Magness will share images and describe the results of her excavations in the ancient Galilean village of Huqoq, where a stunning mosaic floor decorating a synagogue of the Late Roman and Byzantine periods (fourth to sixth centuries C.E.) was discovered in June 2012.
Magness has participated on 20 different excavations in Israel and Greece, including co-directing the 1995 excavations in the Roman siege works at Masada. From 2003-2007 she co-directed excavations in the late Roman fort at Yotvata, Israel. Since 2011, Magness has directed an excavation project at Huqoq in Galilee.
She received her B.A. in archaeology and history from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1977, and her Ph.D. in classical archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989.