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Prof. Leore Grosman


Grosman, L. 1996. The Beginning of Partnership - Animal domestication. Masa Acher 60: 34-42 (in Hebrew).

Grosman, L. 1997. The Lithic Assemblages of Natufian sites at the Jordan Valley: Salibiya I and Fazael IV. Unpublished M.A. Thesis. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. (in Hebrew).

Belfer-Cohen, A. and L. Grosman. 1997. The Lithic Assemblage of Salibiya I. Mitekufat Haeven 27: 19-42.

Grosman, L., A. Belfer-Cohen and O. Bar-Yosef. 1999. The Final Natufian site - Fazael IV. Mitekufat Haeven 29: 17-40.

Grosman, L., and A. Belfer-Cohen. 2002. "Zooming onto the 'Younger Dryas'". In The Dawn of Farming. Eds. R. Cappers and S. Bottema, pp. 49-54. Berlin: ex oriente.

Grosman, L. 2003. Preserving Cultural Traditions in a Period of Instability: The Late Natufian of the Hilly Mediterranean Zone. Current Anthropology 4/4: 571-580.

Grosman, L. 2005. Computer Simulation of variables in models of the Origins of Agriculture in the Levant. Unpublished PhD. Thesis. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Grosman, L., A. Belfer-Cohen and H. Ashkenazi. 2006. Nahal Oren Natufian Lithic Assemblage. Paleorient 31/2: 5-25.

Grosman, L. 2005. The secret of the graves. Masa Acher 167: 32 (in Hebrew).

Belfer-Cohen, A. and L. Grosman. 2006. "Tools or Cores? Carinated Artifacts in Levantine Late Upper Paleolithic Assemblages and Why Does It Matter". In: Tools or Cores? The Identification and Study of Alternative Core Technology in Lithic Assemblages. Eds. S. P. McPherron and J. Lindly, pp. 143-163. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum Press.

Grosman, L. and N. Goren-Inbar. 2007. "Taming" Rocks and Changing Landscapes: A New Interpretation of the Neolithic Cupmarks. Current Anthropology 48/5:732-740.

Grosman, L. 2007. The Shaman from Hilazon Cave. National Geographic 105:32-34 (in Hebrew).

Grosman, L. and N. D. Munro. 2007. The Sacred and the Mundane: Domestic Activities at a late Natufian Burial Site in the Levant. Before Farming 4(4) 1-14.

Grosman, L. 2008. Hilazon Tachtit Cave. In The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land. (Volume 5, 5th edition). Ed. E. Stern, pp.1780-1782.

Grosman, L., O Smikt, and U. Smilansky. 2008. On the application of 3-D scanning technology for the documentation and typology of lithic artifacts. Journal of Archaeological Science 35: 3101-3110.

Grosman, L., N. Munro and A. Belfer-Cohen. 2008. A 12,000 year old Shaman Burial from the Southern Levant (Israel). PNAS 105 (46): 17665–17669.

Grosman, L. 2009. The Natufian. In The Middle East: The Cradle of Civilization Revealed. Ed. D. Kidd. Global Book Publishing PTY Ltd, Lane Cove, Australia.

Dubreuil, L. and L. Grosman. 2009. Evidence of hide-working with ochre at Hilazon Tachtit (Israel): implications for Natufian site function. Antiquity 83: 935–954.

Shaham, D, L. Grosman and N. Goren Inbar. 2010. The red-stained flint crescent from Gesher: new insights into PPNA hafting technology. Journal of Archaeological Science 37: 2010-2016.

Munro, D. N. and L. Grosman. 2010. Early evidence (ca. 12,000 B.P.) for feasting at a burial cave in Israel. PNAS 107 (35): 15362–15366.

Sharon, G, L. Grosman, H. Fulck, Y. Melamed, Y. Rak, R. Rabinovich, M. Oron. 2010. The first Excavation Seasons at NMO: a Mousterian Site at the Nahal Mahanayeem Outlet. Eurasian Prehistory 7 (1): 129–151.

Grosman, L. 2010. Prehistoric Warfare - cause and visibility. Neo-Lithics 1-10:36-37.

Grosman, L and N. Goren Inbar.2010. Evidence in Rock – A Neolithic Qaurry at Kaizer Hill, Modi’in. In: Amit, D O Peleg -Barkat and G, Shtibel (eds). New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Region, pp. 40-53 (In Hebrew).

Grosman, L, G. Sharon, O. Smikt and U. Smilansky. 2011. Quantifying Breakage Damage on Experimental Bifaces using 3D scanning. Journal of Human Evolution 60 (4): 398-406.

Grosman, L, G. Sharon, T. Goldman-Neuman and U. Smilansky. 2011. 3D modeling – new method for quantifying post-depositional damages. In SCCH 2009 Scientific Computing and Cultural Heritage. Eds. M. Winckler and G. Bock. Berlin: Springer.

Goren-Inbar, N., L. Grosman and G. Sharon. 2011.The technology and significance of the Acheulian giant cores of Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov, Israel. Journal of Archaeological Science 38:1901-1917.

Grosman, L, Y. Goldsmith and U. Smilansky. 2011. Morphological Analysis of Nahal Zihor Handaxes: A Chronological Perspective. PaleoAnthropology 2011: 203-215.

