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Professor of Archaeology

agopher@post.tau.ac.il

Education

B.A. Archaeology and Geography, Hebrew University , Jerusalem , 1978

M.A Archaeology (Prehistory), Hebrew University , Jerusalem , 1981 " The Stratigraphy and Flint tool Industry from Wadi Tbeik - A Pre-Pottery Neolithic Site in Southern Sinai " .

h.D. Archaeology (Prehistory), Hebrew University , Jerusalem , 1986 " Flint tool Industries of the Neolithic Period in Israel " [See publications: " Arrowheads of the Neolithic Levant: a Seriation Analysis ", 1994]

Archaeological Field Work

1977-1980

Southern Sinai Project; Eight seasons; PPNB sites; as student, field assistant, and co-director with Prof. Ofer Bar-Yosef and Prof. A.N. Goring-Morris.

1979

Qadesh Barnea 3, Negev Highlands; Pottery Neolithic; director

1977-1979

Hayonim Cave, Galilee; Three seasons; Natufian; directed by Prof. Ofer Bar-Yosef.

1980-1981

Nahal Issaron, Uvda Valley, Southern Negev; Two seasons; PPNB-PN; co- director with Prof. A.N. Goring-Morris.

1980-1981

Negev Highlands Project; Two seasons; Natufian, Harifian and Neolithic; co- director with Prof. A.N. Goring-Morris.

1982

Ain Qadeis, Sinai; One season; PPNB; co-director with Prof. S.A. Rosen and Prof. A. N. Goring-Morris.

1980-1986

Netiv Hagdud, Lower Jordan Valley; Four seasons; PPNA; co-director with Prof. O. Bar-Yosef.

1985

Mujahia, Golan Heights; One season; early PPNB; director

1985-1989

Upper Galilee Project, Horvat Galil and Nahal Beset I; PPNB and PN; Four seasons; director

1986-1991

The Nahal Qanah Cave, Samaria; Four seasons; Pottery Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Early Bronze Age; co-director with Dr. T. Tsuk.

1987

Nahal Zehora I, Menashe Hills; Test excavations; Pottery Neolithic Wadi Rabah; director.

1988-1990

Palmahim, Coastal Plain; Survey and excavations; Neolithic; director.

1989-1996

Nahal Zehora I and II, Menashe Hills; Nine seasons; Pottery Neolithic Yarmukian, Lodian, and Wadi Rabah; director.

1991-1993

Nahal Poleg 18 N, Coastal Plain; Two seasons; Neolithic; director.

1992

Newe Yaraq (Lod), Shephela region; One season; Pottery Neolithic Lodian; director.

1994-1996

Ain Darat, Judean Desert; Three seasons; PPNA; director.

1997-1999

Nahal Hadera V, Coastal Plain; Three seasons; Epipaleolithic Kebaran; co-director with Dr. R. Barkai.

1997-1999

Qumran Cave 24, Judean desert; Two seasons; Neolithic; director.

1997-2001

The Central Dishon Valley prehistoric survey, Upper Galilee; a regional project;. Two seasons; Paleolithic and Neolithic; co-director with Dr. R. Barkai.

2001-2010

Qesem Cave, western Samaria; Six seasons; lower Paleolithic Acheulo-Yabrudian; co-director with Dr. R. Barkai.

Current Projects, 2000

Qesem Cave: A Lower Paleolithic Acheulo-Yabrudian cave site near Tel Aviv.

- Pottery Neolithic studies in the Menashe Hills – the Nahal Zehora sites.

The Kebaran site of Nahal Hadera V, coastal plain.

- Epipaleolithic and Neolithic occupations at Ain Miri, Upper Galilee.

- Flint quarries and landscapes of extraction in prehistoric Levant: Lower-Middle Paleolithic Mt. Pua and Sede Ilan; Neolithic Mt. Pua and Ramat Tamar.

- Plant domestication in the Levant – with Prof. S. Abbo of the Hebrew University and Prof. S. Lev-Yadun of Haifa University.

- Pottery Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age sites excavated by J. Kaplan – a final publication.

 

Publications

Selected Publications

Books

Gopher, A. 1989. The flint assemblages of Munhata - final report . Les Cahiers Du Centre de Recherche Francais de Jerusalem , Vol. 4. Association Paléorient, Paris. 162 pp.; 59 Figs.; 8 Plates.

Gopher, A. 1994. Arrowheads of the Neolithic Levant - A Seriation Analysis . ASOR - American Schools for Oriental Research Dissertation Series Vol. 10, Eisenbrauns, Winnona Lake , Indiana . 325 pp.; 101 Figs.

Gopher, A. and Orrelle, E. 1995. The Groundstone Assemblages of Munhata, A Neolithic site in the Jordan Valley , Israel : A report . Les Cahiers Des Missions Archeologiques Francaises en Iserel, Vol. 7, Association Paléorient, Paris . 183 pp.; 47 Figs.; 10 Plates.

Gopher, A. and Tsuk, T. 1996. The Nahal Qanah Cave , Eealiest Gold in the southern Levant . Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaelology , Vol. 12. Tel Aviv University , Institute of Archaelology Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv. 250 pp.; 135 Figs.; 11 color Plates.

