CTV: 2023

January 22nd - February 4th 2023        


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

 The dig includes evening lectures and field trips, with emphasis on ancient technologies, biblical histoy, archaeological sciences and desert archaeology.         

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, ינואר-פברואר 2023, דף התמצאות

חפירות 2023 יוצא לדרך; החפירות מתקיימות כרגיל, אחרי כמה שנים של פעילות מצומצמת בשנת הגפה. מצפים לראותכם.    
תאריך עדכון אחרון: 23.10.2022


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.


CTV 2023 (Jan 22 - Feb 4) 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.
How did you hear about us? (e.g., Biblical Archaeology Society, Ancient Odysseys, et.): 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:

Participants are responsible for their own insurance; the expedition will not cover any claims for injuries of the volunteers and their visitors. Participants agree to purchase the appropriate level of travel insurance in advance of this excavation.

I have read the insurance statement above and the expedition's 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