Prof. Anna Belfer-Cohen
Ph.D. 1981, Hebrew University
- The evolution, spread and characteristics of Upper Palaeolithic entities
- Burial customs of prehistoric societies
- The transition from mobile hunter-gatherers to sedentary farmers
- The evolution of human cognition
- The study and publication of Upper Palaeolithic assemblages from the cave of Kebara, Mt. Carmel. These were excavated between 1981-1990 as part of an international project headed by Prof. Vandermeersch (Bordeaux, France) and Prof. Bar-Yosef (Harvard, Cambridge, USA).
- The study and publication of the Natufian assemblages from the cave of Hayonim, Galilee. Excavated between 1992-2000 as part of the aforementioned project.
- The study of the burials and graves from the Natufian layers at Hayonim Cave and Hilazon Tachtit Cave.
- Excavations and study of two sites in western Georgia (a joint project with Prof. O. Bar-Yosef, Harvard, and Dr. T. Meshveliani, Georgian Academy of Science):
- The cave of Dzudzuana (an Upper Palaeolithic sequence)
- The rock shelter Kotias Klde (late Upper Palaeolithic to Neolithic occupations).
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