Bar-Yosef, O. and Gopher, A. 1997. An Early Neolithic Village in the Jordan Valley , Part I: The Archaeology of Netiv Hagdud . American School of Prehistoric Research Bulletin 43, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography, Harvard University . 266 pp.; 165 Figs.

Eisenberg, E., Gopher, A. and Greenberg, R. 2001. Tel T'eo – A Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age site in the Hula Valley . Israel Antiquities Authority Report Series no. 13. 250 pp.; 110 Figs.; 30 Plates.

Bar-Yosef, O., Goring Morris, A. N. and Gopher, A. (eds.) 2010. Gilgal: Early Neolithic Occupations in the Lower Jordan Valley : The Excvations of Tammar Noy . Oxbow Books, Oxford on behalf of the American School of Prehistoric Research

Gopher, A. Forthcoming. Village Communities of the Pottery Neolithic Period in the Menashe Hills, Israel Archaeological Investigations at the Sites of Nahal Zehora.

Selected articles and Chapters in Books

Bar-Yosef, O. Gopher, A. and Goring-Morris, A.N. 1980. Netiv Hagdud: A "Sultanian" Mound in the Lower Jordan Valley . Paléorient 6:201-206.

Davis, S., Goring-Morris, A.N., and Gopher, A. 1982. Sheep Bones from the Negev Epipaleolithic. Paléorient 8:87-93.

Goring-Morris, A. N. and Gopher, A. 1983. Nahal Issaron: A Neolithic Settlement in the Southern Negev . Israel Exploration Journal 33:149-162.

Kislev, M. E., Bar-Yosef, O. and Gopher, A. 1985. Early Neolithic Domesticated and Wild Barley from Netiv Hagdud Region in the Lower Jordan Valley . Israel Journal of Botany 35:197-201.

Gopher, A. and Greenberg, R. 1987. Pottery Neolithic Levels at Tel Dan. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 20:91-113.

Bar-Yosef, O., Gopher, A., and Nadel, D. 1987. The "Hagdud Truncation" - A new type from the Sultanian Industry at Netiv Hagdud , Jordan Valley. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 20:151-157.

Hershkovitz, I. and Gopher, A. 1988. Human burials from Horvat Galil: A PPNB site in the Upper Galilee Israel . Paléorient 14/1:119-126.

Gopher, A. 1988-1989. The Flint industry from Tel Tsaf. Tel Aviv, Journal of the Tel Aviv University Institute of Archeology Vol. 15-16:37-46.

Gopher, A. 1989. Horvat Galil and Nahal Bes?et I: Two Neolithic Sites in the Upper Galilee . Mitekufat Haeven, Journal or the Israel Prehistoric Society Vol. 22:82-92.

Gopher, A. and Orrelle, E. 1989. The flint industry of Nahal Zehora, a Wadi Raba site in the Menashe Hills. Bulletin of the American Schools for Oriental Research 276:67-76.

Gopher, A. 1989. Neolithic Arrowheads of the Levant : Results and Implications of a multidimensional seriation analysis. In: Aurench, O., Cauvin, M.C. and Sanlaville, P. (eds.) Préhistoire Du Levant - Processus des Changements Culturels. Association Paléorient, Paris, pp. 47-60.

Gopher, A. 1989. Diffusion processes in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Levant: The case of the Helwan Point. In: Hershkovitz, I. (ed.) People and Culture in Change , Proceedings of the 2nd symposium on Upper Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic populations in Europe and the Mediterranean basin. BAR International series 508, Oxford , pp. 91-105.

Gopher, A., Tsuk, T., Shalev, S., and Gophna, R. 1990. Earliest Gold Artifacts discovered in the Southern Levant . Current Anthropology 31(4):436-443.

Belfer-Cohen, A., Arensburg, B., Gopher, A. and Bar-Yosf, O. 1990. Human remains from Netiv Hagdud, a Pre Pottery Neolithic A site in the Jordan Valley . Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society Vol. 23:79-85.

Gopher, A. 1990. Mujahia - An early Pre-Pottery Neolithic B site in the Golan Heights . Tel Aviv, Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University vol. 17(2):115-143.

Hershkovitz, I. and Gopher, A. 1990. Paleodemography, burial customs and food-producing economy at the beginning of the Holocene: A perspective from the southern Levant . Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society Vol. 23:9-47.

Nadel, D., Bar-Yosef, O. and Gopher, A. 1991. Early Neolithic Arrowhead Types in the Southern Levant a Typological Suggestion. Paléorient 17/1:109- 119.

Bar-Yosef, O., Gopher, A., Kislev, M., and Tchernov, E. 1991. Netiv Hagdud - an Early Neolithic Village Site in the Jordan Valley . Journal of Field Archaeology 18(4):405-424.

Gopher, A., Sadeh, S. and Goren, Y. 1992. The pottery assemblage of Nahal Beset I: A Neolithic site in the Upper Galilee . Israel Exploration Journal 42:4-16.

