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Prof. Ilan Sharon

Prof. Ilan Sharon


1983      - Co-author, Tel Dor 1982 (Preliminary Report). Israel Exploration Journal 33 (with E. Stern).
1985      - Co-author, A Group of Stamped Amphora Handles from Tel Dor. Israel Exploration Journal 35 (with D.T. Ariel, J. Gunneweg & I. Perlman).
- Contributor, Mazar A. Excavations at Tell Qasile, vol. II (Qedem 20).
1986 - Co-author, Tel Dor 1985 (Preliminary Report). Israel Exploration Journal 36 (with E. Stern).
1987      - Phoenician and Greek Ashlar Construction Techniques at Tel Dor, Israel. Bulletin of the American Society for Oriental Research 267.
- Co-author, Tel Dor 1986 (Preliminary Report). Israel Exploration Journal 37 (with E. Stern).
- Co-author, Marked Iron Age Cooking Pots. In: Ben Tor A. et al. Excavations at Tel Qiri (Qedem 24) (with J. Yellin & I. Perlman).
1989      - Co-author, A Preliminary Report of the 1986 Season at Tel Dor. Israel Exploration Journal 39 (with E. Stern and A. Gilboa).
1990      - Demographic Aspects in the Settlement of the Israelites. Archeologia 2 (Hebrew).
1991      - Co-author, A Preliminary Report of the 1988 and 1989 Seasons at Tel Dor. Israel Exploration Journal 41 (with E. Stern and J. Berg).
1992      - Co-author, Tel Dor 1991 Preliminary Report. Israel Exploration Journal 42 (with E. Stern & A. Gilboa).
- The Fortifications of Dor and the Shift from an Israelite/Syrian Conception of Defense to a Greek Conception. Qadmoniot 95/96 (Hebrew).
- A Note on the Tests of Significance of the Difference between the Size Distributions of Basalt and Flint Flakes. Cahiers du Quarternaire 17.
1993      - Co-author, Tel Dor 1992 Preliminary Report. Israel Exploration Journal 43 (with E. Stern).
1994      - Demographic Aspects of the Problem of Israelite Settlement. In: Hopfe L. (ed.), Uncovering Ancient Stones – Essays in Memory of H. Neil Richardson Winona Lake IN: Eisenbrauns.
1995      - Co-author of volume and author of chapters 2, 5, 7, 8 in: E. Stern et al., Excavations at Dor, Vol. IA – Areas A and C: Introduction and Stratigraphy (Qedem Reports 1) (ch. 7 with E. Ben-Ari; ch. 8 with I. Saragusti).
- Co-author, Tel Dor 1993 Preliminary Report. Israel Exploration Journal 44 (with E. Stern).
- Partial Order Scalogram Analysis of Relations – A Mathematical Approach to the Analysis of Stratigraphy. Journal of Archaeological Science 22.
1996      - Co-author, Silver Hoard Found in Archaeological Excavations at Tel Dor. Tel Magazine (with E. Stern, Danish).
- Analysis of Homogeneity of the Distribution of Figurines in Strata 13-10. Appendix D (to ch. 2 – Diana Gilbert-Peretz, Ceramic Figurines) in: D.T. Ariel & A. De Groot (eds.), City of David IV (Qedem 35).
1997      - Co-author, Dor in the Iron I Period – A Port and Trading Emporium under Cultural and Economic Changes. In: E. Regev (ed.), New Studies on the Coastal Plain – Annual Symposium of the Department of the Study of the Land of Israel, 1997. Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University (with A. Gilboa).
- Co-author, Tel Dor 1994-1995 Preliminary Report. Israel Exploration Journal 46 (with E. Stern, A. Gilboa, J. Berg & J. Zorn).
1998      - Co-author, Quantitative Analysis of the Symmetry of Artifacts: Lower Paleolithic Handaxes. Journal of Archaeological Science 25 (with I. Saragusti, D. Avnir, O. Katzenelson).
1999      - Stratigraphical Inference: A Methodological Study and a Mathematical Model. In: A. Faust & A. Maeir (eds.), Material Culture, Society and Ideology: New Directions in the Archaeology of the Land of Israel. Ramat Gan: Bar Ilan University.
- Don’t Standardize: Site Reports as an Adjustable Prism for Viewing the Past. In: Shanks, H. (ed.), Archaeology’s Publication Problem Vol. II. Washington DC: Biblical Archaeology Society.
2001 - Philistine Bichrome Painted Pottery – Scholarly Ideology and Ceramic Typology. Pp. 555-609  in: S. R. Wolff (ed.), Studies in the Archaeology of Israel & Neighboring Lands in Memory of Douglass L. Esse. The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago – Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilizations 59, The American Schools of Oriental Research  – ASOR Books 5. Winona Lake IN: Eisenbrauns.
2002      - Co-author, The Water Supply, Distribution and Sewage Systems at Roman Dor in: D. Amit et al . (eds.), Ancient Aqueducts in Israel (Supplement to the Journal of Roman Archaeology 46) (with J. E. Berg & B. Zilberstein).