Malinsky-Buller, A, L. Grosman and O. Marder. 2011. A case of techno-typological lithic variability & continuity in the late Lower Palaeolithic. Before Farming 2011/1 article 3.

Goren-Inbar, N, M. Freikman, Y. Garfinkel, N. A. Goring-Morris, and L. Grosman. 2012. The Earliest Matches. PLoS ONE 7 (8):e42213.

Grosman, L., A. Karasik, and U. Smilansky. 2012. Archaeology in 3-D: new computational methods in Archaeology. Qadmoniot 144:106-114 (In Hebrew).

Dubreuil, L and L. Grosman. 2013. The Life History of Macrolithic tools at Hilazon Tachtit Cave. In: Natufian Foragers in the Levant. Eds. O. Bar-Yosef and F. Valla. Pp 527-543.

Grosman, L. 2013. The Natufian chronological scheme – new insights and their implications. In: Natufian Foragers in the Levant. Eds. O. Bar-Yosef and F. Valla. Pp 622-635.

Marder, O., R. Yeshurun, H. Smithline, O. Ackermann, D. E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, A. Belfer-Cohen, L. Grosman, I. Hershkovitz, N. Klein and L. Weissbrod. 2013. Hof Shahaf: A New Natufian Site on the Shore of Lake Kinneret. In: Natufian Foragers in the Levant. Eds. O. Bar-Yosef and F. Valla. Pp 505-526.

Herzlinger, G, L. Grosman and N, Goren-Inbar. 2013. The PPNA Quarry of Kaizer Hill, Modi‘in, Israel – The Waste Piles. In: Stone Tools in Transition: From Hunter-Gatherers to Farming Societies in the Near East. Eds. F. Borrell, JJ Ibáñez and M. Molist. Barcelona : Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona. Servei de Publicacions. Pp 395-406.

Gandon E, Bootsma RJ, Endler JA, and Grosman L. 2013. How Can Ten Fingers Shape a Pot? Evidence for Equivalent Function in Culturally Distinct Motor Skills. PLoS ONE 8(11):e81614.

Richardson E., L. Grosman, U. Smilansky and M. Werman. 2013. Computer analysis of 3d-scanned lithic artifacts. In: Archaeology in the Digital Era. Eds. G. Earl, T. Sly, A.Chrysanthi, P. Murrieta-Flores,C. Papadopoulos, I. Romanowska and D. Wheatley. Proceedings of Computer applications and quantitative methods in Archaeology CAA (2012). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.

Grosman L., A. Karasik, O. Harush and U. Smilansky. 2014. Archaeology in Three Dimensions. Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage studies (JEMAHS) 2:48-64.

Mendel, A, and L. Grosman. 2013. Unpublished Hebrew and other Northwest Semitic inscriptions from Samaria studied with a 3-dimensional imaging technology. KUSATU (Kleine Untersuchungen zur Sprache des Alten Testaments und seiner Umwelt) (15):171-188.

Grosman, Leore, Ahiad Ovadia, and Alexander Bogdanovsky. 2014. Neolithic Masks in a Digital World. In Face to Face, edited by D. Hershman. Jerusalem: The Israel Museum.

Karasik, Avshalom, Zvi Greenhut, Joe Uziel, Nahshon Szanton, Leore Grosman, Itay Zandbank, and Uzy Smilansky. 2014. Documentation and Analyses on the National Scale at the Israel Antiquities Authority: The Story of One (Broken) Sherd. Near Eastern Archaeology 77 (3):209-213.

Marder, O, H Ashkenazy, A Frumkin, L Grosman, B Langford, G Sharon, M Ullman, R Yeshurun, and Y Peleg. 2015. El-Hamam Cave: A New Natufian Site in the Samaria Hills. Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society - Mitekufat Haeven 45:131-142.

Paz, I, S Mizrachi, and L Grosman. 2015. Ancient Cultivated Fields: Early Bronze III test case from Tel Yarmut. In New Studies in the Archaeology of Jerusalem and its Region, edited by D. Ben-Ami, O. Peleg-Barkat, Y. Gadot and G. Stiebel. Jerusalem: The Hebrew University and Israel Antiquity Authority (in Hebrew).

Zaidner, Yossi, and Leore Grosman. 2015. Middle Paleolithic sidescrapers were resharped or recycled? A view from Nesher Ramla, Israel. Quaternary International 361 (0):178-187.

Hartman, Gideon, Ofer Bar-Yosef, Alex Brittingham, Leore Grosman, and Natalie D. Munro. 2016. Hunted gazelles evidence cooling, but not drying, during the Younger Dryas in the southern Levant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (15):3997-4002.

Grosman, Leore, and Naama Goren-Inbar. 2016. Landscape Alteration by Pre-Pottery Neolithic Communities in the Southern Levant? The Kaizer Hilltop Quarry, Israel. PLoS ONE 11 (3):e0150395.

Grosman, Leore, Natalie D. Munro, Itay Abadi, Elisabetta Boaretto, Dana Shaham, Anna Belfer-Cohen, and Ofer Bar-Yosef. 2016. Nahal Ein Gev II, a Late Natufian Community at the Sea of Galilee. PLoS ONE 11 (1):e0146647.

Grosman, Leore, and Natalie D. Munro. 2016. A Natufian Ritual Event. Current Anthropology 57 (3):311-331.

Grosman, L. In Press. Reaching the point of no return: Computation Revolution in Archaeology. Annual Review of Anthropology.