The 2020 Tel Hadid Season was remarkable!

After three exceptional weeks, the Tel Hadid 2020 season as come to an end. Our staff and wonderful volunteers worked tirelessly to ensure the success of a dynamic and unusual summer excavation.

In Area CC fresh insights into the nature of our very own ‘stone monster’ Byzantine wine production complex were gleaned, and the expanse of this system of installations further understood.

Area CC at the end of Season 2020 (Photo by Omer Ze’evi-Berger)

In Area AAU we continued our patient work exposing Iron II remains. Our results from the season have increased the resolution through which we understand this exciting period of occupation.

Area AAU at the end of 2020 Season; note the rectangle curving at the central right hand side square (Photo by Omer Ze’evi-Berger)

The Survey team successfully executed numerous probes, effectively aiding in a broader and more comprehensive understanding of specific survey units, and of the Tel itself. The success of this season will allow for future areas of continued excavation in 2021.

Probe ST10/4 on the northern slope of the upper mound; a wide wall running along the slope (Photo by Omer Ze’evi-Berger)

We are profoundly grateful to all those who joined us this summer at Tel Hadid. It was a true joy to work in the familiarity of the soil, and we do not take that for granted.

End of the season group photo (Photo by Noam Kodesh)

Keep an eye out for updates on our research, photos, and finds through Facebook and Instagram. For further information about our 2021 season please contact us.