Prof. Jonathan David, Greg Williams ’10 unearth 2nd Century Roman military camp

When alumnus Greg Williams ’10 wanted to garner additional archaeological experience and further develop his skill set, he turned to a friend he discovered on the Gettysburg College campus, Prof. Jonathan David.

This past summer, Williams and David worked outside of Tel Megiddo, Israel, with an archaeological team that unearthed a 2nd Century Roman military camp. Their findings included historic artifacts such as pottery and amulets. 

The team responsible for this significant find was part of the Jezreel Valley Regional Project (JVRP.) The JVRP spearheads excavations and surveys throughout the Jezreel Valley in Israel and their research covers a number of academic fields, such as anthropologyclassics, archaeology, and religious studies.

Members of the JVRP employed a variety of surveying methods in this particular region of the Jezreel Valley for four years before discovering the military camp.

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