April 13, 2021
a paper presented at the Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature on11 April 2021.
January 5, 2021
As I work through materials and update information on the excavation here, I have added a new section to the menu: Publications. It is a list of current bibliography about the NIP with links to available materials. Also, I have added a section on the 2019 study season to the report menu. A number of these items will also appear on the Academia and Digital Commons sites. Much more to come!
December 29, 2020
February 10, 2020
When I started this archaeological project in 2002, the standard tool for creating galleries was Flash. 2020 is the end of Flash. So one of my projects this year is to use Lightroom to remake all the galleries on this site. Should be fun. Until that is done, I will be taking down the galleries.
July 22, 2019
I worked by myself on the NIP today looking into a number of small questions. The blocked doorway from the north medial chamber to the north building is 60 cm above the floor in the chamber but 135 cm above the floor of the north building. I went looking for a threshold, but could not find one. The blockage sits on bedrock.
I have in my notes that there were brick pavers inside the north entrance on the east side of the north building. But I have no photo. These I was able to find. The brick paving continues under the bench on the east side of the room.
Other questions included a protrusion on the west side of the east wall of the House of Tyche in the southeast corner, the discovery of a small bench (likely a bed) in a rooms south of the church, and other little details.
I am pleased with what I see, when I have time to look.