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Prof. Naama Goren-Inbar



  1. Goren-Inbar, N. (1990) Quneitra - a Mousterian Site on the Golan Heights (Qedem 31). Jerusalem, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University.

  2. Bar-Yosef, O. and Goren-Inbar, N. (1993) The Lithic Assemblages of Ubeidiya (Qedem 34). Jerusalem: Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University.

  3. Goren-Inbar, N., Werker, E. and Feibel, C. S. (2002) The Acheulian Site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov: The Wood Assemblage. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

  4. Goren-Inbar, N. and Speth, J.D. (eds.) (2004) Human Paleoecology in the Levantine Corridor. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

  5. Goren-Inbar, N. and Sharon, G. (eds.) (2006) Axe Age: Acheulian Toolmaking - from Quarry to Discard. London: Equinox.

  6. Rabinovich, R., Gaudzinski-Windheuser, S., Kindler, L. and Goren-Inbar, N. (in press) The Acheulian Site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov: Mammal Taphonomy - The Assemblages of Layers V-5 and V-6. Dordrecht: Springer.

  7. Alperson-Afil, N. and Goren-Inbar, N. (2010) The Acheulian Site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov: Ancient Flames and Controlled Use of Fire. Springer, Dordrecht.

Articles (selected):

  1. Bar-Yosef, O. and Goren, N. (1973) "Natufian remains in Hayonim Cave", Palיorient, 1:49-68.

  2. Goren, N. (1979) "An Upper Acheulian industry from the Golan Heights", Quartar, 29-30:105-131.

  3. Bar-Yosef, O. and Goren, N. (1980) "Afterthoughts following prehistoric surveys in the Levant". Israel Exploration Journal, 30:1-16.

  4. Goren, N. (1981) "The Lower Palaeolithic in Israel and adjacent countries". In: Prיhistoire du Levant, eds. P. Sanlaville and J. Cauvin. C.N.R.S. colloque 598, Lyon, pp. 193-205.

  5. Goren, N. and Sultan, M. (1982) "Nouvelles fouilles aux environs de Kfar Menachem (Israel)". Bulletin de la Sociיtי Prיhistorique Franחaise, 79-80:210-216.

  6. Feraud, G., York, D., Hall, C. M., Goren, N. and Schwarcz, H. P. (1983) "40Ar/39Ar age limit for an Acheulian site in Israel (sample site: Berekhat Ram)". Nature, 304 (5923):263-265.

  7. Goren-Inbar, N. (1985) "The lithic assemblages of the Berekhat Ram Acheulian site, Golan Heights", Palיorient, 11(1):7-28.

  8. Goren-Inbar, N. (1985) "The open-air Mousterian site of Biqat Quneitra", L'Anthropologie, 89(2):251-254.

  9. Goren-Inbar, N., Perlman, I. and Heimann, A. (1986) "Chemical mapping of basalt flows at Palaeolithic sites". Archaeometry, 28(1):89-99.

  10. Goren-Inbar, N. (1986) "A figurine from the Acheulian site of Berekhat Ram". Mitekufat Haeven, 19:7-12.

  11. Davis, S. J. M., Rabinovich, R. and Goren-Inbar, N. (1988) "Animal remains from Biq'at Quneitra: a Mousterian site on the Golan Heights". Palיorient, 14(1):95-105.

  12. Goren-Inbar, N. (1988) "Too small to be true? A reevaluation of cores on flakes in Levantine Mousterian assemblages". Lithic Technology, 17(1):37-44.

  13. Goren-Inbar, N. (1988) "Notes on 'decision making by Lower and Middle Palaeolithic hominids". Palיorient, 14(2):99-107.

  14. Goren-Inbar, N. (1988) "The Lower Palaeolithic - Synthesis". Palיorient, 14(2):109-111.

  15. Goren-Inbar, N. (1989) "Typological characteristics of the Mousterian assemblage from Biq'at Quneitra". In: Investigations in South Levantine Prehistory (BAR International Series 497), eds. O. Bar-Yosef and B. Vandermeersch. BAR, Oxford, pp. 125-146.

  16. Goren-Inbar, N. and Belitzky, S. (1989) "Structural position of the Pleistocene Gesher Benot Ya'aqov site in the Dead Sea Rift Zone". Quaternary Research, 31:371-376.

