The Azekah Excavation team includes scholars and specialists from a range of academic fields, who travel from across the world each year to excavate with us.
As archaeology becomes increasingly interdisciplinary, so too does our team. Explore our team’s individual scholarly portfolios, and learn more about their credentials and academic interests.
Meet the Team
Alongside the excavation leaders is our team of fieldwork specialists. It is our privilege to work with Liora Freud as our excavation Registrar and Ceramics Expert, our Surveyor Neil Erskine, our General Manager Limor Torbatti and our Administrator Alexandra Wrathall.
2016 Excavation Area Supervisors
Area N1: Noa Shatil, Josef Briffa, Prof. Manfred Oeming, and Dr. Kyle Keimer
Area E1: Efrat Bocher
Area E3: Helena Roth and Nitsan Shalom
Area S2: Gabriella Rodrigues and Dr. Omer Sergi
Area W: Dr. Ido Koch
Area T2: Sabine Kleiman
2016 Additional Excavation Specialists
Zooarchaeology: Abra Spiciarich
Residue Analysis: Vanessa Linares
Numismatist: Yoav Farhi
Photography: Benjamin Sitzmann
Registrar Assistant: Ayelet Feldman
Measurements Assistant: Joshua Errington
Excavation Partner Institutions
It is our great pleasure and honour to work with a multitude of quality academic institutions. Our partner Universities are essential to the continued development of the Azekah project.
Our Partner Institutions are represented by leading academics and include;
Heidelberg University: Prof. Manfred Oeming
Oldenburg University: Prof. Jakob Wöhrle
Charles University in Prague: Filip Čapek, Th.D, Dr. Petr Sláma, and Prof. ThDr. Martin Prudký
United States of America
Iowa University: Prof. Robert Cargill
King University: Prof. Don Michael Hudson
Macquarie University: Dr. Kyle Keimer and Dr. Gil Davis