Friday, June 10, 2011


Southern Adventist University's Institute of Archaeology, in partnership with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, organized an archaeological expedition to the biblical site of Khirbet Qeiyafa in Israel which is the setting of the famous battle between David and Goliath.

This summer a team of 62 staff and students from Southern excavated the ruins of the ancient city-fortress. Michael G Hasel, director of the Institute of Archaeology, served as associate director of the project, supervising the excavation of Area D, while directors Yosef Garfinkel and Saar Ganor of the Hebrew University worked in Area C.

The project required the collaborative efforts of professors Scot Anderson and Michael Dant from the School of Computing, Daneil Perez, a Northern Arizona University graduate student, and professor Dean Scott, School of Visual Art and Design. Another team led by Professor Giselle Hasel together with Ariel Turner and Krista Turner focused on illustrating the many types of artifacts and objects that were found. The archaeology excavations exemplified the kind of collaborative effort that makes archaeology one of the most interdisciplinary fields of research.

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