Prof. Oded Lipschits

ארכיאולוגיה סגל אקדמי בכיר


Oded Lipschits (born in Jerusalem, May 15, 1963) is an Israeli professor in the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near East Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is married to Yael (Moreno) Lipschits. They have 4 children, and they live in Alon Ha-Galil, Israel. Lipschits serves as the Director of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology. He is incumbent of the Austria Chair of the Archeology of the Land of Israel in the Biblical Period, and heads the Ancient Israel Studies MA program within the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, Tel Aviv University.


Prof. Lipschits is the Laureate of the EMET Prize in the field of Archaeology for the year 2022.







Area of Specialization


Tel Aviv University


(summa cum laude)

Department of Jewish history

Department of Archaeology


Tel Aviv University


(summa cum laude)

Department of Jewish history (changed to Direct PhD course)


Tel Aviv University


Department of Jewish history (Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies)

Doctoral Dissertation: “The ‘Yehud’ Province under Babylonian Rule (586-539 B.C.E.): Historic Reality and Historiographic Conceptions”. Supervisor: Prof. Nadav Na'aman.



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Oded Lipschits received his Ph.D. in 1997. The subject of his doctoral dissertation was: The Province of Yehud under Babylonian Rule (586539 B.C.E.): Historic Reality and Historiographic Conceptions, which he wrote under the supervision of Prof. Na'aman. Following his graduation, Lipschits received the Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship for outstanding post-Doctoral researchers and did his Post-doctorate at the Faculty of Theology of Heidelberg University in 2002–2003.

Oded Lipschits became a Lecturer in Tel Aviv University in 1998 and steadily advanced in the university scale until his appointment as Full Professor in 2012. During these years he established and has been serving as the head of the Ancient Israel Studies—MA Program in Ancient Israel Studies and the International MA program for the History and Archaeology of the Holy Land, both within the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, Tel Aviv University. Since 2011 he serves as the Director of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University. During the years 2004–2010, he served as the director of the Ramat Raḥel Archaeological Project (together with Prof. Manfred Oeming, Heidelberg University). Since 2010 he is the director of The Lautenschläger Excavations at Azekah—together with Prof. Manfred Oeming (Heidelberg University), and since 2018 he is also the director of the Excavation in the temple of Tel Moza (together with Shua Kisilevitz).



Address: Tel Aviv University, P.O.B. 39040, Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv, 69978, Israel.

Home Address: Alon Ha-Galil, 17920, Israel. 

Phone No. (Office) 03-6409952




The Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition:

The Ramat Raḥel Excavation's website:

The Moẓa Expedition Project:



Research Interests

Research: The Babylonian and Persian Periods

At the heart of Prof. Lipschits archaeological and historical interest stands the 'age of the empires', a novel recognition that the archaeology and history of the Levant during most of the 1st millennium BCE was shaped by the presence of the Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian empires. This recognition stands in contrast to the accepted chronological periodization, and especially the categories of understanding the history according to the First Temple Period, Second Temple Period and the “gap” of the Babylonian Exile in between, that is based on the biblical historiography. It was gained mainly because Prof. Lipschits was able to combine critical reading of historical sources with highly sophisticated archaeology.

Oded Lipschits began his academic career by focusing on the Babylonian and Persian Periods (6th–4th centuries BCE) in the southern Levant, and especially in Judah. Through meticulous analysis of the archaeological finds from Judah in the 7th–5th centuries BCE, Prof. Lipschits managed to define some specific features of the 6th century BCE, and accordingly to demonstrate that some significant parts of Judah were still inhabited after the destruction of Jerusalem (586 BCE). These conclusions had, naturally, tremendous effect on any understanding of the biblical narrative regarding the exile and return. His summarizing book “The Fall and Rise of Jerusalem”, won the prestigious Ish-Shalom Prize for the Best 'First-Fruit' Book in the Research of the History of Israel and became one of the cornerstones for the study of this period, still important and well cited today. During the following years, Prof. Lipschits organized a series of international conferences on the Babylonian and Persian periods, together with the best scholars in the world – archaeologists, historians and Biblical scholars, and the outcome of this discussion was published in a series of 7 books, all of them edited by Lipschits and his colleagues.

