmunis Family Foundation excavation: This summer project will have you digging deep into the ancient Judean highlands, and also includes two academic courses with credits.
Archaeobotany and Paleo-Climate Reconstruction course: This unique 4-credit one-week course focuses on intriguing sampling strategies to shed light on archaeological and environmental questions arising from the Masada/Dead Sea region.
Join some of the world's most exciting excavations in some fascinating regions, including Masada, and the Judean desert.
Dig with world-renowned archaeological scholars who will mentor you on your way to gaining the knowledge, practical experience, and skills.