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 administration and fieldwork specialists. It is our privilege to work with Liora Freud as our excavation Registrar and Ceramics Expert, and our incredible administrative team of Maddison Quail-Gates and Shai Berk!
2019 Excavation Area Supervisors
Area N1: Josef Briffa and Manfred Oeming
Area W1: Abra Spiciarich
Area E3 Upper: Nitsan Shalom
Area S1: Alexandra Wrathall
2019 Excavation Area Assistants
Area N1: Christoph Wind and Kamal Morad
Area W1: Maddison Quail-Gates
Area E3 Upper: Claudia Muñoz Riesco and Amit Etya
Area S1: Inbar Meyerson and Shai Berk
2018 Additional Excavation Specialists
Zooarchaeology: Abra Spiciarich
Photography: Benjamin Sitzmann
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
Notre Dame University: Prof. Abraham Winitzer