Field Work: The Excavations at Ramat Raḥel

The quest to define the material culture and typological chronology of the 6th–5th centuries BCE in Judah led Prof. Lipschits to start engaging in archaeological excavations. He therefore selected Ramat Raḥel, and the excavation project at the site (2004–2010, co-directed with Prof. Manfred Oeming, Universität Heidelberg), brought to light a palatial compound well dated to the 7th–2nd centuries BCE. The establishment of the glorious compound after Judah became an Assyrian Vassal Kingdom led to a new understanding of the existence of vassal kingdoms under imperial rule, emphasizing the continuity of Judah's existence as a such under Assyrian, Egyptian and Babylonian rule, and later, after the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, as a Province, under Babylonian, Persian, Ptolemaic and Seleucid rule. One of the most interesting contributions of this project was the identification of a royal garden, the only one ever excavated in Israel in the so-called "Biblical Period". The very existence of such a palatial compound in the vicinity of Jerusalem, and its endurance after the destruction of the city by the Babylonians in 586 BCE and further into the Persian Period—a period in which Jerusalem was only poorly settled—brought an entirely new perspective to the study of this period in Judah. Not only that the material remains in Ramat Raḥel enabled—for the first time—to present a continuous ceramic typology for the 7th–5th centuries BCE, and thus to refine the relative and absolute chronology of these periods, they also shed new light on the imperial (Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian) rule over Judah.

The finds of this important excavation were published in numerous publications, and were also presented to the public in semi-popular books, and in final publications of the previous excavations at the site, and of the new project.

In various publications since the end of the excavations at Ramat Raḥel, Prof. Lipschits demonstrated that the administration and economic center of the Judean province under Persian rule was shifted from Tell en-Naṣbeh/Mizpah (few km north of Jerusalem) to Ramat Raḥel, and not to Jerusalem. Thereby he emphasized that the latter was mainly a cultic center rather than government center. This conclusion has great importance also for the study of the formation of the Hebrew Bible, especially since biblical scholars attribute an extensive literary production to this period.

Research: The Study of the Stamped Jars and the Research of the Economy and Administration of Judah during “The Age of Empires”

Another building block of ‘the age of the empires’ is the comprehensive and innovative study of the Judahite and Judean administrative traditions to stamp the handles of storage jars as belonging to the central authority, a tradition that begun in the late 8th century BCE and lasted untill the mid-2nd century BCE. While most scholars discussed each type of stamp impressions within its own chronological and historical context, viewing those of the Iron Age as separate phenomenon from the ones known in the Persian period, Prof. Lipschits was among the first to understand that the entire phenomenon of stamping the jar handles represent a long-standing tradition that should be viewed as a whole, within the context of the imperial rule over Judah.

This study began with the pioneering research on the “Yehud Stamp Impressions”. Jar handles stamped with different variation of the name Yehud, the Aramaic name of the Persian-period Province of Judah, are known to research since the 19th century CE. However, it was Prof. Lipschits, together with Prof. David S. Vanderhooft (Boston College) that conducted the first and the only comprehensive study of this archaeological phenomenon: tracing all the Yehud stamp impressions ever found in archaeological excavations, Lipschits and Vanderhooft have defined their specific typology, and by applying petrographic studies to the stamped handles as well by examining their spatial distribution they have also managed to suggest a new dating system to the entire corpus, with minute-dating for each type. Thus, the pioneering work of Lipschits and Vanderhooft on the Yehud stamp impressions demonstrated the possibilities to use them as a dating tool in archaeological work, while opening the way for new understanding of the economic and administration system of the Judean Persian Province. Numerous papers were published on this subject, and the summarizing book that was published in 2011 gained the general consensus as one of the most important publications on Judah in the Persian Period, and also got the prestigious G. Ernest Wright Award of the American Schools of Oriental Research for the most substantial volume dealing with material culture from the Ancient Near East (2012).

