Welcome to the Jordan Valley Excavation Project


Welcome to our site! The Jordan Valley Excavation Project (JVEP) was launched in 2016 to investigate the ancient history and archaeology of the region of the southern Jordan Valley, with a particular focus on the Iron Age. A thorough survey of the region conducted from 1980-1994 discovered more than sixty new sites in this region with remains dating to the early Iron Age (around 1200-1000 B.C.E.), the period traditionally associated with the emergence of Israel in the land. JVEP’s goals are to test the date and character of some of these sites through archaeological excavation and research. Explore our site to learn about both previous and future excavations.