Join the excavation team working at the early Roman village of Shikhin in Galilee ths summer (2023).
The excavations begin on June 3rd and conclude on July 3rd

The Shikhin Excavation Project is a multi-disciplinary, international, cultural heritage project and archaeological field school whose goal is the recovery, preservation, and publication of the site of Shikhin in the Lower Galilee of Israel. We are affiliated with the American Schools of Oriental Research and licensed by the Israel Antiquities Authority and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Professor James Riley Strange of Samford University, serves as Director. Professors Mordechai Aviam of Kinneret Academic College on the Sea of Galilee and Tom McCollough of Coastal Carolina University are Associate Directors.

The archaeology is done by volunteers from all over. No experience is necessary in order to participate. We train all volunteers in American excavation and recording methods.

Our lodging is at the Hotel Galilee in Nazareth. The Hotel Galilee is operated by long-time friends of the excavations and offers very comfortable rooms and exceptional dining. We eat our lunch and dinners at the Hotel and  our breakfast in the field (packed by the Hotel and excavations staff). The cost of room, food, transportation in Israel, and weekend tours are all included in the excavation fee. We excavate 5 days per week from early in the morning until around 12:30 pm. After lunch at the Hotel and rest, we work together to record what we have recovered during the day's work. After dinner, there is a lecture and discussions. At the end of the excavation season, we all travel to Jerusalem for three nights before departing to returning home.


To view upcoming Tours & Excavations, visit our Upcoming Tours & Excavations page.