For Prof. Lipschits, however, it was the departure point for a more comprehensive study examining the continuous use of stamped jars in Judah beginning in the late 8th under Assyrian domination and till the mid-2nd century BCE, with the rise of the Hasmonean state. Together with his students, Prof. Lipschits gathered all the data regarding stamped jar handles ever found in controlled excavations and surveys throughout Judah, defined their typology, and consequently the spatial and chronological distribution of each type, in order to date them and to ponder their meaning for the local economy and administration. These studies demonstrated how a single find/artifact could enlighten many different aspects of the history of Judah and how it could be further used by archaeologists as a dating tool. Numerous papers were published by Lipschits also on this subject, together with his students and colleagues, and he summarized the complete picture in a book, the first and only one on the stamped jar handles administration in Judah in the Biblical period.   

Field Work – The Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition

In order to gain better understanding of the earlier part of the 'Age of the Empires' Prof. Lipschits initiated a new project, this time in the Judahite Shephelah. He organized and directed the Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition (since 2010, co-directed with Prof. Manfred Oeming, Universität Heidelberg and Prof. Yuval Gadot, Tel Aviv University). The excavations in Tel Azekah, a site that was traditionally related to the late monarchic period in Judah, have retrieved substantial remains from the Middle Bronze, Late Bronze, Iron Age and the Late Persian Period. They have therefore enabled Prof. Lipschits to further discuss the fate of Judah under the empires, while also shedding new light on the political formations in the Middle Bronze and Late Bronze Periods, the transition to the Iron Age and the continued place of this site within the Kingdom of Judah in the Biblical Period.

For further details on the Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition:



Full Bibliography

Full List of Conferences and Lectures


On-Line Courses, Podcasts, and Series of Lectures

Coursera On-Line Course: The Fall and Rise of Judah

For Trailer, go to:

Judah and Jerusalem under Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian Rule (12 Lectures in Hebrew in the Series of “The Rector’s Lecture – Tel Aviv University”, October 2013 – January 2014):

The Age of Empires (4 Podcasts in Hebrew, in the Series Ha-Maabadah, Kan Tarbut)    

Research Grants

Prof. Lipschits merits and achievements are highlighted by the number of the highly competitive research grants he has won in collaboration with additional scholars: Dumbarton Oaks, Harvard University (2008), Israel Science Foundation, Israel Academy of Sciences (2008; 2012; 2020), "Early Israel" research grants Tel Aviv University (2007; 2008; 2009; 2010; 2011), German–Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (2014), Sinergia grant of the Swiss National Science Foundation (2015), the Gerda Henkel Foundation (2019; 2020), the Olessia Kantor Fund (2021),  Cogito Foundation (2021), the JSPS-ISF Joint Academic Research Program (2021), and the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung (2022).

Prof. Lipschits is the Laureate of the EMET Prize in the field of Archaeology (2022).

A complete list of Academic and Professional Awards

Research Students for MA and PhD

Doctoral Students:

