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Mr. Gary Urie serves on the ABR dig staff as a square supervisor, the dig photographer, and as the drone pilot for the Shiloh Excavations in Israel. He is a graduate of the University of Houston with a BA in history (2003), Dallas Theological Seminary with a MA in Biblical Studies (2011), and The Bible Seminary with a MA in Biblical History and Archaeology (2022), thesis – “A Reexamination of the Danish Excavations at Tel Shiloh. He is currently a PhD student at Veritas International University studying Biblical History and Archaeology – dissertation subject “The Transition of the Late Bronze I to Late Bronze II Material Culture in the Central Highlands of Israel. Gary's excavation and field experience include:  Khirbet al-Maqatir (2011); Shiloh, and Mt. Ebal Dump Site project (2019–2020); assistant square supervisor, dig photographer, and drone pilot at Shiloh (2022); Field School graduate and Assistant Square Supervisor at the Tall el-Hammam excavations in Jordan (2023). Gary is retired from the Houston Police Department (1985-2017). He lives in Temple, Texas and attends Temple Bible Church. Gary is a member of the Near East Archaeological Society (2019-present) and a member of the American Society for Overseas Research (2022-present).

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