Stories from archaeology:
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
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.
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.