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Prof. Yosef Garfinkel

Yigael Yadin Chair in Archaeology of Israel

Curriculum Vitae

January 2016

1. Personal Details

Born: 23.7.1956, Israel
ID # 05391899
Nationality: Israel
Marital status Married + 2 children.
1975-1978 Israel Defense Forces.
Reserve service 1978-2001.
Address: Reuven Arazi 34/7, Jerusalem, Israel
Tel. (work)
Fax: 02-5825548

2. Academic Education

From-to Institue Department Degree
1979-81 Hebrew University Geography & Archaeology B.A.
1982-87 Hebrew University Prehistory, Biblical Archaeology M.A.
1988-92 Hebrew University Archaeology Ph.D.
1992 Harvard University Anthropology & Semitic Museum Post D.

3. Positions at Hebrew University

From-to Institue Department
1983-87 Research Assistant Archaeology
1988-91 Teaching Assistant Archaeology
1992-94 Instructor Archaeology
1995-00 Lecturer Archaeology
May 2001 Senior Lecturer Archaeology
2004 Associate Professor Archaeology
2012 Full Professor Archaeology

4. Other Positions at Hebrew University

1995-8 Head of Archaeology program at Rehovot extension of the Faculty of Humanities
Since 2001 Every summer 6 weeks archaeological summer camp for the Youth Science Center ("Noar Shoher Mada"???? ???? ??? ).
2004-6 Head of the Biblical Archaeology department at the Institute of Archaeology
Since 2005 Head of the Berman Center for Biblical Archaeology
Since 2007 Yigael Yadin Chair in Archaeology of Eretz Yisrael

5. Activities at Other Universities or Research Institutions

1987-1992 Centre de Recherché Francais de Jerusalem, Research Assistance
1985- 1993 Albright Institute of Archaeology, Research fellow
Autumn 1995 Yale University, Research Affiliate in Anthropology
2000 Oxford University, Visiting scholar at the Ashmolean Museum and Wolfsan Collage
2000 Cambridge University, Visiting scholar at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

6. Other Academic Activities:

  1. Since 1994. Curator, Archaeological Museum, Kibbutz Sha'ar Hagolan.
  2. 1999. Guest curator, Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem, exhibition: The Yarmukians, Neolithic Art from Sha'ar Hagolan.
  3. Editorial advisory board at: Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society.
  4. Guest editor: Near Eastern Archaeology, a special issue on dance in the Ancient Near East (Vol. 66, 2003).

Polonsky Book Prize

2006: Polonsky Book Prize for creativity and originality in the Humanities, for the book: Dance at the Dawn of Agriculture. Austin: Texas University Press, 2003.

7. Membership in Professional Associations

  1. Israel Exploration Society
  2. Israel Prehistoric Society
  3. American School of Oriental Studies

8. List of Publications