Phase 1 (Study period: 2004-2008)

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This phase was focused on the removal of later overburden and clearing of uppermost EB layers in order to determine extent of preserved area of occupation (2004-2008). It was directed by Aren Maeir and the excavation area supervised by Itzhaq Shai.

This long term research program is conducted in association with the Tell es-Safi/Gath Field School where students receive an intensive education in the archaeology of the region and archaeological method. This is a long term research program the combines the talents and skills of successful team of researchers, who have research, pedagogy and public awareness as part of their official agenda.

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