- ’Transition Dating’ – A Heuristic Mathematical Approach to the Collation of 14C Dates from Stratified Sequences. Radiocarbon 43.
- Co-author, Early Iron Age Radiometric Dates from Tel Dor – Implications for Phoenicia, and Beyond”. Radiocarbon 43 (with A. Gilboa).
2003      - Co-author, An Archaeological Contribution to the Early Iron Age Chronological Debate: Alternative Chronologies for Phoenicia and their Effects on the Levant, Cyprus and Greece. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 332 (with A. Gilboa).
2004      - Co-author, Towards computerized typology and classification of ceramics. Journal of Archaeological Science (with A. Gilboa, A. Karasik and U. Smilansky).
- The [Awful?] Truth about GIS and Archaeology. In: M. Iacovou (ed.), Archaeological Field Survey in Cyprus: Past History, Future Potentials (BSA Studies 11).  London: British School in Athens.
- Co-author, Typology and Classification of Ceramics Based on Curvature Analysis. CAA 2003 – Proceedings of the Conference on Computers and Archaeology, Vienna (with A. Gilboa, A. Karasik and U. Smilansky).
- Sharon, I., A Gilboa & A. Karasik. 2006.Tel Dor - 2004. Excavation and Surveys in Israel 118.
2005 - Co-author, Dating The Iron Age I/II Transition in Israel: First Intercomparison Results. Radiocarbon 47:  39-55 (with A. Gilboa, A. J., T. Jull and E. Boaretto).
- Quantitative Analysis of Shape Attributes Based on Contours and Section Profiles in Artifact Analysis Journal of Archaeological Science 32: 841-853 (with I. Saragusti, A. Karasik and U. Smilansky).
- Shahack-Gross, R, R.-M. Albert, A. Gilboa, O. Nagar-Hilman, I. Sharon & S. Weiner. Geoarchaeology in an urban context: The uses of space in a Phoenician monumental building atTel Dor (Israel) Journal of Archaeological Science 32: 1417-1431
- Co-author, The Early Iron Age Dating Project: Introduction, Methodology, Progress Report and an Update on the Tel Dor Radiometric Dates.  pp. 65 - 92 in:  T. Levy and T. Higham  ( eds. ). The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating : Archaeology, Text and Science. London: Equinox (with A. Gilboa, A. J. T. Jull and E. Boaretto).
2006 - Sharon, I., A Gilboa & A. Karasik. Tel Dor - 2004. Excavation and Surveys in Israel 118.
2007 - Berna F., A. Behar, R. Shahack-Gross, J. Berg, E. Boaretto, A. Gilboa, S. Shalev, I. Sharon, S. Shilstein N. Yahalom-Mack, J. R Zorn & S. Weiner. Sediments Exposed to High Temperatures: Reconstructing Pyrotechnological Processes in Late Bronze and Iron Age Strata at Tel Dor (Israel). Journal of Archaeological Science 34: 358-373.
- Sharon, I., A. Gilboa and E. Boaretto. 14C and the Iron Age Chronological Debate: Where are we Really at? A commentary on the Tel Rehov Radiometric Dates in: M. Bietak and E. Czerny (eds.). The Synchronization of Civilizations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Second Millenium B.C. vol. III. pp. 149 - 155. Vienna: Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
- Sharon, I., A. Gilboa, A. J. T. Jull & E. Boaretto. Report on the First Stage of the Iron Age Dating Project: A low chronology for the Early Iron Age in Israel Radiocarbon 49: 1 - 46.
2008 - Albert, R. M., R. Shahack-Gross, D. Cabanes, A. Gilboa, S. Lev-Yadun, M. Portillo, I. Sharon, E. Boaretto & S. Weiner. Phytolith-rich layers from the Late Bronze and Iron Ages at Tel Dor (Israel): Mode of Formation and Archaeological Significance Journal of Archaeological Science 35: 57-75.
pending - Architectural Stratigraphy – A ‘Post-processual’ Alternative to Stratigraphic Analysis?” in: I. Thuesen (ed.), Near Eastern Archaeology at the Beginning of the 3rd Millennium AD. Copenhagen: Carsten Niebuhr Institute.
- Co-author, Seeking Solomon: Siamun Scarabs, Ceramic Sequence and 14C. Tel Aviv (with A. Gilboa and J. Zorn).
- Co-author, The SKL Town: Dor in the Early Iron Age. In: M. Artzy, A. E. Killebrew and G. Lehmann (eds.), Philistines and Other Sea Peoples. Leiden: Brill (with A. Gilboa).
- in press Sharon, I. Biblical Archaeology in: The Elsevier Encyclopedia of Archaeology London: Elsevier.

Work reviewed in:
A. M. Berlin (1997) American Journal of Archaeology 101.
J. Sapin (1997) TransEuphratène 13.
J. Magness (1998) Bulletin of the American Society for Oriental Research 308.
H. Watzman (2004) Nature 427 (08 January 2004).