The Tel Azekah Excavation team is built on an international mix of archaeologists, historians, scholars, scientists, students and volunteers, who travel from across the globe every year to join us in the field.
The excavation is lead by our directors, Prof. Oded Lipschits of Tel Aviv University, and Prof. Manfred Oeming of Heidelberg University. Joining our directors is also Dr. Sabine Kleiman of Tübingen University.
Our excavation also couldn’t run without our team of fieldwork specialists! It is our pleasure to work with our resident Registrar and Ceramics Expert, Dr. Liora Freud and registrar assistant Daria Leibin Graiver.
Alongside the excavation leaders is our incredible administrative team of Maddison Quail-Gates and Daniel Nam!
Meet the 2022 Team
Area Supervisor: Assaf Kleiman
Area Assistants: John Will Rice and Grady Gillet
Area E3 Upper
Area Supervisor: Nitsan Shalom
Area Assistant: Hannah Ripps
Area Supervisors: Josef Briffa and Christoph Wind
Area Assistants: Noga Rapaport and Arion Ligthart
Area Supervisor: Alexandra Wrathall
Area Assistant: Daniel Nam
Area Supervisor: Helena Roth
Area Assistant: Itay Sharir and Avinoam Lehavi
Area Supervisor: Maddison Quail-Gates
Area Assistant: Bouddicca Bell
Excavation Partner Institutions
It is our great pleasure and honour to work with a multitude of quality universities and institutions from across the globe. Our partner institutions 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
University of Tübingen: Prof. Dr. Jakob Wöhrle
and Dr. Sabine Kleiman
Charles University: Dr. Filip Čapek, Dr. Petr Sláma, and Prof. Martin Prudký
United States of America
Notre Dame University: Prof. Abraham Winitzer
Université Laval: Prof. Jonathan Bourgel
Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society