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Michal Birkenfeld


Academic Scholarships, Prizes & Fellowships:

2002-2004 Undergraduate Scholarships, Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2006 The Shai Moshe Graduate Scholarship, Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2006-2009 Graduate Scholarships, Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2009 'Hanasi' Scholarship program for excellence, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Archaeological Field Research:

2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. Excavations at Kfar HaHoresh - Nazareth hills, lower Galilee, directed by Prof. A. N. Goring-Morris (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Mortuary and Cult Site, as architect and field director.

2010. Excavations at Nahal Hava - Central Negev, directed by Prof. A. N. Goring-Morris (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Site, as architect and field director.

2009. Salvage excavations at Nahal Sekher, Central Negev. Directed by Dr. O. Barzilai (Israel Antiquities Authority): Epi-Palaeolithic site. Archaeologist and GIS researcher.

2008, 2009. Excavations at Agia Varvara. Directed by Dr. C. McCartney (University of Cyprus): Pre-Pottery Neolithic A site near Larnaca, Cyprus. Combined project of the University of Cyprus and Cornell University, USA.

2007. Salvage excavations at Hurvat Illit B, Emeq HaEla. Directed by Dr. I. Milevsky and M. Birkenfeld (Israel Antiquities Authority): Chalcolithic settlement.

2006. Salvage excavations at Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem. Directed by O. Barzilai and M. Birkenfeld (Israel Antiquities Authority): Middle Paleolithic site.

2006. Salvage excavations at Hirbet Zor, Emeq HaEla. Directed by A. Eirich-Rose (Israel Antiquities Authority): Chalcolithic mortuary site, as field director.

2005. Excavations at Nahal Lavan 1021, Western Negev. Directed by Prof. A. N. Goring-Morris & O. Barzilai (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Pre-Pottery Neolithic B flint workshop.

2003. Excavations at Bitzat Ruhama, Northern Negev. Directed by Y. Zaidner (Haifa University): Lower Paleolithic site.

2003. Salvage Excavations near Beer Milka, Western Negev. Directed by Prof. A. N. Goring-Morris & O. Barzilai (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Nahal Lavan 1006 - Neolithic/Proto-Historic site.

2005-2007. Archaeological Development Surveys in the Jerusalem and Judea area, On behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority. Including Moza 'Illit, Khirbat esh-Sheikh Ghazi (east) and Ramot forest surveys.

Papers Presented at International Academic Conferences, Symposia and Workshops

  1. Birkenfeld, M., and A. N. Goring-Morris. February 2008. Spatial analysis of PPNB Kfar HaHoresh Using GIS. Contribution to The 6th Neo-Lithics Workshop on Studies in Technology, Environment, Production, and Society (STEPS) of Neolithic Chipped and Ground Stones. Victoria University of Manchester, UK.

  2. Birkenfeld, M., and A. N. Goring-Morris. May 2008. Stratigraphy and Spatial Analysis at Kfar HaHoresh, Using GIS Applications - Preliminary Results. Contribution to symposium on: New Approaches for Computer Applications in the Archaeology of the Levant. Ben-Gurion University, Beersheva, Israel. Sponsored by The Archaeology Division, Ben-Gurion University, the Chiron Marie Curie Project, the Israel Antiquities Authority & Israel National Commission for UNESCO.

  3. Birkenfeld, M., and A. N. Goring-Morris. December 2009. Aspects of Space and Time: Kfar HaHoresh and the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B in the Lower Galilee. Contribution to The annual meeting of the Israeli Prehistoric Society. Tel Aviv University, Israel (In Hebrew).