DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCES (Under Construction)
LEADING THE REVOLUTION IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
The Department of Archaeological Sciences (opening in 2023) seeks to achieve the highest standards of excellence in exact science driven archaeological research and teaching. By integrating exact and life sciences into archaeology studies, we will gain a better understanding of past societies.
The School is responding to the growing need for archaeologists to gather and analyze quantitative data needed to solve archaeological puzzles and overturn the archaeological consensus of the last several decades. From microscopic investigation of sediments, work on molecular residues in ceramic containers and investigating movement of people according to stable isotopes in teeth, to studying ancient metallurgy and human involvement with animals and plants, new tools are transforming the field of archaeology. Students will be able to earn graduate degrees in both Hebrew and English.
Current members of the faculty specialize in geo-archaeology, archaeo-zoology and archaeo-metallurgy. The University plans to recruit four new faculty members to expand key research areas, including botanical archaeology, archaeological bio/ geo-chemistry, and archaeological organic residues and material.