These pictures were made by Dan P. Cole. 1974 was the final season of HUC’s Phase 2 excavations at Gezer, and Cole thought it would be his last summer digging in Israel, but Joe Seger decided to mount a new excavation project at Tell Halif next to Kibbutz Lahav to begin in 1976 and invited Cole to join his core staff as assistant director, with responsibility for overseeing the volunteer selection process prior to seasons and field supervision responsibilities during the digging seasons. In the1976 season he supervised several probe areas; Finally, in ’76, ’79 and ’80 Cole supervised Field II (report now at publisher, to be titled Lahav V).
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