The Kids Dig involves three hours of actual archaeological excavation at the two dig sites on the grounds of the Center for Near Eastern. Activities include supervised digging, discovering, sifting, recording, and analyzing of finds. One site is set in the early Iron Age, around 1200 BC, and the other in the Roman period, the time of Jesus.
Monday - Thursday by appointment. Please e-mail or call.
November 14-15, 2015
Archaeology Discovery Weekend is an annual event in mid-November, sponsored by the Center for Near Eastern Archaeology and organized by its Archaeology Planning Committee. The schedule typically involves Saturday afternoon and evening and most of Sunday. Events include Lectures by world-class scholars on a common theme, a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean banquet, a Teachers Workshop, a Kids Dig, hands-on lab activities, and a genuine Bedouin Hospitality Tent set up for refreshments.
The seventh annual Archaeology Discovery Weekend will feature the Syria and its many treasures, join us in discovering the wonders Syria has to offer:
Illustrated presentation on "Threats to Syria's archaeology"
A look into Syria's human history and culture
The illicit use of artifacts to fund Syria's civil war
Learn about the latest technology used to prevent destruction of archaeological sites.
Events including activities for children and our annual Middle Eastern Banquet!
Specialists from around the world will present their research.