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Dr. Rivka Rabinovich



Rabinovich, R., Gaudzinski-Windheuser, S., Kindler, L. and Goren-Inbar, N. 2011. The Acheulian site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov Vol. III: Mammalian Taphonomy - The Assemblages of Layers V-5 and V-6. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology series. Spinger, New York.


Alperson-Afil, N,Sharon, G, Kislev, M, Melamed, Y., Zohar, I., Ashkenazi, S., Rabinovich, R., Biton, R., Werker, E., Hartman, G., Feibel, C., Goren-Inbar, N. 2009. Spatial organization of hominin activities at Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel. Science 326: 1677-1680.

Sharon, G., Feibel, C., Harlavan, Y., Feraud, G., Ashkenazi, S., and Alperson-Afil, N., Rabinovich, R. 2010. New Evidence for the Northern Dead Sea Rift Acheulian. PaleoAnthopology, 79-99.

Gaudzinski-Windheuser , S., Kindler, L., Rabinovich, R., Goren-Inbar, N. 2010. Testing heterogeneity in faunal assemblages from archaeological sites. Tumbling and trampling experiments at the early-Middle Pleistocene site of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov (Israel). Journal of Archaeological Science 37, 3170-3190.

Sharon, G., Grosman, L., Fluck, H, Melamed, Y, Rak, Y., Rabinovich, R., and Oron, M. 2010. The First Two Excavation Seasons at NMO: A Mousterian Site at the Bank of the Jordan River. Eurasian Prehistory 7(1): 135-157.

Rabinovich, R., Biton, R. 2011. The Early-Middle Pleistocene faunal assemblages of Gesher Benot Ya'aqov-inter site variability. Journal of Human Evolution 60: 357-374.

Mart?nez-Navarro, B., Rabinovich, R. 2011. The fossil Bovidae (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) from Gesher Benot Ya'aqov, Israel: Out of Africa during the Early-Middle Pleistocene transition. Journal of Human Evolution, 60: 375-386.

Marder, O., Malinsky-Buller, A., Ruth Shahack-Gross, R., Ackermann, O., Ayalon, A., Bar-Matthews, M., Goldsmith, Y., Inbar, M., Rabinovich, R., Hovers, E. 2011. .Archaeological Horizons and Fluvial Processes at the Lower Paleolithic Open-air Site of Revadim (Israel). Journal of Human Evolution 60: 508-522.


(e.g.,. Papers presented in scientific meetings published in proceedings (edited):

Bridault, A., Rabinovich, R., Simmons, T. 2008. Human activities, site location, and taphonomic process: a relevant combination for understanding the fauna of Eynan (Ain Mallaha), level Ib (final Natufian, Israel). In: Archaeozoology of the Near East. VIII, TMO 49, Maison de l'Orient et de la M?diterran?e, Lyon, 2006. pp. 99-116.

Rabinovich, R., Yom-Tov, Y., Ashkenazi, S., Mienis, H., Zohari, I., and Biton, R. 2008. Sub-program No. 2 - Zoology. Habitat and zoological biodiversity reconstruction of a 0.78 MA old site along its 100ka sequence, in view of climate change. First Scientific progress interim report for the Israel Science Foundation, Center of Excellence Program, pp. 30-63.

Rabinovich, R. 2008. 3, Paleontology, Comparative Osteology, Mammals and Birds. Haasiana, A Biannual Newsletter of the biological collections of the Hebrew University, No. 4, 53-61.

Marder, O., Milevski, I.,Rabinovich, R., Ackermann, O., Shahack-Gross, R., Israel, P. F. 2008. The Lower Paleolithic site of Revadim Quarry, Israel. In: J.M. C?rdoba, M. Molist, M. C. P?rez, I., Rubio and S., Mart?nez (eds.), Procceding of the 5th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, pp. 481-490.

Rabinovich, R. 2010. Paleobiology (Paleontology and Archaeozoology) and Osteological collections. Haasiana, A Biannual Newsletter of the biological collections of the Hebrew University, No. 5, 42-47.

Student supervisor of M.A students at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem:

Dr. Eli Lotan - Actualistic studies - Taphonomy in the Jordan Valley (with Prof. N. Goren-Inbar), graduated.

Motro Hadas - Equids in the Crusaders Epoch in Israel (with Prof. R. Elennblum, Hebrew University), graduated, Suma Cum Laude.

Sharon Gil - Spatial distribution at the site of Ohalo II (with Dr. D. Nadel, Haifa University), graduated.

Ron Kahati - The faunal assemblage from Ovdat, Israel (with Prof. Z. Weiss, Hebrew University), graduated.

Mara Goldstein - The microvertebrates from Area A, Gesher Benot Ya'aqov (with Prof. N. Goren-Inbar), submitted.

Student supervisor of PhD. students at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem:

Rebecca Biton - Early Paleolithic to Neolithic Herpetofauna of the Jordan Rift Valley- A key to Paleoenvironment reconstruction.