  1. Ester Shoham - The Crystallization of the Samaritans during the Persian Period. [Submitted 12\2010]
  2. Omer Sergi – The Formation of the Kingdom of Judah in the 9th Century BCE and its Reflection in Biblical Historiography.[Submitted 9\2012]
  3. Karen Covello-Paran - The Jezreel Valley during the Intermediate Bronze Age - Social and Cultural Landscapes (Together with Prof. Israel Finkelstein). [Submitted 6\2014]
  4. Ido Koch – The Shephelah Region during the Iron Age (together with Prof. Nadav Na'aman). [Submitted 5\2015]
  5. Liora Freud – Judahite Pottery of the Transition Phase between the Iron Age and Persian Period. [Submitted 2\2018]
  6. Yoon, Kook Young – Typology and Petrography of the Judahite Pillar Figurine (together with Prof. Yuval Goren). [Submitted 4\2020]
  7. Sabine Metzer - The potters of the Shephelah: Between tradition and innovation –Pottery Technology and Distribution, as a Reflection of Social and Economic Order during the Bronze and Early Iron Age. (Together with Prof. Yuval Gadot and Dr. Anat Cohen-Weinberger [IAA]). [Submitted 7\2020]
  8. Abra Spiciarich - Religious and Socioeconomic Diversity of Ancient Jerusalem and its Hinterland: A View from the Faunal Remains (together with Dr. Lidar Sapir-Hen and Prof. Israel Finkelstein). [Submitted 9\2020]
  9. Yitzhak LeeSak – Reassessment of the Benjaminite Traditions in the Hebrew Bible in Light of Archaeological Data and Historical Reconstruction. [Submitted 9\2020]
  10. Vanessa Linares – "The Invisible Trade": Organic Residue Analysis of Small Ceramic Vessels during the Middle Bronze and Late Bronze Ages (together with Prof. Ronny Neumann and Prof. Yuval Gadot). [Submitted 5\2021]
  11. Débora Sandhaus (Reem) – The Nexus of Cultures: The Central Shephelah during the Persian and Hellenistic Periods (together with Prof. Yuval Gadot).
  12. Shua kisilevitz –Cult in Iron IIa Judah – The Temple at Moza as a case study.
  13. Debora Aymbinderow – Oil Production in 8th-7th centuries BCE Judah (together with Dr. Ido Koch).
  14.  Yoav Vaknin – Key Issues in the Chronology of the Southern Levant in the Iron Age (1050-586 BCE): Archaeomagnetic Synchronization of Destruction Layers and its implications (together with Prof. Erez Ben Yosef and Dr. Ron Shaar).
  15. Nitsan Shalom - How to Destroy a City: Historical Reconstruction of the 586 BCE Babylonian Conquest of Jerusalem, Based on Textual, Macroarchaeological and Microarchaeological Analysis (together with Prof. Yuval Gadot and Prof. Elisabetta Boaretto).
  16. Alexandra Wrathall – The Judahite Lowland in the 7th Century BCE (together with Prof. Yuval Gadot).
  17. Jacob Schreibman - Trends in Mudbricks’ Content as Chronological Markers and Quantitative Indicators for Historical Events Comprehension (together with Prof. Yuval Gadot).
  18. Sean Dugaw –Arrowhead Typology in Historical Context: The Southern Levant 732-332 BCE (together with Dr. Guy Stiebel).
  19. Madeleine Butcher - At the Gates of the Great Green Sea: Tell el-Ajjul from the Middle to the Late Bronze Age. A Ceramic Outlook on The Southern Coastal Plain (together with Prof. Gunnar Lehmann and Dr. Paula Waiman-Barak).
  20. Roy Albag - A holistic approach to 3D virtual analysis & 3D reconstruction model in archaeology: The Temple Complex in Tel Moza as a case study (together with Prof. Anselm C. Hagedorn, Institut für Evangelische Theologie, Altes Testament / Antikes Judentum, Universität Osnabrück, Germany).
  21. Eran Gluska - A Historical and Geopolitical Look on the Book of Chronicles: A Means for Identity Formation during the Persian Period

MA Students:

