Assaf Yasur-Landau, University of Haifa
Dr. Assaf Yasur-Landau is Head of the Department of Maritime Civilizations and a Senior Researcher at the Leon Recanati Institute of Maritime Studies at Haifa University. He has participated in many excavations and surveys since 1986 at sites in Israel, Greece, and Turkey, in capacities ranging from staff member to director. He has just published a book on the Philistines and is also publishing the imported Mycenaean pottery from Aphek, a provenance study of LH IIIC pottery from Beth Shean, Acco and Dan, and partaking in the publication of the locally-made Aegean-style pottery from Ashkelon.
Eric H. Cline, The George Washington University
Dr. Eric H. Cline is Professor of Classics and Anthropology, former Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and current Director of the GWU Capitol Archaeological Institute at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He has participated in 30 seasons of archaeological excavation and survey in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Greece, Cyprus, and the USA since 1980.
Andrew Koh, Brandeis University
Dr. Andrew Koh is with the Department of Classical Studies at Brandeis University and the Center for Materials Research in Archaeology with MIT; he holds his degrees from UPenn (Ph.D.) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His areas of specialization are Greek art and archaeology, the Mediterranean and the East, the ethnoarchaeology of Crete, and archaeological science. Professor Koh has done field work for the ARCHEM Project in Greece, Israel, Egypt, and Turkey.
Alexandra Ratzlaff recently received her Ph.D. from the Department of the Archaeology at Boston University, with a dissertation entitled: “The Maintenance of Empire: The Roman Army in the Negev from the 1st – 7th centuries C.E.” She previously attended the George Washington University, graduating in 2003 with a B.A. in Archaeology and Classical Studies, and is currently a Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Haifa. Alexandra has participated in excavations in Ireland and Israel, including at the Roman Fort of Yotvata, Tel Achziv and a new project at Beer Shema.
We are pleased to also have the following experts and specialists associated with our team:
Dr. David Ben Shlomo of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (petrography)
Dr. Ruty Shahack-Gross of the Weizmann Institute (geoarchaeology)
Prof. Hans Mommsen of Bonn (neutron activation analysis)
Prof. Guy Bar-Oz, Dr. Nimrod Marom, and Dr. Lior Weissbrod of the University of Haifa (faunal analysis)
Dr. Gideon Hartman of the University of Connecticut (stable isotope analysis)
Uri Basson of Geosense and Dr. Michael Lazar of the University of Haifa (FDEM geophysical survey)