Following the publication of the results of the first ten years of excavations at Tel Dor (1980–1990), work continued at the site through the year 2000. As in the previous years, the excavations were conducted by E. Stern on behalf of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Exploration Society, with the participation of the University of California at Berkeley and California State University, Sacramento.
During these ten years, excavations were undertaken in areas A, C, and B1. Work continued to a limited extent in area B2 and ceased on the eastern side of the mound. Efforts were concentrated primarily on areas D1 and D2 in the southern sector of the mound, where another small area, D3, was also opened. Area G, in the center of the mound, continued to be a major focus of the excavations. The work in area F on the western side of the city was expanded and a new area, H, was opened on that side.
The excavation results are presented chronologically, from early to late, beginning with the meager Canaanite remains, and continuing to the Sikil strata of settlement, the Iron Age, and through the Persian, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Crusader periods.