Yellin, J. and Gopher, A. 1992. The origin of the obsidian artifacts from Mujahia- A PPNB site in the Golan Heights . Tel Aviv, Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 19:94-99.

Galili, E., Weinstein-Evron, Hershkovitz, I. , Gopher, A., M., Lernau, H., Kislev, M., Kolska-Horwitz, L. and Lernau, H. 1993. Atlit-Yam: A Prehistoric Site on the Sea Floor off the Israeli Coast. Journal of Field Archaeology 20(2):133-157.

Gopher, A. and Gophna, R. 1993. Cultures of the Eight and Seventh Millennia BP in Southern Levant : A Review for the 1990s. Journal of World Prehistory 7(3): 297-353.

Gopher, A. 1993. 6th - 5th millennia B.C. settlements in the Coastal Plain - Israel . Paléorient 19(1):55-64.

Goren, Y., Gopher, A. and Goldberg, P. 1993. The beginnings of pottery production in the southern Levant : technological and social aspects. In: Biran, A. and Aviram, J. (eds.) Biblical Archaeology today 1990, proceedings of the 2nd International congress on biblical archaeology, Jerusalem , June 1990, Pre-Congress Symposium: supplement. The Israel Exploration Society, Jerusalem , pp. 33-40.

Carmi, I. , Segal, D., Goring-Morris, A.N. and Gopher, A. 1994. Dating the prehistoric site Nahal Isaaron in the southwestern Negev , Israel . Radiocarbon 36(3):391- 398.

Gopher, A. 1994. Pottery Neolithic 6th - 5th millennia B.C. industries of the Southern Levant seen through PPN glasses. In: Gebel, H.G. and Kozlowski, S. (eds.) Neolithic chipped stone industries of the Fertile Crscent Studies in Early Near Eastern Production, Subsistence and Environment No. 1, Berlin , Ex Oriente, pp. 563-567.

Gopher, A., Goring-Morris, A.N. and Gordon, D. 1994. Nahal Issaron, the lithics of the later PPNB occupatio. In: Gebel, H.G. and Kozlowski, S. (eds.) Neolithic chipped stone industries of the Fertile Crescent Studies in Early Near Eastern Production, Subsistence and Environment No. 1, Berlin , Ex Oriente, pp. 479-495.

Goring-Morris, A.N., Gopher, A. and Rosen , S.A. 1994. The Neolithic Tuwailan cortical knife industry of the Negev, Israel . In: Gebel, H.G. and Kozlowski, S. (eds.) Neolithic chipped stone industries of the Fertile Crescent Studies in Early Near Eastern Production, Subsistence and Environment No. 1, Berlin , Ex Oriente, pp. 511-525.

Gopher, A. 1994. Central and Southern Levant PPN cultural Sequences: time-space systematics through typological and stylistic approaches. In: Gebel, H.G. and Kozlowski, S. (eds.) Neolithic chipped stone industries of the Fertile Crescent Studies in Early Near Eastern Production, Subsistence and Environment No. 1, Berlin , Ex Oriente, pp. 387-393.

Barkai, R., Burian, F., Friedman, E. and Gopher, A. 1994-5. 18-X - An Epipaleolithic collection from the Nahal Poleg area. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society . vol. 26:64-73.

Gopher, A., Goring-Morris, A.N. and Rosen , S.A. 1995. Ein Qadis I: A Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Occupation in Eastern Sinai . Atiqot vol. XXVII: 15-33. Antiquities Authority of Israel , Jerusalem .

Gopher, A. 1995. Ain Darat - A PPNA site in the Judean Desert , lithic assemblages of the 1994 season. Neo - Lithics 1/1995:7-8.

Gopher, A. 1995. Early Pottery - Bearing Groups in Israel - the Pottery Neolithic Period. In: Levy, T. A. (ed.) The Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land . Leicester University Press, London , pp. 205-225.

Goren, Y. and Gopher, A. 1995. The beginnings of pottery production in the Southern Levant : A model. In: Vincenzini, T. (ed.) The Ceramic Cultural Heritage , Techna Monographs in Materia and Society 2. Florence , pp. 21-28.

Gopher, A. and Orrelle, E. 1995. New Data on Burials from the Pottery Neolithic Period (sixth-fifth Millennium BC ) in Israel . In Campbell , S. and Green, A. (eds.) The Archaeology of Death in the Ancient Near East . Oxbow Monograph 51, pp. 24-29.

Perrot, J. and Gopher, A. 1996. A Late Neolithic site near Ashkelon . Israel Exploration Journal : 46(3-4):145-166.

Gopher, A. and Orrelle, E. 1996. An alternative interpretation for material imagery of the Yarmukian, a Neolithic culture of the sixth millennium B.C. in the southern Levant . Cambridge Archaeological Journal 6(2): 255-279.

Gopher, A. and Greenberg, R. 1996. The Pottery Neolithic Levels. In: Biran, A., Ilan, D. and Greenberg, R. (eds.) Dan I: A Chronicle of the Excavation, the Neolithic, the Early Bronze Age and the Middle Bronze Age Toombs . Hebrew Union College Annual Series, Jerusalem , pp. 67-81.

