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Rebecca Biton
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HIGHER EDUCATION

B.A. 1998-2000 Institute of Archaeology (major in Prehistory), Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Geography Department, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
M.A. 2002-2004
2008-2010
Institute of Archaeology (major in Prehistory), Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Subject of M.A. Thesis: The Clay Repertoire from the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Site –Kfar HaHoresh: Not Just the Usual Bull.
Advisors: Prof. Nigel Goring-Morris - Hebrew University, Jerusalem. Institute of Archaeology.
Prof. Yuval Goren -Tel Aviv University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern culture.

* Biton, R., Goren, Y., Goring-Morris, A.N.
In Prep. Ceramics in the Levantine Pre-Pottery Neolithic B: Evidence from Kfar HaHoresh, Israel.

PhD. 2011-present Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.
Subject of PhD. Thesis: Pleistocene–Holocene Reptiles and Amphibians (Herpetofauna) of the Hula Basin.
Advisor: Dr. Rivka Rabinovich - Hebrew University, Jerusalem. National Natural History Collections of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of Earth Sciences and the Institute of Archaeology

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

2011-Present Collection manager of the Osteological herpetofauna collections at the National Natural History Collection at the Hebrew University Jerusalem.
2009-Present Museum guide of the Nature Park & Galleries (the open-campus museum of the Hebrew University) presenting to high school students, school teachers, and other museum visitors, the National Natural History Collection at the Hebrew University Jerusalem.
2010 NMO - Middle Paleolithic (herpetofauna) - sorting, cataloguing, and management of herpetofauna data from Late Pleistocene site of Nahal Mahanayeem Outlet (NMO), taxonomic studies.
Revadim- Lower Paleolithic (microvertebrates) - sorting, cataloguing, and management of microvertebrates data from Middle Pleistocene site of Revadim, taxonomic studies.
2002-2010 GBY (Fauna) Lower Paleolithic - sorting, cataloguing, and management of faunistic data from site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, taxonomic and taphonomic studies of the terrestrial microvertebrates from Early-Middle Pleistocene site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov.

PREVIOUS RESEARCH

2002-2010 KHH (clay) Pre-Pottery Neolitic B - Typological sorting and recording as well as provenance and technological studies using petrographic methods of the clay items found at the Holocene site of Kfar-HaHoresh.
2002-2003 Amud - Middle Paleolithic (Chips) sorting, classifying and counting of flint chips from the Late Pleistocene site of Amud cave.

FIELD EXPERIENCE

2010-2012 Excavation at Nahal Mahanayeem Outlet (NMO) a Middle Paleolithic site.
2003 Excavation at Motza a Neolithic site.
2002-2004 Excavation at the Pre-Pottery Neolithic site of Kfar Hahoresh.
1998 Excavation at the coastal site of Tel-Dor.

AWARDS

2012 'Hanasi' Scholarship program for excellence, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2012 Hofman Grant awarded by The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2012 Synthesys -Taxonomic Access Facilities (TAF) - funding of visit to utilize the infrastructure of the Mus?um National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
2011 The Israel Taxonomy Initiative (ITI) -Overseas training.
2005 The Avraham and Rachel Negev Award of excellence.

GRANTS

2012 Ruth Amiran fund for Archaeological Research in Eretz Israel - 16,650 NIS