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Prof. Erella Hovers

Prof. Erella Hovers


Ph.D. 1998, Hebrew University

Research Interests:

  • Plio-Pleistocene archaeology in East Africa
  • The Middle Paleolithic of the Levant
  • The evolution of symbolism and art
  • Lithic technology
  • Subsistence and mobility (land-use strategies) of early hominins
  • Taphonomy and site formation processes
  • Archaeological theory

Ongoing Projects:

  • Co-organization and publication of the Wenner-Gren Symposium "Alternative Pathways to Complexity: evolutionary trajectories in the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age" (to appear as a Current Anthropology supplement)
  • Co-organization and publication of the Israel Science Foundation workshop "Opportunities, Problems and Future Directions in the Study of Open-air Middle Paleolithic Sites"
  • The Neandertal site of Amud Cave, Israel : excavations (1991-1994) and publication of interdisciplinary research results (with Y. Rak, W. Kimbel, R. Rabinovich, P. Goldberg, Y. Goren, M. Madella and others).
  • Late Pliocene archaeology in Hadar, Northern Ethiopia: excavations (1994, 2000-2002) and publication of interdisciplinary research results (with C. Feibel, B. Martinze-Navarro, T. Goldman, C. Campisano, W. Kimbel and others).
  • Excavations in the Middle Paleolithic open-air site of 'Ein Qashish'

Graduate Students:

M.A. students:

Current: Masha Krakovsky
Mae Goder (graudated 1997); Nira Alperson (graduated 2001); Talia Goldman (graduated 2004); Rachel Pear (graduated 2004); Hila Ashkenazi (graduated 2005); Ravid Ekhstian (graduated 2006); Ariel Malinsky-Buller (graduated 2008); Micka Ullman (graduated 2015);

Ph.D. Students:

Current: Arik Buller; Laura Centi; Tegenu Gossa; Netta Mitki
Mae Goder (graduated 2015); Ravid Ekshtain (graduated 2015)

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