Gopher, A. 1996. Infant burials in the Neolithic periods in the Southern Levant-Israel: A social view. In: Otte, M. (ed.) Nature et Culture , Actes du Colloque International, Liège, December 1993, pp. 913-918.

Gopher, A. 1996. What happened to the Early PPNB? In: Kozlowski, S.K and Gebel, H.G. (eds.) Neolithic chipped stone industries of the Fertile Crescent and their contemporaries in adjacent regions . Studies in Early Near Eastern production, subsistence and environment 3, Berlin , ex Oriente, pp. 151-158.

Gopher, A. 1996. A preliminary report on the flints from Ain Darat: a PPNA site in the Judean Desert . In: S. K. Kozlowski, S.K and Gebel, H.G. (eds.) Neolithic chipped stone industries of the Fertile Crescent and their contemporaries in adjacent regions . Studies in Early Near Eastern production, subsistence and environment 3, Berlin , ex Oriente, pp.443-452.

Gopher, A. 1997. Horvat Galil - An Early PPNB site in the Upper Galilee, Israel. Tel Aviv, Journal of the Institute of Archaeology Tel Aviv University 24 (2):183-222.

Gopher, A. and Barkai, R. 1997. Here are the microliths: a reply to “where are the microliths?” Neo-Lithics 1/97: 16-18.

Barkai, R. and Gopher, A. 1997. Transversal burins from Nahal Zehora I, A Pottery Neolithic site in central Israel . Neo-Lithics 1/97:20-23.

Barkai, R., Gopher, A. and Friedman, E. 1997. Prehistoric occurrences in the western Samaria , the 1967-1968 survey. In: Finkelstein, I. and Lederman, Z. Highlands of many Cultures, The southern Samaria Survey, The Sites , pp. 857-881.

Gopher, A. and Tsuk, T. 1997. Nahal Qanah Cave : a unique Chalcolithic burial Cave in West Samaria . In: Bansall, C. and Tolan-Smith C. (eds.) The Human Use of Caves , BAR International Series 667, Proceedings of the conference on the human use of caves, New Castle , July, 1993, pp.167-174.

Gopher, A., Burian, F. and Friedman, E. 1998. Prehistoric sites on the northern bank of Nahal Poleg: Site 18M revisited. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society  Vol. 28:81-104.

Gopher, A. and Goring-Morris A. N. 1998. Abu Salem: A Pre Pottery Neolithic B camp in the Central Negev Highlands, Israel. Bulletin of the American School for Oriental Research  312: 1-20.

Barkai, R. and Gopher, A. 1998. Reintroducing butt scrapers (racloire sur talon): another look at a non-formal tool type. Lithic Technology 23 (1): 20-26.

Gopher, A., Orrelle, E., Blockman, N., Barkai, R., Eyal, R. and Naveh, D. 1998 The Nahal Zehora village sites: Pottery Neolithic in the Menashe Hills, Israel In: Proceedings of the XIII UISPP, Forli , Italy , pp. 465-468.

Eyal, R., Naveh, D. and Gopher, A. 1998 Pottery vessel handles from Nahal Zehora I and II: an Attribute analysis. In: Proceedings of the XIII UISPP, Forli , Italy , pp. 475-481.

Blockman, N. and Gopher, A. 1998 The Lodian (Jericho XI) assemblage of Newe Yarak - Lod. In: Proceedings of XIII UISPP, Forli , Italy , pp. 489-495.

Gopher, A., Barkai, R. and Marder, O. 1998. Cultural contacts in the Neolithic period: Anatolian obsidians in the southern Levant . In: Otte, M. (ed.) Prehistoire d'Anatolie, Genèse des Deux Mondes . Liège, ERAUL 85, pp. 641-650.

Gopher, A. and Orrelle, E. 1999. Coffee Beans, Cowries and Vulvas: A Reply to Comments by Y. Garfinkel. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 9 (1):133-137

Barkai, R. and Gopher, A. 1999. The last Neolithic industry - the flint assemblages of Nahal Zehora I, a Wadi Rabah site In the Menashe Hills, Israel . Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society Vol. 29:41-122.

Frumkin, A., Carmi, I., Gopher, A., Ford, D. C., Schwarcz, H. P. and Tsuk, T. 1999. Holocene millennial-scale climatic cycle from Nahal Qanah Cave speleothem, Israel .The Holocene 9.6 special issue, Pp. 677-682.

Gopher, A. 1999. Lithic industries of the Neolithic period in the southern Levant : a review. In: Kozlowski S. K. The Eastern Wing of the Fertile Crescent , Late Prehistory of the Greater Mesopotamian Lithic Industries . BAR International Series 760, Oxford , Archeopress, pp. 116-138.

Hershkovitz, I. and Gopher, A. 1999. Is tuberculosis associated with early domestication of cattle: Evidence from the Levant . In: Pálfi, G., Dutour, O., Deák, J. and Hutás, I. (eds). Tuberculosis Past and Present . TB Foundation. pp. 445-449.

Lev-Yadun, S., Gopher, A. and Abbo, S. 2000. The Cradle of Agriculture. Science 288 ( 2 nd June 2000 ): 1602-1603.