  17. Goren-Inbar, N. (1990) "The basalt component of the Mousterian lithic assemblage from the Quneitra site (Area A)". Cahiers du Quaternaire, 17:581-584.

  18. Belitzky, S., Goren-Inbar, N. and Werker, E. (1991) "A Middle Pleistocene wooden plank with man-made polish". Journal of Human Evolution, 20:349-353.

  19. Goren-Inbar, N., Lewy, Z. and Kislev, M. E. (1991) "The taphonomy of a Jurassic bead-like fossil from an Acheulian occupation at Gesher Benot Ya'aqov (Jordan Valley, Israel)". Rock Art Research, 8(2):133-136.

  20. Goren-Inbar, N., Zohar, I. and Ben-Ami, D. (1991) "New look at old cleavers - Gesher Benot Ya'aqov". Mitekufat Haeven, 24:33-37.

  21. Goren-Inbar, N., Belitzky, S., Goren, Y., Rabinovitch, R. and Saragusti, I. (1992) "Gesher Benot Ya'aqov - the 'Bar': an Acheulian assemblage". Geoarchaeology, 7(1):27-40.

  22. Goren-Inbar, N., Belitzky, S., Verosub, K., Werker, E., Kislev, M. E., Rosenfeld, A., Heimann, A. and Carmi, I. (1992) "New discoveries at the Middle Pleistocene Gesher Benot Ya'aqov Acheulian site". Quaternary Research, 38:117-128.

  23. Goren-Inbar, N. (1992) "The Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov - an Asian or an African entity?" In: The Evolution and Dispersal of Modern Humans in Asia, eds. T. Akazawa, K. Aoki and T. Kimura. Hokusen-sha, Tokyo, pp. 67-82.

  24. Goren-Inbar, N., Lister, A., Werker, E. and Chech, M. (1994) "A butchered elephant skull and associated artifacts from the Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel". Palיorient, 20(1):99-112.

  25. Belfer-Cohen, A. and Goren-Inbar, N. (1994) "Cognition and communication in the Levantine Lower Palaeolithic". World Archaeology, 26(2):144-157.

  26. Goren-Inbar, N. (1995) "The Lower Palaeolithic of Israel". In: The Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land, ed. T. E. Levy. Leicester University Press, London, pp. 93-109.

  27. Friedman, E., Goren-Inbar, N., Rosenfeld, A., Marder, O. and Burian, F. (1995) "Hafting during Mousterian times - further indication". Mitekufat Haeven, 26:8-31.

  28. Goren-Inbar, N. and Peltz, S. (1995) "Additional remarks on the Berekhat Ram figurine". Rock Art Research, 12(2):131-132.

  29. Goren-Inbar, N. and Sargusti, I. (1996) "An Acheulian biface assemblage from the site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel: Indications of African affinities". Journal of Field Archaeology, 23:15-30.

  30. Goren-Inbar, N. and Belfer-Cohen, A. (1998) "The technological abilities of the Levantine Mousterians: cultural and mental capacities". In: The Origin of Modern Humans in Western Asia, eds. T. Akazawa, K. Aoki and O. Bar-Yosef. Plenum Press, New York, pp. 204-222.

  31. Sharon, G., and N. Goren-Inbar (1999) "Soft percussor use at the Gesher Benot Ya'aqov Acheulian site?" Mitekufat Haeven 28:55-79.

  32. Goren-Inbar, N., Feibel, C. S., Verosub, K. L., Melamed, Y., Kislev, M. E., Tchernov, E., and Saragusti, I. (2000) "Pleistocene milestones on the Out-of-Africa Corridor at Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel". Science, 289:944-947.

  33. Werker, E., and Goren-Inbar, N. (2001) "Reconstruction of the woody vegetation at the Acheulian Site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Dead Sea Rift, Israel". In: Enduring Records: The Environmental and Cultural Heritage of Wetlands, ed. B. A. Purdy. Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 206-13.

  34. deBono, H. and Goren-Inbar, N. (2001) "Note on a link between Acheulian and Levallois technologies". Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society, 31:9-23.

  35. Matskevich, Z., Goren-Inbar, N. and Gaudzinski, S. (2001) "A newly identified Acheulian handaxe type in Tabun Cave - the Faustkeilblהtter". In: A Very Remote Period Indeed. Papers on the Palaeolithic Presented to Professor Derek Roe, eds. J. Cook and S. Milliken. Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 120-132.

