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Academic Interests:

Pottery Neolithic and Chalcolithic of the southern Levant; Transregional Interactions; Middle and Late Bronze Age; Chronology; Radiocarbon Dating; Ceramic Typology; Iconography

Current Projects:

  • Between Collapse and Consolidation - The southern Levant at the Transition from the Middle to the Late Bronze Age (2016-2019)
  • Excavations at Area S of Tel Lachish (starting 2017) in cooperation with Prof. Yosef Garfinkel (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Dr. Felix H öflmayer (Austrian Academy of Sciences), funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF Grant No: Y 932-G25)
  • Ein el-Jarba Excavation project (2013-2016), funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation (Grant No.:


2012-2016: Hebrew University of Jerusalem: PhD in Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Advisor: Prof. Yosef Garfinkel
Thesis title: The Near East Before Borders: Cultural Interaction between Mesopotamia, the Levant and Lower Egypt at 5800 - 5200 BC
2009-2012: Hebrew University of Jerusalem: MA in Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, summa cum laude, Advisor: Prof. Yosef Garfinkel
Thesis: Re-evaluating the Ubaid: Synchronizing 6th and 5th millennium BC Mesopotamia and the Levant
2006-2009: University of Oxford: BA in Archaeology & Anthropology
2004-2005: Albert-Ludwigs-Universit├Ąt Freiburg: Zwischenpr├╝fung in Medieval Archaeology and Prehistory