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Archaeological Excavations at Sha`ar Hagolan - A Neolithic Art Center in the Jordan Valley, Israel.


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The Neolithic village of Sha`ar Hagolan (ca. 8000-7500 years ago) is the largest and most important prehistoric art center in Israel. Over 150 art objects were collected from its surface over the course of many years. In the past it was not possible to conduct large scale excavations at the site, since it was covered by fish-ponds and olive trees.

Lately, on economic grounds, the fish ponds and the olives grove fell into disuse. As a result, it has become possible to conduct excavations at the largest prehistoric art center in Israel.

Volunteers are welcome to the 2004 season

July 4th - August 13th 2004

Do you want to excavate with us? For more information click here!

New Publication!
Report : Sha‘ar Hagolan—Neolithic Art in Context
Oxford: Oxbow

New! Photo Gallery

For more information please contact:

Dr. Yosef Garfinkel
Institute of Archaeology
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Jerusalem 91905
Israel
E-mail: garfinkel@h2.hum.huji.ac.il


This page was last updated: 12/09/04

Produced by: Nachum Applbaum, Institute of Archaeology Hebrew University, Jerusalem Israel
Email:appelbau@h2.hum.huji.ac.il