The University of Tulsa Anthropology Department joins the Bethsaida Excavation Consortium

Thursday, January 16, 2014

TU participates in the biblical archaeology excavation in Bethsaida, Israel

The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) leads a consortium of universities in excavating Bethsaida, an important city in biblical history located on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee.  The TU anthropology department has joined this group in their excavation efforts. 

The Bethsaida Biblical Archaeology project is an educational, interactive project in which students take part and learn all the skills of archaeological excavation. They learn land surveying methods and how to record, sort, catalogue, photograph, and analyze artifacts. Every summer, students and faculty from UNO and international partner universities,as well as archaeological enthusiasts from the general public, gather at Bethsaida to unearth more layers of this biblical city. The consortium is always looking for volunteers and students from all disciplines.

Click here to find out more about this exciting collaboration.

If you would like to participate in a field school, contact Dr. Miriam Belmaker of the anthropology department.

Miriam Belmaker