  1. Ido Koch – Dating the Rosette Stamp Impressions from the Kingdom of Judah and the Origin of the Rosetta Ideogram in Judah (together with Prof. Nadav Na'aman). [Submitted 12\2008]
  2. Nirit Kedem-Shimon – Changes in the Architecture and Site Formation at Ramat Raḥel between the Iron Age and the Hellenistic Period. [Submitted 12\2009]
  3. Veronica Zlatcowski –  The Administrative Center in Ramat Raḥel during the Iron Age and the Persian Period in light of the Analysis of the Distribution of the Finds from Aharoni's Excavations (1954, 1959-1962). [Submitted 3\2010]
  4. Lior Marom – The Garden and the Water System – Area C1 in Ramat Raḥel Excavations (2005-2007). [Submitted 4\2010]
  5. Shira Gurvin – Technology and Function of Judean Bullae from the First Temple Period (together with Prof. Yuval Goren). [Submitted 8\2010]
  6. Liora Freud - The Longue Durée of the 7th Century BCE - A Study of the Iron Age Pottery Vessels from Ramat Raḥel. [Submitted 6\2011]
  7. Ephrat Bocher – The yršlm Stamp Impressions from the Early Hellenistic Period. [Submitted 4\2012]
  8. Shatil Emmanuilov – Tel Azekah in Light of the Archaeological Survey (together with Yuval Gadot). [Submitted 5\2012]
  9. Boaz Gross – Gardens in the Ancient Near-East and the Garden at Ramat Raḥel. [Submitted 12\2012]
  10. Lianne Merkur - Perceptions of the Past in Conflicted Societies: The Case of Lod, Israel (together with Yuval Gadot). [Submitted 1\2014]
  11. Sharon Napchan - Bliss and Macalister's Excavations at Tell Zakariya (1898-1899) in Light of Modern Research. [Submitted 4\2014]
  12. Alon Wagner - Genesis 14: Its Literary Growth, Its Messages, and their Historical Contexts. [Submitted 4\2014]
  13. Gennadiy Shoykhedbrod - Pax Assyriaca: Did Assyrian Imperialism Introduce Economic Prosperity in Judah (together with Dr. Alexander Fantalkin). [Submitted 6\2014]
  14. Michael Millman - Archaeomagnetic Constraints on the Chronology of the Judean Stamped Jar Handles (together with Erez Ben Yosef). [Submitted 9\2014]
  15. Sara Hirschberg – The Mamilah Farm-House and the Agricultural Area around Jerusalem. [Submitted 12\2014]
  16. Abra Spiciarich - Dietary Habits and Identity of Early Roman Jerusalem as Reflected in the Kidron Valley Landfill Faunal Assemblage (together with Dr. Lidar Sapir-Hen and Prof. Yuval Gadot). [Submitted 3\2015]
  17. Sabine Metzer - “On the Eve of Destruction”: Analyzing the Chronology, Function and Distribution pattern of a Late Bronze Pottery Assemblage from Tel Azekah (together with Prof. Yuval Gadot). [Submitted 3\2015]
  18. Michal Weinberger – Khirbet el-Burj and Jerusalem Surroundings in the Late Iron Age and the Persian Period. [Submitted 4\2015]
  19. Yoav Tsur - Tel Socoh in Light of the Archaeological Survey (together with Yuval Goren and Yuval Gadot). [Submitted 5\2015]
  20. Vanessa Linares - Assessing Canaanite Livelihood in Tel Azekah: Organic Residue Analysis of Late Bronze Age Material Culture (together with Dr.  Dvory Namdar, Prof. Yuval Gadot). [Submitted 6\2015]
  21. Sarah Richardson - A Late Bronze Production Kit: The Origin, Use, and Implications of the Assemblage Found in Area T2 of Tel Azekah during the 2014 Season. [Submitted 8\2016]
  22. Noa Shatil – Persian Period and-Early Hellenistic Pottery from Tell Azekah: Typology, Chronology and Identity. [Submitted 9\2016]
  23. Joshua Errington – Processes in Site Formation of Tel Azekah from the Early Bronze until the Hellenistic Period. [Submitted 10\2016]
  24. Christina Jones - Inter-Regional Connections during the Late Bronze Age as Reflected through the Animal Economy: Azekah – a Case Study (together with Dr. Lidar Sapir-Hen and Dr. Omer Sergi). [Submitted 3\2017]
  25. Nitsan Shalom – Changes in Settlement Patterns in Judah between the Persian and the Early Hellenistic Periods. [Submitted 9\2017]