Shimelmitz, R., Barkai, R. and Gopher, A. 2000. A Canaanean Blade Workshop at Har Haruvim , Israel . Tel Aviv Journal of the Institute of Archaeology Tel Aviv University Vol.27 (1): 3-22.

Orrelle, E. and Gopher, A. 2000. The Pottery Neolithic period: Questions about pottery decoration, symbolism and meaning. In: Kuijt, I. (ed). Life in Neolithic Farming Communities , Plenum Press. pp. 295-308.

Gopher, A. Abbo, S. Lev-Yadun, S. 2001. The "when", the "where" and the "why" of the Neolithic Revolution in the Levant . Documenta Praehistoria volume (XXVIII) edited by M. Budja. pp. 49-62.

Shimelmitz, R; Barkai, R. and Gopher, A. 2001. An EpiPaleolithic occurrence at the site of ‘ Ain Miri , Northern Israel . Neo- Lithics 1/01:4-5

Yamada, S., Goring-Morris, A. N., Gopher, A. and Perron, T. 2001. Analysis of faintly glossed blades from Pre-Pottery Neolithic Nahal Issaron, Israel . In: Caneva, I. Lemorini, C. Zampetti, D. and Biagi, P. (eds.) Beyond tools, redefining the PPN lithic assemblages of the Levant . Berlin , ex oriente, pp.183-204.

Gopher, A., Barkai, R. and Asaf, A. 2001 Trends in sickle blade production in the Neolithic of the Hula Valley, Israel. In: Caneva, I. Lemorini, C. Zampetti, D. and Biagi, P. (eds.), Beyond tools, redefining the PPN lithic assemblages of the Levant . Berlin , ex oriente, pp. 411-426.

Barkai, R. and Gopher, A. 2001. Flint quarries in the southern Levantine Holocene: a routine procedure? New evidence form the upper Galilee , Israel . In: Caneva, I. Lemorini, C. Zampetti, D. and Biagi, P. (eds.), Beyond tools, redefining the PPN lithic assemblages of the Levant . Berlin , ex oriente, pp. 17-26.

Barkai, R., Gopher, A. and La Porta , P. 2002. Palaeolithic landscape of extraction: flint surface quarries and workshops at Mt. Pua , Israel . Antiquity 76: 72-80.

Galili, E., Rosen, B., Gopher, A. and Kolska-Horwitz, L. 2002. The Emergence and dispersion of the Eastern Mediterranean Fishing Village : Evidence from Submerged Neolithic Settlements off the Carmel Coast, Israel. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology15.2:167-198.

Recchi, A. and Gopher, A. 2002. Birds and humans in the Holocene: the case of Qumran Cave 24 ( Dead Sea , Israel ). Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia 45 (special issue): 139-150.

Gopher, A., Greenberg, R. and Herzog, Z. 2002. Archaeological Public Policy. In: Korn, D. (ed.), Public Policy in Israel: Perspectives and Practices , Lanham, Lexington Books, pp. 191-204.

Abbo, S., Shtienberg, D., Lichtenzweig, J. Lev-Yadun, S. and Gopher, A. 2003 The chickpea, summer cropping, and a new model for pulses domestication in the ancient Near East. Quarterly Review of Biology vol. 78, no. 4:37-50.

Barkai, R., Gopher, A., Lauritzen, S.E. and Frumkin, A. 2003. Uranium series dates from Qesem Cave , Israel , and the end of the Lower Palaeolithic . Nature 423 ( 26 th June 2003 ): 977-979.

Godfrey-Smith, D.I.; Vaughan , K.B.; Gopher, A. and Barkai, R. 2003. Direct luminescence chronology of the Epi-Paleolithic Kebaran site of Nahal Hadera V, Israel. Geoarchaeology 18 (4): 461-475.

Lev-Tov, N., Gopher, A. and Smith, P. 2003. Dental evidence for dietary practices in the Chalcolithic period: the findings from a Burial cave in Peqi'in (northern Israel ). Paléorient 29(1): 121-134.

Yerkes, R.W., Barkai, R., Gopher, A. and Bar-Yosef, O. 2003. Microwear analysis of early Neolithic (PPNA) axes and bifacial tools from Netiv Hagdud in the Jordan Valley, Israel. Journal of Archaeological Science 30:1051-1066.

Rosen, S. A. and Gopher, A. 2003. Flint tools from the survey. In: Beit-Arieh, I. (ed). Archaeology of Sinai, The Ophir Expedition . Tel Aviv University , Tel Aviv. pp. 184-195.

Eshed, V., Gopher, A., Galili, E. and Hershkovitz, I. 2004. Musculoskeletal Stress Markers in Natufian Hunter-Gatherers and Neolithic Farmers in the Levant : The Upper Limb. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 123:303-315.

Eshed, V., Gopher, A., Gage, T. B. and Hershkovitz, I. 2004. Has the Transition to agriculture Reshaped the Demographic Structure of Prehistoric Populations? New Evidence from the Levant . American Journal of Physical Anthropology 124/4:315-329.

