Bethsaida of the Galilee, Northern Israel: Summer 2014 Excavation

Bethsaida Season 2014 in Pictures

Zooarchaeologists Ashley Brown (the blog’s author) and Miriam Belmaker, from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tulsa (Oklahoma), using a water-flotation device in order to capture micro vertebrate remains. The finds will be used in the reconstruction of Bethsaida’s paleoecology and paleoclimate.

Zooarchaeologists Ashley Brown (the blog’s author) and Miriam Belmaker, from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tulsa (Oklahoma), using a water-flotation device in order to capture micro vertebrate remains. The finds will be used in the reconstruction of Bethsaida’s paleoecology and paleoclimate.

Zooarchaeologists Ashley Brown (the blog’s author) and Miriam Belmaker, from the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tulsa (Oklahoma) showing a micro vertebrate find to the Bethsaida Project Director, archaeologist Rami Arav from the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO).

Archaeologist and the blog’s author, Ashley Brown from the University of Tulsa, is featured excavating a Hellenistic living-floor at Bethsaida.

A digital reconstruction of what Bethsaida would have looked like during its hay-day.

A cache of beads and buttons from this season at Bethsaida.

Bronze spoon. Photo by Nicolae Roddy.

Hellenistic oil lamp discovered in area A-West, by volunteer Rob McFarlane.

 
 
The majority of the photos were provided courtesy of Israeli photographer, Hanan Shafir.
 

For additional information and pictures, check out the links listed below:

Bethsaida in Summary

Join the Dig at Bethsaida (information and application forms)

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