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Excavations at Omrit, Israel

Conducted in English


This course includes an introduction to the theories and methodologies of archaeological field excavation, supervised on-site archaeological fieldwork experience (e.g., field recording systems, computer applications, surveying, cataloging, small-finds analysis, conservation, and drafting); exploration of research problems in archaeology (e.g., approaches to site selection and stratigraphical analysis); and firsthand study of Late Hellenistic and Early Imperial temple architecture. In addition to participating in field and laboratory work, students will attend twice-weekly seminars led by senior staff and guest lecturers presenting and discussing such topics as site preservation, conservation and public education, antiquities laws and looting, and archaeological ethics.

By the end of the field season, each student will be able to plan and execute a small-scale excavation- accurately and sufficiently recorded and documented- and produce an end-of-season report that provides both primary source material and preliminary synthetic interpretation. 



Waiver Form -- Must be submitted with all applications to this program

Location: Northern Israel

NY departure and return dates: May 30 - July 3

Arrive in Israel morning of May 31st

Course: 3 credits, ARTH

Faculty: Professor Michael Nelson, Queens College

Program Costs

Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3502 

CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $735 

Travel Insurance: $37

Consolidated fee (housing, excursions, in country transportation, student fees): $2730

Total cost with airfare: $4852

Airfare: $1350 (estimate)

Additional costs:

Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day (approximately $600)

Application Deadline April 7, 2014

Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.

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