Gopher, A. and Blockman, N. 2004. Excavations at Neolithic Lod (Newe Yarak) and the Lodian culture of the Pottery Neolithic period. Atiquot (English Series) 47:1-50.

Verri, G., Barkai, R., Bordeanu, C., Gopher, A., Hass, M., Kaufman, A., Kubik, P. Montanari, E., Paul, M., Ronen, A., Weiner, S., and Boaretto, E. 2004. Flint Mining in Prehistory Recorded by in Situ Produced Cosmogenic 10 Be. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 101(21):7880-7884.

Shimelmitz, R., Barkai, R. and Gopher, A. 2004. The Geometric Kebaran Microlithic Assemblage of Ain Miri , Northern Israel . Paleorient 30(2):27-140.

Galili, E., Gopher, A., Rosen, A. and Kolska-Horwitz, L. 2004. The Emergence of the Mediterranean Fishing Village in the Levant and the Anomaly of Neolithic Cyprus . In: Peltenburg, E. and Wasse, A. (Eds.), Neolithic Revolution , Oxbow books, pp. 91-101.

Abbo, S., Gopher, A., Rubin, B. and Lev-Yadun, S. 2005. On the origin of Near Eastern founder crops and the ‘dump-heap' hypothesis. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution52:491-495.

Barkai, R.,Gopher, A. and Shimelmitz, R. 2005. Middle Pleistocene Blade Production in the Levant: An Amudian Assemblage from Qesem Cave, Israel. Eurasian Prehistory 3:39-74.

Galili, E., Eshed, V., Gopher, A. and Hershkovitz, I. 2005. Burial practices at the submerged Pre-Pottery Neolithic C site of Atlit-Yam, northern coast of Israel . Bulletin of the American School of Archaeology 339:1-19.

Gopher, A., Barkai, R., Shimelmitz, R., Khalaily, M., Lemorini, C., Hershkovitz, I. and Stiner, M. 2005. Qesem Cave : An Amudian site in central Israel . Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 35:69-92.

Verri, G., Barkai, R., Gopher, A., Hass, M., Kubik, P., Paul, M., Ronen, A., Weiner, S., and Boaretto, E. 2005. Flint procurement strategies in the Late Lower Palaeolithic recordrd by in Situ produced Cosmogenic 10 Be in Tabun and Qesem Caves ( Israel ). Journal of Archaeological Science 32:207-213.

Abbo, S., Shtienberg, D., Lev-Yadun, S. and Gopher, A. 2005. Prehistoric Spread of Agrotechniques into the Indian Subcontinent as Deduced from the Evolutionary History of Chickpea: Any Lesson for Modern Crop Improvement? In, Y.L. Nene (ed) Agricultural Heritage of Asia: Proceedings of the International Conference, 6-8 December 2004 , Asian Agri-History Foundation, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. pp. 197-203.

Gopher, A., Burian, F. and Friedman, E. 2005. Neolithic coastal sites near Palmahim with some comments ofnthe Neolithic period in the Israel coastal plain. In, M. Fischer (ed), Yavneh, Yavneh-Yam and their Neighborhood , Eretz and Tel Aviv University , Tel Aviv, pp. 17-46.

Alahique, F. and Gopher, A. 2005. Animal resource exploitation at Qumran Cave 24 ( Dead Sea , Israel ) from the Pre-Pottery Neolithic to the Chalcolithic. In, H. Buitenhuis, A. M. Choyke, L. Martin, L. Bartosiewicz and M. Mashkour (eds.) Archeozoology of the Near East VI , ARC-Publicaties 123:139-149.

Lemorini, C., Gopher, A, Shimelmitz, R., Stiner, M., and Barkai, R. 2006. Use-wear analysis of an Amudian laminar assemblage from Acheuleo-Yabrudian Qesem Cave , Israel . Journal of Archaeological Science 33:921-934.

Abbo, S., Gopher, A., Peleg, Z., Saranga, Y., Fahima, T., Salamini, F. and Lev-Yadun, S. 2006. The ripples of “The Big (agricultural) Bang”: The spread of early wheat cultivation. Genome 49:861-863.

Lev-Yadun, S., Gopher, A. and Abbo, S. 2006. How and When was Wild Wheat Domesticated? Science 313:296.

Eshed, V., Gopher, A. and Hershkovitz, I. 2006. Tooth wear and dental pathology at the advent of agriculture: New evidence from the Levant . American Journal of Physical Anthropology 130:145-159.

Gopher, A. and Barkai, R. 2006. Flint extraction sites and workshops in prehistoric Galilee , Israel . In: Körlin, G. and Weisgerber, G. Stone Age – Mining Age . Bochum . pp. 91-98.

Barkai, R., Gopher, A. and La Porta , P.C. 2006. Middle Pleistocene Landscape of Extraction: Quarry and Workshop Complexes in Northern Israel . In: Axe Age: Acheulian Toolmaking - from Quarry to Discard . N. Goren-Inbar, G. Sharon (eds.) Equinox, London, pp. 7-44.

Rosenberg, D., Assaf, A., Eyal, R. and Gopher, A. 2006. Beisamoun – the Wadi Rabah Occurrence. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 36:129-137.

