Well, here I am in Israel again, at Tel Akko. I wasn’t able to join the Total Archaeology at Tel Akko Project last year, so I was very interested in seeing what changed and what didn’t. We are once again staying at the Israel Nautical Academy, a boarding school for students wishing to either enter the navy or join the merchant marine. The school is mostly empty in the summer, so we fill most of two dorms. There are more of us this year than ever before — lots of students, returning students, staff and faculty. Total Archaeology at Tel Akko is a joint project of Penn State and Haifa University with Anne Killebrew, associate professor of classics and ancient Mediterranean studies, Jewish studies and anthropology, Penn State, and Michal Artzey, professor emeritus, coastal and underwater archaeology, Haifa University.
Students come from all over, but groups come from Penn State, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Trinity College and the Claremont Colleges Consortium. Right now we are just beginning to get over jet lag. Continue reading There and Back Again