Tel Lachish Excavations

Figure 2“Tracing Transformations” continues excavations at Area S and Area P at Tel Lachish, a key-site of the southern Levant during the Bronze and Iron Ages. Area S is a trench on the western edge of Tel Lachish and was originally excavated by the University of Tel Aviv’s expedition directed by David Ussishkin. This area features settlement layers of the Middle and Late Bronze Ages and serves as a case study for this crucial period of southern Levantine archaeology. Area P is located north of the Judean Palace-Fort, under Iron Age and Late Bronze Age layers, David Ussishkin uncovered part of a Middle Bronze Age palace, which “Tracing Transformations” is currently continuing excavating.

The Tel Lachish excavations are directed by Katharina Streit of Hebrew University and Felix Höflmayer of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.