The Department of Archaeology aims to instill students with broad and detailed knowledge of the past landscape, material culture and history of Israel, its neighboring countries and
The areas of study are varied with regard to periods and subjects. We teach archaeology of all periods – from prehistory, biblical periods, the Second Temple period and Mishnaic and Talmudic times (Hellenistic, Roman and Byzantine periods), the Muslim periods — down to the Crusader regime. Our students are exposed to both environmental archaeology, material culture studies, theory as well as practical issues. In our courses, special emphasis is placed on advanced research methods and techniques that are integrated into our field and lab research.
We place a great emphasis on fieldwork, academic field trips and practical training. Excavations are carried out every year, and the department organizes numerous field trips intended to acquaint students with the country, its landscapes and its archaeological sites. These provides a unique atmosphere of esprit de corps for students.