Message from the Head of the School

Prof. Israel Finkelstein
Prof. Israel Finkelstein

The School of Archaeology and Maritime Cultures


The School of Archaeology and Maritime Cultures (SAMC) has recently been established at the University of Haifa with a vision to create a new trajectory for archaeological research in Israel and abroad. The School will be the first-of-its kind in Israel to integrate the full scope of archaeological activities – on land, at sea, and in the lab – under one roof.

Building on the University’s reputation for excellence in archaeology and maritime civilizations research, SAMC will introduce new fields of archaeological sciences and material cultural heritage – both unique in Israel’s academic landscape. The four-track School will be a unique, world-class academic institution on the global stage.

Offering a full range of degree programs, the School will enable the University of Haifa to compete for the best doctoral students and outstanding post-doctoral fellows, and prepare them for leading roles in archaeology in the 21st century. All four of the School’s departments include programs in English for international students.