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Updates from the Khirbet Qeiyafa Excavation

Luke Chandler is volunteering at the excavations on the northern side of the Elah Valley and he briefly notes a few items of interest:

  • An early Iron Age inscription has been discovered.
  • This may be the final season of excavating Khirbet Qeiyafa.
  • The excavators have identified the next site they wish to excavate.
  • Chandler has also has posted a series of photos from the first week of the dig.

Don’t miss his great photo of a sling stone!

Khirbet Qeiyafa west gate, tb010410826
Excavations near western gate of Khirbet Qeiyafa
(photo source)
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2 thoughts on “Updates from the Khirbet Qeiyafa Excavation

  1. It's essentially a single period site (except in the center) and they've reached bedrock in many places. There's no reason to excavate the entire site. It's better to save some for future excavations.

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