Start of the 2015 field season — survey at Wadi al Ashert/Bet Netofa

Everyone has arrived!  Our group of 11 all have arrived in country to begin the 2015 Galilee Prehistory Project field season. We will be conducting survey at Wadi al Ashert/Bet Netofa in search of a potential new Chalcolithic excavation in the Galilee region.

Day One:

Participants go on a field trip to the site of Marj Rabba (excavated by GPP in 2009-14), and view examples of Chalcolithic artifacts.

Director YR gives tour of Marj Rabba on the first day.

Director YR gives tour of Marj Rabba on the first day.

In the afternoon the volunteers listen to a lecture by YR about the Chalcolithic period in Israel and Jordan at our home for the next four weeks in Kibbutz Mizra.

YR giving a lecture on the Chalcolithic in the afternoon.

YR giving a lecture on the Chalcolithic in the afternoon.

Day 3:

After the initial day learning how to survey and identify artifacts our four survey teams set out along the transects at sunrise, beautifully documented by ACH with our new drone.

Aerial shot of groups walking transects at sunrise.

Aerial shot of groups walking transects at sunrise.

Our four groups covered a combined 4,800 meters of transects today, job well done!

Groups aligning themselves on the transects.

Groups aligning themselves on the transects.

We also had some time left to befriend some of our fellow kibbutz members.

Kibbutz Mizra may no longer have pigs, but they do have some friendly cows.

Kibbutz Mizra may no longer have pigs, but they do have some friendly cows.

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