Assaf Yasur-Landau, Haifa University

Dr. Assaf Yasur-Landau is a Senior Researcher at the Leon Recanati Institute of Maritime Studies at Haifa University. He has participated in many excavations and surveys since 1986 at sites in Israel, Greece, and Turkey, in capacities ranging from staff member to director. He is currently finishing a book on the Philistines and is also publishing the imported Mycenaean pottery from Aphek, a provenance study of LH IIIC pottery from Beth Shean, Acco and Dan, and partaking in the publication of the locally-made Aegean-style pottery from Ashkelon.

Eric H. Cline, The George Washington University

Dr. Eric H. Cline is Chair of the Department of Classical and Semitic Languages and Literatures at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor in both the Classics/Semitics department and the Anthropology department, with additional courtesy appointments in the History department and the Judaic Studies Program. He has participated in 25 seasons of archaeological excavation and survey in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Greece, Cyprus, and the USA since 1980. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of eight books and more than 70 articles.

Senior Staff

Nurith Goshen

Nurith Goshen is in her second year of the graduate program in the Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World at the University of Pennsylvania.  She received her B.A. degree in Classical Archaeology and Art History from Tel Aviv University in 2004. She subsequently continued her M.A. studies in the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures, writing an M.A. thesis entitled “The Genre of Aegean Miniature Frescoes Dating to the MMII-LMIb.” She has participated in excavations at Apollonia-Arsuf,  Ashkelon, and Pachia-Amos, and since 2005 has served as Assistant Director of the Kabri Archaeological Project.

Alexandra Ratzlaff

Alexandra is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Classical Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology at Boston University, as well as an Educational and Cultural Affairs Fellow for the spring of 2009 at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research; she is a graduate of The George Washington University. Ms. Ratzlaff is currently writing her dissertation on the Roman military presence in Judaea/Palaestina. She has participated in seven seasons of excavation in Ireland and Israel, most recently finishing her tenure as part of the senior staff at the Roman fort of Yotvata in southern Israel and as a member of the Kabri Archaeological Project in 2005 and 2008. She is currently co-authoring a publication on the Excavation of the Mithraeum at Caesarea.

Celia J. Bergoffen
Dr. Celia Bergoffen teaches art history and archaeology at the Fashion Institute of Technology and New York University. She has excavated and surveyed in Israel, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Oman and Yemen, including at Kabri in 2005. Since 2001, she has been a member of the SCIEM project, spearheaded by the University of Vienna, which focuses on eastern Mediterranean chronology during the second millennium B.C. In 2005, the Austrian Science Academy published her monograph on the Cypriot pottery from Alalakh. Dr. Bergoffen also does archaeology in New York City, preparing property histories and directing excavations.

Helena Tomas

Dr. Helena Tomas is a Lecturer in Aegean archaeology at the University of Zagreb. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford, with a thesis entitled «Understanding the transition between Linear A and Linear B scripts.» Her research interests include Aegean Bronze Age scripts and administration and correlations and contacts between the Aegean, the Balkan Peninsula, and Central Europe during the Bronze Age. She has been part of the Kabri Archaeological Project since 2005.

Inbal Samet

Inbal Samet has just completed her M.A. at Tel Aviv University, on the topic of Canaanite rulership in Late Bronze Age Megiddo.  She previously received BA degrees in architecture and archaeology.  She has participated in numerous excavations In Israel, including at Kabri in 2005, Ramla, and Megiddo since 2006, and is either the co-author or contributor to several excavation reports, including for Qiryat Shmona, Ramla, and Megiddo.

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