Historical society program presented online

Archeologist presents on Tel Shimron investigations


The May program of the Highlands Ranch Historical Society on the archeologics site of Tel Shimron in Israel can be viewed via PowerPoint and video, and those interested can view it at any time.

The 40-minute program “Tel Shimron: At the Crossroads of History,” presented by professional archeologist Dr. Gordon Tucker, can be viewed at https://thehrhs.org/20200518-Presentation-Tel_Shimron.

Archaeological investigations at Tel Shimron began in 2016 in the Lower Galilee region of Israel. When these excavations began, Tel Shimron had been the largest unexcavated site in Israel.

After three seasons of excavations, interrupted by one season of laboratory study, numerous artifacts, features, and structures have been exposed that tell the story of this ancient site that sits at the crossroads between coastal and interior sites in the ancient land of Israel.

As of 2019, the excavations at Tel Shimron have established that people have lived here since at least the Early Bronze Age, approximately 5,000 years ago. Tucker describes the purpose of the excavations at Tel Shimron, the methods used, the results after three years of excavations, and the manner in which these results can be used to understand better the interactions among ancient populations in the region.


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