Openings are available for the JCHP’s 2013 archaeological field school program. The dates of the six-week program are June 21 (arrivals) to August 2 (departures). Enrollment is either through the UCLA Travel Study program for university credit or as a general participant without university credit. All enrollments are on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications will be considered through May 1, 2013 (previously April 1).
For application and more information about participation, see the JCHP Participant page.
Opportunities exist for volunteer involvement with the JCHP throughout the year. If you would be interested in participating, please contact Aaron Burke.
A number of avenues exist for supporting the project financially or through donations.
Facilities maintenance. Through our partnership with the Jaffa Museum, which is housed in a 16th century building, we use its facilities for our lab space. The nature of the facility, which requires annual upkeep, permits us to maintain a monument in its own right further enhancing the fulfillment of our project's mission.
Outreach and online tools. Web development and web-based tools and databases are integral to the data-sharing objectives of the project.
Equipment purchasing. New technologies such as 3D scanners, quadcopters, and iPads have been instrumental in the success of the project, improving efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and the intensity and types of data that can be collected.
Publication support. Publishing data in a timely fashion not only enhances the project's profile, but it constitutes the dividend on the investment made by funding agencies and the project's supporters. A carefully aritculated plan has been put in place for the publication of the project's findings through the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press.
Student participation. The participation of students, both graduate and undergradate, are vital to the fulfillment of the project's objectives. Supporting student participation in the project's activities through scholarships is a win-win opportunity for all parties.
If you or someone you know is interested in contributing to the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project, you can do so through our contribution page. Please feel free to specify, if you are interested in supporting a specific aspect of the project's activities. For futher information, contact Aaron Burke.