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BYU Archaeology Team

A group of BYU archaeologists spent their summer at the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq near the Sea of Galilee in Israel, uncovering an ancient synagogue mosaic with rare biblical depiction

Cynthia Finlayson smiling in front of the monument

Seeing Petra in person is unforgettable, but this visually-stunning look is as close as you'll get to the real thing. See how students and their professor are saving a piece of the park. 

Students participated in the archaeology field school at a Fremont Indian site in west Provo that professor Michael Searcy has been investigating for the past two years. The site includes a traditional Fremont pit house, an adobe-walled building, and other structures, but covers just a portion of

Using soil chemistry, combined with advanced remote sensing and satellite imagery, BYU researchers have pinpointed for the first time where Maya farmers in Tikal, Guatemala, carried out some of their most significant crop production.

In late June, archaeologists discovered a rare mosaic floor in a synagogue in the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq, near the Sea of Galilee. BYU professor Matthew Grey and recent BYU graduate Bryan Bozung were part of the archaeological team. Bozung, now a graduate student at Yale University, made the initial discovery of the mosaic.

Through wind, dust and summer heat, a crew of BYU students unearthed a glimpse of what life was like in Utah Valley 1,000 years ago.

Saturday’s groundbreaking ceremony will formally mark the beginning of construction of the Provo City Center Temple, but a few dozen BYU archaeology students actually started digging last January.

If you had a dinner invitation in Utah’s Escalante Valley almost 10,000 years ago, you would have come just in time to try a new menu item: mush cooked from the flour of milled sage brush seeds.