The Institute of Archaeology at Ariel University is the newest archaeological institute in Israel. The Institute was established in 2015 with the vision of bringing new approaches to archaeological research in the region. The Institute views archaeology as an integral part of humanity’s cultural heritage which can and should serve as a link between the academy, the public and our common past. With this in mind, the Institute develops programs dedicated to “community archaeology”, integrating both local schools as well as volunteers from Israel and abroad, of all ages and from all walks of life.

The Institute is affiliated with the Department Of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology at Ariel University. In collaboration with the School of Architecture at Ariel University, the Institute has also developed a unique educational and research program focused on conservation and preservation of cultural heritage.