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Meet the Archaeologists
Follow the links to see what these archaeologists
have to say about themselves and their work. You may be surprised to
find out how much you have in common with them: Many love the actual
work of digging (just like the students in Create
Your Own Dig!) and get tired of tedious but necessary paperwork.
Their most common trait is that they all share a love for archaeology,
and are enthusiastic even after many years of work in the subject.
Adler is a Ph.D. candidate and an instructor
in archaeology at Harvard University. He is interested in Neanderthals
and stone tools.
Dr. Ofer Bar-Yosef, an expert in Stone Age
archaeology, is the George Grant MacCurdy and Janet G. B. MacCurdy Professor
of Prehistoric Archaeology at Harvard University. Dr. Bar-Yosef is the
director of the Stone
Age Laboratory, which combines the Harvard Peabody Museum's famous
collections of stone tools dating from 1.8 million to 7000 years ago
with state-of-the-art computer technology. Professor Bar-Yosef also
directs excavations at Hayonim
Cave, in Israel.
Elizabeth Chilton is an assistant professor of archaeology at Harvard
University and director of the New
England Archaeology Laboratory. She is most interested in the archaeology
and history of native peoples in northeastern North America.
Dr. Yosef Garfinkel is a lecturer at the Institute
of Archaeology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. He is also
the curator of the Sha'ar Hagolan Museum. Dr. Garfinkel's interests
are in biblical archaeology and the Neolithic period of the Near East.
Dr. Erella Hovers
is a lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University,
Jerusalem, Israel. Her field of interest is in prehistoric archaeology.
Dr. C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky is the Stephen
Phillips Professor of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.
Over the years, Dr. Lamberg-Karlovsky has been interested in the ways
that distant regions came into contact with each other: Mesopotamia,
the Gulf, Central Asia, and the Indus Civilization.
Yun Kuen Lee is an assistant professor of archaeology at Harvard
University. He is interested in Chinese archaeology, especially the
rise of Chinese civilization.
Dr. Carole A. Mandryk
is an assistant professor at Harvard University. She is interested in
geoarchaeology and paleoenvironments (that means she studies what the
geography and environments were like in ancient or pre-historic times),
and in hunter-gatherers, cultural ecology, Paleo-Indians, and North
Mazar is a professor at the Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew
University, Jerusalem, Israel. He is interested in biblical archaeology
and the Bronze and Iron ages in the Middle East.
Dr. Ilan Sharon, whose interests include
both biblical archaeology and also computers and archaeology, is a lecturer
at the Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel.
Dr. Zeev Weiss is a lecturer at the Institute
of Archaeology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. His field
of interest is Classical-Byzantine archaeology.