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Naama Yahalom-Mack

CURRICULUM VITAE


Personal Details

Date and Place of Birth:23rd September 1974, Jerusalem, Israel.
Contact Information Shimoni 13, Jerusalem, 050-8322201
naama.yahalom@mail.huji.ac.il

Education

2014-2015 Lady Davis Fellow (post-doctorate). ‘Society, Industry and Environmental Pollution: Metalworking in the Bronze and Iron Ages as a Test Case’. Institute of Earth Sciences, Prof. Y. Erel and Institute of Archaeology, Dr. S. Zuckerman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2010-2012 Post-doctorate, Weizmann Institute of Science and Tel Aviv University. Bronze and Iron in Iron Age Israel – The Transition from Bronze to Iron–Metal Production Remains and Provenancing; in the framework of an ERC project, headed by Prof. I. Finkelstein and Prof. S. Weiner: ‘Reconstructing Ancient (Biblical) Israel: The Exact and Life Sciences Perspective’.
2003-2010 Doctor of Philosophy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. ‘Bronze in the Beginning of the Iron Age: Production and Utilization in a Diverse Ethno-Political Setting’. Supervisors: Prof. A. Mazar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Prof. S. Shalev, The University of Haifa.
1998-2002 Master’s Degree, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. ‘Metal Objects from the 13th-11th centuries BCE at Beth Shean: Further Evidence for Continuity from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age I’
1993-1997 Bachelor’s Degree, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies

Academic appointments:

2011-2013 Visiting Scholar, Institute of Earth Sciences, Prof. Y. Erel, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Givat Ram.
2012-2013 Adjunct instructor, the Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: ‘Ancient Technologies: Pyrotechnology, Materials and Analytical Methods’
2011-2012 Co-supervisor of M.A. Thesis, The University of Haifa: ‘Iron Age Silver Hoards in the Land of Israel’, by Tzilla Eshel.
2007 Field-School director at Tel Rehov excavations, Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2005-2009 Adjunct instructor, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem: ‘Introduction to Archaeometallurgy’.
2002-2006 Visiting scholar, Kimmel Center for Archaeological Studies, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot.
1999-2001 Tutorial instructor, Introduction to Iron Age Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Archaeological Field Experience:

2013-2014 Scientific Coordinator, Tel Abel Beth Maacah Excavations
2012-2014 Metallurgically-oriented Micro-archaeological Excavation, Tel Megiddo
2009-2010 Metallurgically-oriented Micro-archaeological Excavation, Tell es-Safi/Gath
1998-2007 Area Supervisor, Tel Rehov (Areas B, G and J)
2002 Micro-archaeological excavation, Tel Dor

Work Experience:

2012-2014 Research Fellow –Weizmann Institute of Science and Tel Aviv University (ERC project).
2001-2004 Research Assistant – Prof. Sariel Shalev, Haifa University.
1999-2009 Research Assistant – Prof. A. Mazar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Preparation and publication of small finds from Tel Batash,
Tel Beth Shean and Tel Rehov Excavations.
1998-1999 Assistant to Curator – Exhibition: ‘Drink and Be Merry: Wine and Beer in Ancient Times’, Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
1995-1997 Research Assistant – Excavations of Classical Beth Shean, Israel Antiquities Authority, Rockefeller Museum, Jerusalem.

Prizes and Awards:

2014-2015 Lady Davis fellowship (with stipend)
2006 The Hirsch Foundation Award, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2005 Academic Excellence Award, Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
2001, 2002, 2005, 2006: The Feldman Foundation Award, Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
1999, 2000 Academic Excellence Award, Faculty of Humanities, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Conferences and Meetings

2014 Interdisciplinary Studies of Ancient Materials from the Mediterranean, NARNIA, University of Cyprus, Nicosia: ‘Egyptian Bronzeworking Practices in Late Bronze Age Canaan’
2014 Cathedra 150, Yad Ben-Tzvi, Jerusalem: ‘Archaeology and the Exact Sciences: Metallurgy as a Test Case’
2013 ASOR, Baltimore MD: ‘Megiddo Metallurgy from the Late Bronze III through the Iron IIA’
2013 Society of Biblical Literature, Baltimore MD: ‘The Transition from Bronze to Iron’.
2013 Historical Metallurgical Society, 50th Anniversary, London: ‘Copper Ingots from the Southern Levant as Indicators of Diverse Trade Networking’
2013 Investigations at Timna, in Memory of B. Rothenberg: ‘Copper Ingots from the Bronze and Iron Ages in Israel’
2012 Investigations at Timna, in Honor of B. Rothenberg: ‘Lead Isotope Analysis and its Potential for Determining Provenance of Copper in Bronze Objects’
2012 The Archaeological Congress, Jerusalem: ‘Lead Isotope Analysis of Metal Ingots from the Northern Coast of Israel - Preliminary Results’
2011 Y. Aharoni Conference, Tel Aviv University: ‘Developments in Archaeometallurgy – Between the Lab and the Field’
2011 Conference in Honor of A. Mazar, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: ‘Metallurgical Investigations in the Beth Shean Valley following the Excavations of A. Mazar’
2011 Conference ERC Project Meeting: ‘The Transition from Bronze to Iron: A Quantitative View’
2011 Bar Ilan University, Junior Researchers Seminar: ‘Iron and Bronze Production in Iron Age IIA Philistia: New Evidence from Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel’
2010 ASOR Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA: ‘Bronze in the Age of Iron–Preliminary Results”
2009 The Facet Theory Conference, Van Leer, Jerusalem: Applying POSAC to Proveniencing Studies of Ancient Bronze/Copper Objects Using Lead Isotope Analysis
2003 ASOR Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA: ‘Between Canaan, Egypt and Cyprus: a Bronze Ram Weight from 12th Century BCE Beth Shean’

Modern Languages: English (excellent), French (moderate), German (basic), Hebrew (mother tongue).
Ancient Languages: Akkadian, Sumerian.
Analytical Methods: X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), Optical and electron microscopy, Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP) and Lead Isotope Analysis (LIA).