  36. Saragusti, I. and Goren-Inbar, N. (2001) "The biface assemblage from Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel: illuminating patterns in "Out of Africa" dispersal". Out of Africa in the Pleistocene. Quaternary International, 75: 85-89.

  37. Dag, D. and Goren-Inbar, N. (2001) "An actualistic study of dorsally plain flakes: a technological note". Lithic Technology, 26: 105-117.

  38. Goren-Inbar, N., Sharon, G., Melamed, Y. and Kislev, M. (2002) "Nuts, nut cracking, and pitted stones at Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel". PNAS, 99: 2455-2460.

  39. Werker, E. and Goren-Inbar, N. (2003) "The prehistoric forest at the Hula region, Israel". Forest: Journal of Forests, Woodland and Environment, 4: 41-46.

  40. Goren-Inbar, N. (2004) "The Gesher Benot Ya'aqov Acheulian site - the environment and behavior of Early/Middle Pleistocene Settlers in the Hula Valley". In: Arkheologiya i paleoekologiya Evrasii [Archaeology and Paleoecology of Eurasia], eds. A.P. Derevianko and T.I. Nokhrina. Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS Press, Novosibirsk, pp. 267-278.

  41. Goren-Inbar, N., Alperson, N., Kislev, M.E., Simchoni, O., Melamed, Y., Ben-Nun, A. and Werker, E. (2004) "Evidence of hominin control of fire at Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel". Science, 304: 725-727.

  42. Rosenfeld, A., Nathan, Y., Feibel, S.C., Schilman, B., Halicz, L., Goren-Inbar, N. and Siman-Tov, R. (2004) "Paleoenvironment of the Acheulian Gesher Benot Ya'aqov Pleistocene lacustrine strate, Northern Israel - lithology, ostracod assemblages and ostracod shell geochemistry". Journal of African Earth Sciences, 38: 169-181.

  43. Madsen, B. and Goren-Inbar, N. (2004) "Acheulian giant core technology and beyond: an archaeological and experimental case study". Eurasian Prehistory, 2: 3-52.

  44. Ashkenazi, S., Motro, U., Goren-Inbar, N., Bitton, R. and Rabinovich, R. (2005) "New morphometric parameters for assessment of body size and population structure in freshwater fossil crab assemblage from the Pleistocene site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov (GBY), Israel". Journal of African Earth Sciences, 32: 675-689.

  45. Goren-Inbar, N. and Sharon, G. (2006) "Invisible handaxes and visible Acheulian biface technology at Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel". In: Acheulian Handaxes and Cleavers - from Quarry to Discard, eds. N. Goren-Inbar and G. Sharon. Equinox, London, pp. 111-135.

  46. Alperson-Afil, N. and Goren-Inbar, N. (2006) "Out of Africa and into Eurasia through controlled use of fire: evidence from Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel". Archaeology Anthropology and Ethnology of Eurasia, 4(28):63-78.

  47. Alperson-Afil, N., Richter, D. and Goren-Inbar, N. (2007) "Phantom hearths and controlled use of fire at Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel". Paleoanthropology, 1-15.

  48. Grosman, L. and Goren-Inbar, N. (2007) "'Taming' rocks and changing landscapes: A new interpretation of Neolithic cupmarks". Current Anthropology, 48(5):732-740.

  49. Rabinovich, R., Gaudzinski, S. and Goren-Inbar, N. (2008) "Systematic butchering of fallow deer (Dama) at the early Middle Pleistocene Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov (Israel)". Journal of Human Evolution, 54:134-149.

  50. Goren-Inbar, N., Sharon, G., Alperson-Afil, N. and Laschiver, I. (2008) "The Acheulian massive scrapers of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov - an associated product of the large cutting tools chaמne opיratoire". Journal of Human Evolution, 55:702-712.

  51. Alperson, N., G. Sharon, I. Zohar, R. Biton, Y. Melamed, M. E. Kislev, S. Ashkenazi, R. Rabinovich, E. Werker, G. Hartman, and N. Goren-Inbar (2009) Spatial orgnaization of hominins activities at the Acheulian Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov, Israel. Science 326:1677-1680.

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