  26. Sean Dugaw – A Typology of Arrowheads from the Late Iron Age and Persian Period Judah and its Historical Implications (together with Dr. Guy Stiebel). [Submitted 12\2017]
  27. ZhiXia Chen - From East to West: Chinese Porcelain Found in Israel from Early Islamic and Crusader Periods (together with Dr. Edna Stern, IAA, and Dr. Asaf Goldschmidt, TAU). [Submitted 3\2018]
  28. Danilo R. Giordano - Cultural contact between Mitanni and Southern Canaan during Egyptian Occupation: A study of Mitannian Cylinder Seals (together with Dr. Amir Gilan). [Submitted 3\2018]
  29. Schreibman Jacob - Comparison of Mud-Bricks ingredients as a possible basis for Chronological Identification (together with Prof. Yuval Gadot). [Submitted 3\2018]
  30. Barnea Se-Lavan – Animal and Fowl Fat in Nutrition, Archaeology, ANE Texts, Bible, Talmud, and Anthropology (together with Prof. Ran Zadok). [Submitted 3\2018]
  31. Jenna Hockema - Archaeomagnetism of Rhodian Amphorae Stamped Jar Handles: Contribution to the Study of Hellenistic Jerusalem (together with Dr. Erez Ben Yosef). [Submitted 6\2018]
  32.  Alexandra Wrathall - A Pits Perspective: An Early Iron IIB Ceramic Assemblage from Tel Azekah, Typology, Chronology, and Context (together with Prof. Yuval Gadot). [Submitted 10\2018]
  33.  Yoav Vaknin – The Potential for Synchronization of Destruction Levels from the Iron Age (1150-586 BCE) by Using Paleomagnetism (together with Prof. Erez Ben Yosef). An equal Submission to MA Thesis as part of a PhD Track [Submitted 10\2018]
  34. Maya Hadash – The Cypriot Import Assemblage from Late Bronze Tel Azekah: Chronological, Typological, and Inter-Regional Implications (together with Prof. Yuval Gadot and Prof. Assaf Yasur-Landau). [Submitted 11\2018]
  35. Roni Hoofien – The Beads Assemblage from Tel-Azekah as an Instrument for Understanding the Cultural, Economic and Trade Relations (together with Dr. Daniella Bar-Yosef). [Submitted 11\2018]
  36. Muduan Liu - Egyptian Interventions in the Southern Levant during the Rule of the 28th–30th Dynasties (404–342 BCE): An Archaeological Investigation (together with Dr. Shirly Ben-Dor Evian). [Submitted 6\2019]
  37. Elijah Kollin – Imperial Influence on Local Animal Economies: Iron Age II and Persian Period Faunal Remains from Tel Azekah (together with Dr. Lidar Sapir-Hen). [Submitted 10\2020]
  38. Madeleine Butcher - Northern Holemouth Jars in the Iron IIA: A Royal Israelite Administrative System for the Redistribution of Wealth (together with Dr. Omer Sergi). [Submitted 10\2020]
  39. Ruth Sapan – The “Gěbîrâ” at the Service of the Deuteronomist (together with Dr. Omer Sergi). [Submitted 11\2020]
  40. Jordan Weitzel - Burial Habits in the Iron I–Iron IIA Jezreel Valley: Social Structure, Ritual Practice and Ideology with Case Studies from Ḥorvat Tevet and Tel Shaddud (together with Dr. Omer Sergi). [Submitted 2\2021]
  41. Eran Gluska - The Description of the days of Uzziah: In the service of the ideology of the Chronicler. [Submitted 9\2021]
  42. Nicole M. Callaway - Body Language: Deciphering and Decoding - the Gestures, Postures, and Sizes of Female Figurines from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron II (together with Dr. Ido Koch). [Submitted 10\2021]
  43. Xiaoshuai Yuan - Site-Specific Analysis of Seals of Iron Age IIB Judah (together with Dr. Ido Koch). [Submitted 12\2021]
  44. Maddison Quail-Gates - Red, White and Blue: Corpus, Typology and Function (together with Prof. Yuval Gadot and Prof. Assaf Yassur-Landau).
  45. Barak Ayali – Tribal Groups and Their Place in the History of Ancient Israel through Biblical Historiography (together with Dr. Omer Sergi).
