A two-day conference about the archaeology of the Galilee was a helpful prep for the upcoming dig. It is easy when doing archaeology to think primarily of one’s site. Better is to study a site in view of regional trends, and to recognize the wide diversity of responses to those trends among specific sites. Omrit, Tel Anafa, Tel Kedesh, Scythopolis, and regional surveys help fill in the blanks. Now it is time to get into the field.