CTV: 2020 Season - February 7-18, 2020

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Student scholarships available

The Central Timna Valley (CTV) Project is a multi-year project of the Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University, focusing on copper production sites in the southern Aravah Valley at the transitional period between the Late Bronze and Iron Ages (1300 – 800 BCE). The excavations are aimed at addressing social, technological and chronological aspects of the ancient copper production industry. Field work is conducted on a small scale, designed to address specific research questions, and is complemented by various laboratory analyses of the different archaeometallurgical finds. The project is based on two intensive weeks of field work, excavations, lectures and field trips to various ancient copper production sites, with emphasis on learning different excavation methods and understanding technological evolution from the dawn of metallurgy to the Islamic period, as shaped by the environmental background (geology of the ore deposits, regional ecology etc.)

Basic information


Disclaimer: Participants are responsible for insurance; the expedition will not cover any claims of damage to equipment or injuries, of the volunteers and their visitors.



csחפירות תמנע, פברואר 2020, דף התמצאות

עונת החפירות השביעית של פרויקט תמנע המחודש יוצאת לדרך.
תאריך עדכון אחרון: 16.9.2019


הצהרה בדבר ביטוח: הדאגה לביטוח רפואי על אחריות המתנדבים בלבד; אין המשלחת אחראית על נזקים כלשהם, בין אם בציוד ובין אם בגוף, של משתתפי העונה ומבקריהם.


  *** Two full scholarships for international students are avaialble (covering all costs except airfare to Tel Aviv). To apply, please send us your CV and a short reference letter by December 1st 2019.

CTV 2020 Online Application Form

Please fill out all available fields and agree to the excavation policies before submitting. If you have any questions prior to submitting please e-mail us at centraltimnavalleyproject@gmail.com.

First Name: A value is required. A value is required.
Middle Name:
Last Name: A value is required.
E-mail: A value is required.
Home Address (include apartment number, postal/zipcode): A value is required.
Telephone (mobile): A value is required.
Gender (M/F): A value is required.
Date of Birth (DD/MM/YYYY): A value is required.
Isreali ID number / Passport Number: A value is required.
Nationality: A value is required.
Affiliation: Tel Aviv University / Other A value is required.
Dietary Restrictions: (e.g. Vegetarian / Vegan)
Profession: Undergraduate / Graduate Student / Professor/ Instructor / Other A value is required.
Arrival / departure dates A value is required.
Archaeological/Professional/Relevant Experience (if any): A value is required.
Emergency Contact (Name, Telephone): A value is required.
Did you participate in any of the previous CTV season (and if yes, what year)? A value is required. A value is required.
Additional relevant information:

I have read the guidlines, and I fully understand the conditions of the field expedition, including work schedule, responsibilitles and arragement of accommodations: Please make a selection

Date: A value is required. Initials: A value is required.

To confirm registration:

* You should receive a confirmation email within 3 buisness days