Oded Lipschits writes-
The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University is proud to announce the awarding of two post-doctoral fellowships for the academic year 2012-2013 in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient Israel Studies and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures. Recipients of the fellowships are Policarpo Sánchez Yustos, Associate Professor, Department of Prehistory and Archaeology, University of Valladolid, Spain (Palaeolithic Archaeology) and Philippe Wajdenbaum, Ph.D. University of Brussels (Hebrew Bible and Greek Classics).
The Institute of Archaeology is a self-sufficient research facility that provides administrative and scientific assistance as well as the technical support necessary to carry out archaeological field projects. These activities are sponsored mainly by the Sonia and Marco Nadler Fund, the Jacob M. Alkow Fund and the Friends of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University.
Since its creation, the Institute has been intensively involved in many major interdisciplinary archaeological field projects. Each summer hundreds of students and a large number of researchers from Israel and around the world participate with TAU faculty in university-accredited, Institute-sponsored excavations. Current digs include Apollonia-Arsuf, Tel Azekah, Tel Bet-Shemesh, Tel Bet Yerah, Tel Megiddo, Tel Socoh, Yavneh-Yam, proto-and pre-historic sites such as Qesem Cave, Sede Ilan and A`in Miri and salvage excavations according to need. Previous excavations include Ramat Rahel,Tel Aphek-Antipatris, Tel Beer-Sheba, Tel ‘Ira, Tel Jezreel, Tel Kabri, Tel Lachish and Yafo, as well as proto- and prehistoric sites at Nahal Qanah and Nahal Zehorah.
The Institute’s research facilities include archaeobotany, petrography and metallurgy laboratories. These analyze and evaluate non-artefactual data that supplement the socioeconomic picture of ancient communities provided by artefactual records. In addition, the services of a pottery restoration workshop, a photography studio and a graphics department are available to the field archaeologists.
The Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology, the Institute’s publishing arm enables publication of the results of fieldinvestigations carried out under the auspices of the Institute. The department produces the editorial content of Tel Aviv: Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University, a peer-reviewed open forum that welcomes contributions from scholars in Israel and around the globe. The department also publishes the Monograph Series, Tel Aviv Occasional Publications and Salvage Excavation Reports. The Monograph Series is a platform for the publication of final reports of the Institute’s major archaeological projects as well as multi-disciplinary investigations in Near Eastern archaeology and civilizations carried out by the Institute’s faculty members.
The Friends of the Institute of Archaeology is a nonprofit organization established in 1978 with the purpose of supporting the activities of the Institute.
While digging for riches buried deep in Israel’s past, the Institute looks to the future by supporting multi-disciplinary graduate programs that will produce a new generation of archaeologists uniquely suited to 21st-century methodologies.
For more information, visit the Institute website: http://www.tau.ac.il/humanities/archaeology/.
Congratulations to both recipients! Well done!
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