Archaeology, Heritage, and Conservation in Akko, Israel

This project combines excavation, conservation, heritage studies, and community engagement at the site of Akko, Israel, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The project is a run by faculty from Penn State, UMass Amherst, Trinity College, and the University of Haifa. Students learn archaeological excavation and survey methods on the remains of a site that has been inhabited for more than 5000 years. They experience the role played by the distant past in today's political and cultural discourses, and work with stakeholders from communities in Akko to determine the future of the past at the site.

Program Type: 

Course Name and Number: 

ANTH 597AE

Impact Area: 

Program Impact Region: 

Program Participation: 

Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

July 1, 2012

Partner(s): 

UNESCO
24120 Acre
Israel

Program Director: 

Michael Sugerman

Program Director's Email Address: 

Program Contact: 

Michael Sugerman

Contact Email: 

UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Social & Behavioral Sciences/Anthropology

Student Involvement: 

Yes

This Project Receives External Funding: 

Yes

Assessment Mechanism: 

No
Scholarly Product Type: 
Journal Article Report

Scholarly Product Detail: 

Annual reports to the Israel Department of Antiquities
Olson, B., et al., 2013, The Tel Akko Total Archaeology Project (Akko, Israel): Assessing the suitability of multi-scale 3D field recording in archaeology. Journal of Field Archaeology 38(3): 244-262