Kerem, Z., Lev-Yadun, S., Gopher, A., Weinberg, P. and Abbo, S. 2007. Chickpea domestication in the Neolithic Levant through the nutritional perspective. Journal of Archaeological Science 34(2007):1289-1293.

Karkanas, P., Shahack-Gross, R., Ayalon, A., Bar-Matthews, M., Barkai, R., Frumkin, A., Gopher, A. and Stiner, M. C. 2007. Evidence for habitual use of fire at the end of the Lower Paleolithic: Site-formation processes at Qesem Cave , Israel . Journal of Human Evolution53:197-212.

Barkai, R., Gopher, A. and Weiner, J. 2007. Quarrying flint at Neolithic Ramat Tamar – An experiment. In: Astruc, L., Binder, D. and Briois, F. (eds.) Systèmes des communautés du Néolithiques précéramique au Proche-Orient. Colloque international sur les industries lithiques du Néolithique pré-céramique . Editions APDCA, Antibes , pp. 25-32.

Abbo, S., Zezak, I. , Schwatrz, E., Lev-Yadun, S. and Gopher, A. 2008. Experimental harvesting of wild peas in I srael : Implications for the origins of Near East farming. Journal of Archaeological Science 35:922-929.

Hershkovitz, I. and Gopher, A. 2008. Demographic, Biological and Cultural Aspects of the Neolithic Revolution: A View from the Southern Levant . In, JP Bouquet-Appel and O. Bar-Yosef (eds.), The Neolithic Demographic Transition and its consequences . Springer, pp. 441--479.

Rosenberg, D., Assaf, A., Getzov, N. and Gopher, A. 2008 Flaked stone discs of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic Periods in the southern Levant . Paleorient 34.2:137-151.

Abbo, S., Zezak, I., Schwartz, E., Lev-Yadun, S., Kerem,Z. and Gopher, A. 2008. Wild Lentil and Chickpea harvest in Israel : bearing on the origins of Near Eastern farming. Journal of Archaeological Science 35: 3172-3177.

Barkai, R. and Gopher, A. 2009. Changing the face of the earth: Human behavior at Sede Ilan, an extensive Lower-Middle Paleolithic quarry site in Israel . In, B. Adams and B. Blades (eds.), Lithic Materials and Paleolithic Societies . Blackwell Publications, pp. 174-185.

Abbo, S., Saranga, Y., Peleg, Z., Kerem, Z., Lev-Yadun, S. and Gopher, A. 2009. Reconsidering domestication of legumes versus cereals in the ancient Near East. Quarterly Review of Biology 84(1):29-50.

Frumkin, A. Karkanas, P.; Bar-Matthews, M.; Barkai, R.; Gopher, A.; Shahack-Gross, R. and Vaks, A., 2009. Gravitational deformations and fillings of aging caves: the example of Qesem karst system, Israel . Geomorphology 106:154-164.

Barkai, R., Lemorini, C., Shimelmitz, R., Lev, Z., Stiner, M. and Gopher, A. 2009. A blade for all seasons? Making and using Amudian blades at Qesem Cave , Israel . Human Evolution 24:57-75.

Boaretto, E., Barkai, R., Gopher, A., Berna, F., Kubik , P. and Weiner, S. 2009. Specialized Flint Procurement Strategies for Hand Axes, Scrapers and Blades in the Late Lower Paleolithic: A 10 Be Study at Qesem Cave , Israel . Human Evolution 24:1-12.

Stiner, C. M., Barkai, R. and Gopher, A. 2009 Cooperative hunting and meat sharing 400-200 kya at Qesem Cave , Israel . Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of America vol. 106 no. 32: 13207-13212.

Galili, E., Eshed, V., Rosen, B., Kislev, M. E., Simchoni, O, Hershkovitz, I. and Gopher, A. 2009. Evidence for a separated burial ground at the submerged Pottery Neolithic site of Neve-Yam , Israel. Paleorient 35.1:31-46.

Abbo, S., Saranga, Y., Peleg, Z.,Kerem, Z., Lev-Yadun, S. And Gopher, A. 2009 Reconsidering domesticationof legumes versus cereals in the ancient Near East. Quarterly Review of Biology 84.1:29-50.

Abbo, S., Lev-Yadun, S. and Gopher, A. 2010. Yield stability: an agronomic perspective on the origins of Near Eastern agriculture. Vegetation history and Archaeobotany 19:143-150.

Gopehr, A., Ayalon, A., Bar-Matthews, M. Barkai, R., Frumkin, A., Karkanas, P.,and Shahack-Gross, R. 2010. The chronology of the late Lower Paleolithic in the Levantbased on U-TH ages of speleothems from Qesem cave, Israel. Quaternary Geochronology 5:644-656.

Maul, L., Smith, K,. Barkai, R., Barash, A., Karkanas, P., Shahack-Gross, R. and Gopher, A. 2010. Microfaunal remains at Middle Pleistocene Qesem Cave, Israel: Preliminary results on small vertebrates, environment and biostratigraphy. Journal of Human Evolution  (available online).

