Huqoq – 2014: Preliminary Report


Mosaic, Synagogues, Plasters, Public buildings, Excavations, Medieval pottery, Bedding, Ceilings, Medieval period


During the month of June 2014, a fourth season of excavations was conducted at Horbat Huqoq in eastern Galilee (License No. G-16/2014; map ref. 245198/754556; Magness 2012; Magness et al. 2013; Magness et al. 2014). The excavations were undertaken and underwritten by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Brigham Young University (Utah), Trinity University (Texas) and the University of Toronto (Canada). Additional funding was provided by Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, D.C.), The Foundation for Biblical Archaeology (S. Bishop) and private donors. The excavation was directed by J. Magness, with the assistance of S. Kisilevitz (assistant director), M. Golan (administration), C. Spigel, M. Grey, and B. Gordon (area supervision), T. De’adle (consultant on the modern village), B. Coussens (assistant area supervisor), J. Bucko (surveying), J. Haberman (field photography), M. Robinson-Mohr (registration), D. Schindler (ceramics), K. Britt (mosaics), M. Belmaker (rodent remains), J. George (paleobotany), C. Swan (glass), N. Elkins (numismatics), P. Flesher (computer data and educational program), R. Mohr (drawing), V. Pirsky (drafting), O. Cohen (site conservation) and M. Lavie (cleaning and conservation of artifacts). Most of the volunteers were undergraduate and graduate students from the U.S.A. and Canada.

Original Publication Citation

Jodi Magness, Shua Kisilevitz, Matthew Grey, Chad Spigel, and Brian Coussens. “Huqoq–2014: Preliminary Report.” Excavations and Surveys in Israel (Hadashot Arkheologiyot) 127 (2015).

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date



Israel Antiquities Authority




Religious Education


Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor