Core Staff

Hebrew University of Jerusalem Co-director

Dr. Nava Panitz-Cohen

Born in New York City, moved to Israel in 1974.

Married, mother of three sons, aged 16, 19 and 23.

Undergraduate and graduate studies: Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 2006. Ph.D. topic: “Processes of Ceramic Continuity and Change: Tel Batash in the Second Millennium BCE as a Case Study” under the supervision of Prof. Amihai Mazar.

Current position: researcher and instructor, Institute of Archeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (under Prof. Amihai Mazar)

Main field experience: Area supervisor: Tel Miqne (1987-1988), Tel Batash (1989), Tel Beth-Shean (1989-1996), Tel Rehov (1997-2012) (field school and academic program coordinator)  

Research interests: ceramic technology, Late Bronze and Iron Age pottery, household and gender archaeology, archaeological publication

Publications:

Articles

-2001. The Pottery of Strata IV-II. Pp. 10-185 in Mazar, A. and Panitz-Cohen, N. (eds). Timnah (Tel Batash) II: Finds from the First Millennium BCE, Qedem 42, Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Jerusalem.

 

-2003. A Cypriot Wall Bracket in the Hecht Museum Collection. Michmanim 17

 

-2004. The Pottery Assemblage. Pp. 9-41 in Maier, A.M. (ed). Bronze and Iron Age Tombs at Tel Gezer, Israel. Finds from Raymond-Charles Weill’s excavations in 1914 and 1924.  BAR International Series 1206. Oxford

 

-2004. The Stone, Faience, Bone and Metal Objects. Pp. 41-46 in Maier, A.M. (ed). Bronze and Iron Age Tombs at Tel Gezer, Israel. Finds from Raymond-Charles Weill’s excavations in 1914 and 1924. BAR International Series 1206. Oxford

 

-2004. Change and Continuity in the Ceramic Assemblages at Late Bronze Age Tel Batash.  Bietak, M. (ed). Proceedings of the SCIEM 2000 Late Bronze Age Conference. Ägypten und Levante XIV: 319-337. Austrian Academy of Science. Vienna.

 

-2005. A Salvage Excavation in the New Market in Beer-Sheba: New Light on Iron Age IIB Occupation at Beer-Sheba. Israel Exploration Journal 55/2: 143-155.

 

-2006. ‘Off the Wall’: Wall Brackets and Cypriots in Iron Age I Israel. in de Miroschedji, P. and Maeir, A.M. (eds.): "I Will Speak the Riddles of Ancient Times": Archaeological and Historical Studies in Honor of Amihai Mazar on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday. Eisenbrauns. Winona Lake.

 

-2006. The Middle Bronze, Late Bronze and Iron Age I Pottery from Tel Batash, in

Panitz-Cohen, N. and Mazar, A. Timnah (Tel Batash) III: Finds from the Second Millennium BCE, Qedem 45. Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Jerusalem

 

-2006. Distribution of Finds, Activity Areas and Population Estimates. Pp. 173-194 in  Panitz-Cohen, N. and Mazar, A. Timnah (Tel Batash) III: Finds from the Bronze Age and Iron Age I, Qedem 45. Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Jerusalem

 

-2006. Area S. The Stratigraphy and Architecture of the Iron Age IIA and Later Structures. Pp. 173-201 in Mazar, A. Excavations at Tel Beth-Shean 1989-1996. Volume I. From the Late Bronze Age IIB to the Medieval Period. Israel Exploration Society. Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 

-2009. The Organization of Ceramic Production During the Transition from the Late Bronze Age to Iron Age I: Tel Batash as a Test Case. Pp. 184-190 in Bachhuber, C. and Roberts, G. (eds). Forces of Transformation: The End of the Bronze Age in the Mediterranean. Oxbow Books. Oxford.

 

-2009. Technological Change and Continuity in the Organization of Ceramic Production at Tel Batash in the Second Millehium BCE. Pp. 213–232 in Rosen, S. and Roux, V. (eds.). Techniques and People. Anthropological Perspectives on Technology in the Archaeology of the Proto-Historic and Early Historic Periods in the Southern Levant. De Boccard. Paris.

 

-2010. The Pottery Assemblage. Pp. 110–145 in Kletter, R., Ziffer, I. and Zwickel, W.  Yavneh I. The Excavation of the ‘Temple Hill’ Repository Pit and the Cult Stands. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Series Archaeologica 30. Academic Press Fribourg. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. Gottingen.

 

-2010. Going to Pot: The Love-Hate Relationship of an Archaeologist and Her Pottery. Biblical Archaeological Review 36/3: 30, 79.

 

-2011. A Tale of Two Houses: The Distribution of Ceramics in Domestic Contexts, Tel Batash as a Test Case. Pp. 85–106 in Yasur-Landau, A., Ebling, J. and Mazow, L. (eds.). Household Archaeology in Ancient Israel and Beyond. Brill. Leiden and Boston.  

 

Joint Articles

-2005. Mazar, A., Bruins, H., Panitz-Cohen, N., van der Plicht. J. Ladder of Time at Tel Rehov: Stratigraphy, Archaeological Context, Pottery and Radiocarbon Dates. in Levy, T.E. and Higham, T. (eds). The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating. Archaeology, Text and Science.  Equinox. London. Oakville.

 

-2007. Mazar, A. and Panitz-Cohen, N.  It is the Land of Milk and Honey: Beekeeping in Iron Age IIA Tel Rehov – Culture, Cult and Economy. Near Eastern Archaeology 70/4: 202–219.

 

-2008. To What God? Altars and a House Shrine from Tel Rehov Puzzle Archaeologists. Biblical Archaeology Review 34/4:40–47

 

-2008. Mazar, A., Namdar, D., Panitz-Cohen, N., Neumann, R, Weiner, S., The Iron Age II Beehives at Tel Rehov in the Jordan Valley: Archaeological and Analytical Aspects. Antiquity 82: 629–639

 

Mazar, A. and Panitz-Cohen, N,. 2007. On a Number of Iron Age Cult and Art Objects from Tel Rehov. Qadmoniot 134:92–102 (Hebrew)

 

Mazar, A., Panitz-Cohen, N. and Namdar, D. 2008. The Iron Age Apiary at Tel Rehov: the Discovery and Its Significance. Qadmoniot 136: 82–92 (Hebrew)

 

Books

-2001. Mazar, A. and Panitz-Cohen, N. Timnah (Tel Batash) II: The Finds from the First Millennium BCE. Qedem 42. Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Jerusalem

 

-2006.  Panitz-Cohen, N. and Mazar, A. Timnah (Tel Batash) III: Finds from the Second Millennium BCE, Qedem 45, Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Jerusalem.

 

-2009. Panitz-Cohen, N. and Mazar, A. Excavations at Tel Beth-Shean 1989-1996. Volume III. The 13th-11th Century BCE Strata in Areas N and S. Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Exploration Society. Jerusalem.

 

Articles in Press

- Israel/Palestinian Territories in the Late Bronze Age. in Killebrew, A. E. and Steiner, M. (eds). The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant (ca. 8000 – 332 BCE). Oxford University Press.

 

Articles/Chapters in Preparation

-Walk Like an Egyptian? Technological and Social Interaction between Egyptians and Canaanites in Beth-Shean of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Dynasties. With Roux, V. and Martin, M. in The Arkeotek Journal.

 

-Beth Shean, Bronze and Iron Ages. In Alpert-Nakahi, B. and Faust, A. (eds). The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology. Oxford University Press: Oxford.

 

-The Plain Pottery from the Yavneh Favissa, Part Two. In Kletter, R. Yavneh II. The Excavation of the ‘Temple Hill’ Repository Pit and the Cult Stands.

 

-The Pot Must Not Call the Juglet Black: Regional, Chronological and Technological Aspects of Iron Age II Black Juglets. With Cohen-Weinberger, A. and Kelley, J.

 

Books in Preparation

Archaeological Aspects and Anthropological Processes of Ceramic Change and Continuity. Tel Batash as a Test Case. British Archaeological Reports. Oxford.

 

The Excavations at Tel Rehov: Stratigraphy and Material Culture Finds from the Iron Age IIA. Israel Exploration Society and the Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Jerusalem. With Amihai Mazar.

 

 

Book and Article Reviews

Sussman, V. 2007. Oil Lamps in the Holy Land: Saucer Lamps from the Beginning to the Hellenistic Period. Collections of the Israel Antiquities Authority. BAR International Series 1598. Oxford. In Qadmoniot 42:52–53 (Hebrew)

 

Hardin, J. W. 2010. Lahav II. Households and the Use of Domestic Space at Iron II Tell Halif: An Archaeology of Destruction. Eisenbrauns. Winona Lake, In. In Qadmoniot (in press).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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