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The Staff


Israel Finkelstein
Tel Aviv University - Director

Israel Finkelstein is the Jacob Alkow Professor of the Archaeology of Israel in the Bronze and Iron Ages at Tel Aviv University. He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and a ‘correspondant étranger’ of the French Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres.

Finkelstein is the Laureate of the Dan David Prize in the Past Dimension, Archaeology, 2005. In 2009 he was named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture and in 2010 received a doctorate Doctorate honoris causa from the University of Lausanne. Finkelstein is the winner of the Prix Delalande Guérineau (2014), awarded by the Institut de France, l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.

Matthew J. Adams
W.F Albright Institute of Archaeological Research - Co-Director and Area S Supervisor

Dr. Adams is the Dorot Director of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem and Co-director of the Megiddo Expedition. He has excavated at numerous sites in Egypt and Israel. He is also Director of the Jezreel Valley Regional Project, a survey and excavation project focusing on the entire Valley over time. In that context he is also Co-director of the JVRP Excavations at Legio, the base of the Roman VIth Legion at the foot of Tel Megiddo.
Mario A.S. Martin
Tel Aviv University - Co-Director and Area K Supervisor

Dr. Mario Martin conducts research at the Institute of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University and is the Co-director of the Megiddo Expedition. Martin, a distinguished field archaeologist, completed his doctorate work at the University of Vienna with Professor Manfred Bietak. Dr. Martin's extensive field experience includes his long-time work at the Austrian Archaeological Institute's expedition to Tell el-Dab’a, Egypt, as well as work at Tel Dor, Jaffa and Timna, Israel.        

Area Supervisors

Robert S. Homsher
Harvard University - Area Q Supervisor

Assaf Kleiman
Tel Aviv University - Area X Supervisor

University of California, Berkeley - Area H Supervisor

Administrators and Coordinators

Margaret E. Cohen
W.F Albright Institute - Team Member Coordinator and Educational Program Coordinator

Ruth Shachak-Gross
Haifa University - Geoarchaeology Coordinator 

Tel Aviv University - Expedition Administrator

Staff Members

Adam Prins
Durham University - Assistant 

Tel Aviv University - Assistant 

Independent Scholar - Assistant 

Tel Aviv University - Assistant 

Matt Schaeffer
Loyola Marymount University - Assistant

Zach Dunseth
Tel Aviv University - Assistant


Benjamin Sass
Tel Aviv University - Artifacts Analyst

Tel Aviv University - Ceramic Expert 

Lidar Sapir-Hen
Tel Aviv University - Archaeozoologist 

Marina Faerman
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Anthropologist 

Peter Ostrin
Tel Aviv University - Survey and Technology