We began the 2016 dig at Tel Lachish this afternoon. This biblical city was a prominent Canaanite center and later became one of the most important cities of the Kingdom of Judah.
How does a dig begin? The archaeologists conduct research and make other preparations, then their assembled team goes into the field to uncover the remains of past civilizations. Most excavations are in the field for only a few weeks a year. The most time is spent analyzing and preparing to publish the finds for all to see.
This short video shows some of what we did on our first day in the field. Check back for more videos and photos in coming days. Hope you enjoy!