Tell Balata (Dan P. Cole)

The Drew-McCormick Expedition, 1956-1973

These pictures were made by Dan P. Cole. In the summer of 1960 Cole was 31 years old and was invited to join the Drew/McCormick/Harvard Expedition to Shechem as a (voluntary) junior staff member. In the 1960 season, he supervised the pottery shed processing operations and filled in as needed in overseeing workmen in some field operations. In 1962 Cole was the area supervisor of Field V.2. He passed up the 1964 season in order to finish work on his PhD dissertation, which was the analysis of the Middle Bronze IIB pottery at Shechem (ultimately published as Shechem I). In the1966 Shechem season, he was area supervisor of Field XIII.3.

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