  46. Lior Sherban – Regional and Inter-Regional Social Networks in the Shephelah between the Iron Age IIC and the Persian Period: A View from Tel Lachish (together with Dr. Ido Koch).
  47. Tatiana Ananich – Judahite Burial Practice as a Reflection of Social Organization and Persona (together with Dr. Alexander Fantalkin).
  48.  Petunia Fernandes –Animal Economy at Tel Azekah during the Middle Bronze Age and the Nature of the Settlement (together with Dr. Lidar Sapir-Hen).
  49.  Yeonsuk Lee – Insights into the Daily Life of Tel Azekah: A Multi-Disciplinary investigation of Cooking Ware in the Middle Bronze and the Late Bronze Ages (together with Dr. Paula Waiman Barak).
  50.  Zion Levi - concentric incisions on Jar handles: Re-examination using 3D scanning technologies.
  51.   Hannah M. Ripps - Temples of the Late Bronze Shephelah: The View from Azekah Area E3 (together with Prof. Yuval Gadot).
  52.  Zohar Mor-Gan Laron - The Institute of Archeology at Tel Aviv University: History of its establishment and the first stages of its existence (1976-1968).
  53. Daniel Burlakov - Looking at the Backside of Bullae: A Functional Analysis of 7th-6th Century BCE Bullae from the ‘City of David’ (together with Prof. Yuval Gadot and Dr. Yiftah Shalev).
  54. Gadi Solomon - Mapping of Traditional Fruit Orchards as a Tool for Understanding Ancient Settlements and Agricultural Systems (together with Prof. Gideon Avni and Dr. Hagai Karchi).
  55. Andrea Garza Díaz Barriga – Common Ware Pottery Production Tradition in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods - Magdala as a Case Study (together with Prof. Andrea Berlin, Prof. Marcela Zapata – Meza, Prof. Zeev Herzog and Dr. Paula Waiman-Barak).
  56. Nathaniel Freeman - Trading systems in the Late Bronze Age Azekah: Petrographic studies of Cypriot and Mycenaean ceramics (together with Dr. Paula Waiman Barak).
  57. Daria Leibin-Graiver: Mollusc shells as material culture in the Iron Age II of the Southern Levant (together with Dr. Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer and Dr. Ido Koch).
  58. Minji Jin - Reconstruction of Paleoenvironment and Wood Exploitation at Tel Azekah between the Middle Bronze Age and the Hellenistic Period (together with Dr. Dafna Langgut).
  59. Yuval Keidar - Tel Socoh in Light of the Finds from the 2012 Excavation Season (together with Prof. Erez Ben Yosef).
  60. Claudia E. Epley - Late Bronze Age III Hoard from Tel Azekah (together with Dr. Sabine Kleiman).
  61. Grady Gillett - A Petrographic Network Analysis of the Distribution of Late Roman 1 Amphorae in the Eastern Mediterranean (together with Prof. Andrea Berlin and Dr. Paula Waiman-Barak).
  62. Emily Anderson - The Late Bronze Age Stone Assemblage from Area T2 in Tel Azekah:  Production, Function and Trade (together with Dr. Sabine Kleiman).
  63. Bin Wang - The Donkey Economy in the Middle Bronze Age Southern Levant: Tel Azekah as a Case Study (together with Dr. Lidar Sapir-Hen).
  64. Jacob Dicken - Strontium Isotopic Analysis of Human Teeth from Four Individuals Excavated in the Late Bronze Age Collapse Layer at Tel Azekah (together with Prof. Hila May).
  65. Steve De Santiago Molina – The Writing Materials of the Late Bronze Age II–Iron Age IIA Levant and the Development of Cursive in the West Semitic Alphabetic Script (together with Dr. Omer Sergi and Dr. Madadh Richey).
  66. Tomer Agami - The Familiarity of Biblical Authors with the Remote Desert Areas: Kadesh as a Case Study.

Post-Doctoral Researchers under Supervision:

1.      Dr. Shlomit Weksler Bdolah (2013-2014)

2.      Dr. David Kertai (2014-2015)

3.      Dr. Yoav Farhi (2015-2016)

4.      Dr. Shirly Ben-Dor – Evian (2015-2016)

5.      Dr. Aharon Tavger (2018-2019)


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