The Institute publishes the Qedem Series (edited by Sue Grodetsky until 2013 and by Nava Panitz-Cohen from 2014).  

These monographs are the main venue of publication for reports on the Institute’s excavations and their finds.

The volumes are published in English and appear in two formats: Qedem and Qedem Reports.

In addition to Qedem, research conducted by the Institute’s faculty and advanced students are published in books and peer-reviewed international journals.

To order the Qedem and Qedem Report volumes, please contact: 

Israel Exploration Society

P.O.B. 7041

Jerusalem 9107001, Israel

Tel.: 972-2-6257991

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N. GOREN-INBAR. 1990. “QEDEM 31”.


The open-air Middle Paleolithic site of Quneitra, excavated in 1982-1983 and 1985, yielded abundant material which enabled multidisciplinary research on a broad range of archaeological, geological, and biological topics. The volume is an endeavor to describe the activities of a hunter-gatherer community seasonally occupying the shores of a freshwater lake. The archaeological horizon is characterized by a wealth of basalt and flint artifacts and manuports. In addition to the presentation of the stratigraphy of the site and thorough analyses of lithic technology, geological and geomorphological processes are studied. Hypotheses are formulated as to hominid procurement and subsistence behavior and taphonomic processes, and the paleoenvironment of the region is reconstructed from stratigraphic, geological, and faunal data. The fact that Quneitra is the only known Paleolithic entity in the Levant which is sealed by pyroclastic depositional material enabled radiometric dating of the site.

Price: $40
See also: Qedem