Hershkovitz ,I; Smith, P; Sarig, R; Quam, R; Rodríguez, L; García, R; Arsuaga, J-L; Barkai, .R. and Gopher,.A. 2010. Middle Pleistocene dental remains from Qesem Cave, Israel. American Journal of Physical Anthropology .

Barkai, R ., Lemorini, C., and Gopher,.A. 2010. Palaeolithic cutlery 400 000–200 000 years ago: tiny meat-cutting tools from Qesem Cave , Israel . Antiquity 84 (325).

Abbo, S., Lev-Yadun, S. Gopher, A. 2010. Agricultural origins: centers and noncenters; a Near Eastern reappraisal. Critical Review in Plant Sciences 29: 317-328.

Gopher, A. 2010. Qadesh Barnea 3, A Neolithic site in the western Negev Highlands: A report. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 40:183-218.

Abbo, S., Lev-Yadun, S., Gopher, A. 2010 Origin of Near Eastern plant domestication: homage to Claude Levi-Strauss and “ La Pensée Sauvage ”, Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution . (in press).

Stiner, M., Gopher, A. and Barkai, R. 2010. Hearth-side socioeconomics, hunting and paleoecology during the late Lower Paleolithic at Qesem Cave , Israel . Journal of Human Evolution (in press)

Ph.D. Students

Ran Barkai, 2001.
Thesis title : Bifacial tools in the Natufian and Neolithic industries of the Levant .

Vered Eshed, 2003.
Thesis Title : Neolithic populations of the Levant - a Physical Anthropological study. (with Prof. I. Hershkovitz, TAU).

Ehud Galili, 2005.
Thesis title : Submerged prehistoric settlements from the 6th and 5th millinnia B.C. in the Northern Carmel Coast .

Shimelmitz, R., 2010
Thesis title: Lithic Blade Production in the Middle Pleistocene of the Levant : Technological and social aspects.

Iris Groman, ongoing, at Haifa University
Thesis title: The Transition to Early Neolithic Economy Reconstructed by Functional Analysis of Blades; A case study of Late Natufian and Pre-Pottery Neolithic A Sites from the Salybia Basin, Southern Jordan Valley. (With D. Nadel, University of Haifa ).

Asaf Nativ, 2010
Thesis title: Death and Burial in the Land of Israel during the Chalcolithic Period (6500-5500 BP).

 M.A students

Estelle Orrelle, 1993/4
Thesis title : Nahal Zehora I and II: Fifth Millennium B.C. Villages of the Wadi Raba Culture; Quantitative studies on the Pottery Assemblages.

Noga Blokman, 1996
Thesis title : Newe Yarak - Lod, A Pottery Neolithic Site in the Shephela.

Gideon Sorjer, 1996
Thesis title : Regionalism in burial customs in the Southern Levant from the late Epipaleolithic to the Chalcolithic period (11th - 4th millennium B.C.).

Ran Barkai, 1996
Thesis title : The flint Assemblage from Nahal Zehora I, A Wadi Raba site in the Menashe Hills: the implications of a technological and typological analysis.

Danny Naveh, 1999
Thesis title : Aspects of Gender Relations in the Pottery Neolithic Period: Results of an Analysis of Spatial Distribution of Archaeological Assemblages in the site Nahal Zehora II.

Neta Lev-Tov, 2001
Thesis title: Dietary specialization in the Chalcolithic period (with Prof. D. Sweeny, TAU).

Ron Shimelmitz, 2002
Thesis title: Epipaleolithic flint technology at Nahal Hadra V.

Assaf Holtzer (with Prof. A. Horwitz), 2003
Thesis tiltle: Desert kites.

Iris Yaroslawsky Groman, 2004
Thesis title: Variability in lithic industries of the early Neolithic in the southern Levant .

Danny Rosenberg, 2004
Thesis title: The pestele: Characteristics and changes of stone pounding implemements in the southern Levant from the early Epipaleolithic through the Pottery Neolithic period.

Galit Samora, 2006
Thesis title : Cribra Orbitalia, Osteoarchaeological and Paleoecological Aspects. (with Prof. I. Hershkovitz, TAU).

Assaf Nativ, 2006
Thesis title: Pottery traditions in the Pottery Neolithic period – a phenomenological view (with Prof. Y. Goren, TAU).

Sigal Golan, 2006
Thesis title: The Nazur Culture, a lithic perspective: A case study from the site Nazur 4 – The end of the Pottery Neolithic or the beginning of the Chalcolithic period.

Inbar Zezak, 2008
Thesis title: Eperimental harvest of wild pea populations in Israel , bearing on legumes domestication (with Prof. S. Abbo, Hebrew University ).

Zohar Lev, 2010
Thesis title: The Qesem scrapers: A techno-typological analysis of a Yabrudian assemblage from Qesem Cave .

Tali Kuperman, 2010
Thesis title: Eretz Israel Population in the Pottery Neolithic Period and its Burial Customs (5500-4000 BC).

Yael Zehavi, 2010
Thesis title: Ecological aspects of pea domestication (with S. Abbo, Hebrew University )

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