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.

Prof. Oded Lipschits, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Manfred Oeming, Heidelberg University
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.

Dr. Liora Freud
Registrar and Ceramicist

Alongside the excavation leaders is our incredible administrative team of Maddison Quail-Gates, Daniel Nam and Itay Sharir!

Maddison Quail-Gates
Daniel Nam
Itay Sharir

Meet the 2021 Team

Area W1

Area Supervisors: Abra Spiciarich and Maddison Quail- Gates

Area Assistants: Claudia Epley and Daria Leiben Graiver

Area S3

Area Supervisor: Helena Roth

Area Assistant: Roni Sapir

Area E3 Upper

Area Supervisor: Nitsan Shalom

Area Assistants: Hannah Ripps and Shahar Gofer

Area N1 East

Area Supervisor: Josef Briffa

Area Assistants: Itay Sharir and Christoph Wind

Area N1 West

Area Supervisor: Alexandra Wrathall

Area Assistant: Daniel Nam

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

University of Tübingen: Prof. Dr. Jakob Wöhrle
and Sabine Kleiman

Czech Republic

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

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