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Ido Wachtel

Curriculum Vitae

Short biography:

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the institute of Archaeology. My research focuses on the settlement pattern of the Upper Galilee region during the Bronze and Iron Ages based on data from surveys and rescue excavations. This research deals with the reconstruction and analysis of the political, social and economic trajectories in this region, but also with examination of field survey methods and GIS application.

During my M.A I focused on excavation and publication of a unique Early Bronze site in the middle upper Galilee, named Gal Ythro (Jethro's Cairn). This study attempted to date the site and understand its function and meaning, by properly locating the site's context in space and time.

During the last years I participate at varies excavation and surveys of the Hebrew university, mainly at the Galilee. Today I am taking part as area supervisor at Tel Abel Beth Maacha Project directed by Dr. Nava Panitz Cohen, Ruhama Bonfil and Dr. Bob Mullins, under the auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In the past, I was a field supervisor at Tel Hazor lower city under the direction of Dr. Sharon Zuckerman, and at Tell En Gev under the direction of Prof. David Sugimoto (Keio University).

EDUCATION

B.A. Archaeology and Ancient Near East Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2005-2008
M.A.- Archaeology, Geography (Urban and Regional Studied), Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2009-2012
Topic: "Gal Yithro - An Early Bronze site in the mountainous Galilee: Function and meanin", written under the supervision of Prof. Amihai Mazar and Dr. Sharon Zuckermann.
Ph.D Candidate Archaeology, Hebrew University, 2013.
Topic: "The Upper Galilee and Hula Valley in the Bronze and Iron Ages: Settlement Patterns, Economy and Society". written under the supervision of Dr. Sharon Zuckerman and Prof. Gideon Shelach-Lavi.

Teaching

Teaching assistant at the courses: Introduction to biblical archeology in 8-4 millennia B.C (2012-2013), Introduction to biblical archeology in 3-2 millennia B.C (2012-2014), Introduction to the archaeology of the land of Israel and the Levant in the Iron Age (2012-2013), introduction to spatial archaeology and historical geography (2012).

Main Archaeological Field Experience

2014 Archaeological survey in the Upper Galille, initiator and director, as part of my Ph.D. thesis.
2013-2014 Supervisor of Area A, Tel Abel Beth Maacha excavations, directed by Dr. Nava Panitz Cohen, Ruhama Bonfil and Dr. Bob Mullins
2012-2013 Fuxin Archaeological Survey, North East China, under the supervision of prof. Gideon Selach-Lavi.
2012 Hurvat Eres, Persian /Early Hellenistic(?) Fortress, Har Haruach. Co-director with Prof. Amihai Mazar
2009-2011 Supervisor of Area H of En Gev excavations, under the direction of Prof. David T. Sugimoto (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Keio Univesity, Tokyo).
2010 Supervisor of Area S of the Tel Hazor lower city excavations, under the direction of Dr. Sharon Zuckerman (Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University).
2009-2010 Gal Yithro excavation project, initiator and director.
2007, 2008 Tell Rehov, under the direction of Prof. Amihai Mazar (Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University).

Academic Scholarships and Prizes

2010 Graduate Scholarships, Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2010 The Ruth Amiran fund research Scholarships, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2010 The Hecht Graduate Scholarships.
2009 Graduate Scholarships, Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2009 The Ruth Amiran fund research Scholarships, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.