Project staff and facilities

  • Directors
    • Haskel J. Greenfield (Univ. of Manitoba)
    • Aren Maeir (Bar-Ilan University)
  • Senior researchers
    • Dr. Itzhaq Shai (BIU) will coordinate the processing of the various finds and research occurring in Israel.
    • Dr. Tina Jongsma-Greenfield (UM, UCambridge) will coordinate the processing of the various finds and research occurring outside of Israel.
  • Specialist analyses
    • Prof. Itzhaq Shai (Arield U) and Shira Kisos (BIU) – ceramic typological analysis and stratigraphical/architectural analysis in Israel on the various ceramic finds.
    • Ms. Shira Kisos (BIU) – analysis of gaming pieces and potters marks.
    • Prof. Kent Fowler (UM) and Mr. Jon Ross (UM) – functional analysis of ceramic wares.
    • Dr. David Ben Shlomo (Ariel U) – petrographic analysis of ceramics.
    • Dr. Adi Behar (BIU) – microarchaeological (geochemistry, soil science) analyses.
    • Drs. Johanna Regev and Elisabetta Boaretto – radiocarbon analyses.
    • Prof. Gidon Hartman (UConn) – reconstruction of the local environment, environmental/climatic change during the EB, and environmental and geographic boundaries of economic systems through isotope analysis.
    • Dr. Tina Jongsma-Greenfield (UM, UCambridge) will conduct the zooarchaeological analyses, and coordinate the various subspecialist analyses (microfaunal, fish, molluscs, tools).
    • Prof. Miriam Belmaker (U of Tulsa) – analysis of rodent remains.
    • Prof. Ehud Weiss and Ms. Sue Frumkin (BIU) – palaeobotanical analysis.
    • Ms. Annie Brown (UM) – analysis of the heavy fractions recovered in the water-sieving.
    • Dr. Marina Faerman (WIS) – human osteology.
    • Prof. Dong Yang (Simon Fraser U) – animal ancient DNA analysis.
    • Dr. Elizabeth Arnold (Green Valley State Univ.) – isotopic analyses focused on animal herds and their seasonal movements; and project registrar.
    • Prof. Steve Rosen (BGU/Ben-Gurion Univ.) and Ms. Francesca Manclossi – analysis of the chipped stone tools.
    • Mr. Jeremy Beller (Uof Victoria) – ground stone tool analysis.
    • Dr. Adi Eliyahu Behar (BIU) will conduct the analysis of the metal objects.
    • Dr. Dan Cabanes (Uof Barcelona) – phytolith analysis.
    • Mr. Chris McKinney (BIU) – digital database
    • Mr. Deland Wing (UM) – LiDAR and Total Station analyses and 3-D modeling of the site.

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