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Department secretary: Iris Nahari

Humanities Building, room 4409

Office hours:

Sunday – 11:30-14:30, Monday-Thursday – 10:00-13:00

Outside of office hours -- by appointment

Telephone: 02-5881388

Fax: 02-5881479

irisn@savion.huji.ac.il

 

Dr. Katharina Streit

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Academic Interests: Pottery Neolithic and Chalcolithic of the southern Levant; Transregional Interactions; Middle and Late Bronze Age; Chronology; Radiocarbon Dating; Ceramic Typology; Iconography

Current Projects: 

•      Between Collapse and Consolidation – The southern Levant at the Transition from the Middle to the Late Bronze Age

•      Excavations at Area S of Tel Lachish (starting 2017) in cooperation Dr. Felix Höflmayer (Austrian Academy of Sciences), funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF Grant No: Y 932-G25)

•      Ein el-Jarba Excavation project (2013-2016), funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation (Grant No.: 10.14.2.048)

 

Education:

2012-2016: Hebrew University of Jerusalem: PhD in Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Advisor: Prof. Yosef Garfinkel

Thesis title: The Near East Before Borders: Cultural Interaction between Mesopotamia, the Levant and Lower Egypt at 5800 - 5200 BC

2009-2012: Hebrew University of Jerusalem: MA in Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, summa cum laude, Advisor: Prof. Yosef Garfinkel

Thesis: Re-evaluating the Ubaid: Synchronizing 6th and 5th millennium BC Mesopotamia and the Levant

2006-2009: University of Oxford: BA in Archaeology & Anthropology

2004-2005: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg: Zwischenprüfung in Medieval Archaeology and Prehistory

 

Selected Publications:

 

Edited Volumes:

Ganor, S.; Kreimerman, I.; Streit, K. and M. Mumcuoglu (2016): From Sha'ar Hagolan to Shaaraim: Essays in honor of Prof. Yosef Garfinkel. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society.

Articles: (peer reviewed)

Streit, K. (2016): Exploring the Wadi Rabah Culture from the 6th millennium cal BCE: Further Excavations at Ein el-Jarba in the Jezreel Valley, Israel (2015–2016). Strata: The Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 34: 11—38.

Streit, K. (2016): The Near East before Borders: Recent Excavations at Ein el-Jarba (Israel) and the Cultural Interactions of the 6th millennium cal B.C.E. Near Eastern Archaeology 79(4): 236—245.

Streit, K. and Höflmayer, F. (2016): Archaeomagnetism, Radiocarbon Dating, and the Problem of Circular Reasoning in Chronological Debates – Reply to Stillinger et al. (2016). Near Eastern Archaeology 79(4): 233—235.

Streit, K. (2015): Exploring the Wadi Rabah Culture of the 6th millennium cal BC: Renewed Excavations at Ein el-Jarba in the Jezreel Valley, Israel (2013-2015). Strata 33: 11-34.

Streit, K (2015): Interregional Contacts in the 6th millennium BC: Tracing Foreign Influences in the Holemouth Jar from Ein el-Jarba, Israel. Levant 47(3): 255-266.

Streit, K. and Garfinkel, Y. (2015): A Specialized Ceramic Assemblage for Water Pulling: The Middle Chalcolithic Well of Tel Tsaf. Bulletin of the American School of Oriental Research 374: 61-73.

Streit, K. and Garfinkel, Y. (2015): Tel Tsaf and the impact of the Ubaid culture on the southern Levant: Interpreting the radiocarbon evidence. Radiocarbon 57(5): 865-880.

Streit, K. and Garfinkel, Y. (2015): Horned figurines made of stone from the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods and the domestication of sheep and goat. Palestine Exploration Quarterly 147(1): 39-48.

Garfinkel, Y.; Streit, K.; Ganor, S.; Reimer, P.J. (2015): King David’s City at Khirbet Qeiyafa: Results of the second radiocarbon dating project. Radiocarbon 57(5): 881-890.

Garfinkel, Y.; Streit, K. and Ganor, S. (2012): State formation in Judah: Biblical tradition, modern historical theories and radiometric datings from Khirbet Qeiyafa. Radiocarbon 54(3-4): 359-369.

Articles: (edited volumes)

 

Mazar, A.; and Streit, K. (in press): Chapter 48 - Radiometric dates from Tel Rehov. In: Mazar, A. (eds.): Excavations at Tel Rehov. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society   

Streit, K. (2016): Protohistoric Infant Jar Burials of the Southern Levant in Context: Tracing Cultural Influences in the Late Sixth and Fifth Millennia BCE. In: Ganor, S.; Kreimerman, I.; Streit, K. and M. Mumcuoglu (2016): From Sha'ar Hagolan to Shaaraim: Essays in honor of Prof. Yosef Garfinkel. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society.

Streit, K.; Favis, R.; Garfinkel, Y. (in press): Final publication of Kaplan’s 1966 excavation at Ein el-Jarba. In: Gopher, A. (ed.): Kaplan’s Protohistoric Excavations in Israel.    

Garfinkel, Y.; and Streit, K. (2014): Radiometric dating of the Iron Age city. In: Garfinkel, Y.; Ganor, S.; Hasel, M. (eds.): Khirbet Qeiyafa Vol. 2. Excavation Report 2009-2013: Stratigraphy and Architecture (Areas B, C, D, E). Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society.

 

Book Reviews:

Streit, K. (2016): Review of „‘Interpreting the Late Neolithic of Upper Mesopotamia‘ edited by O.P. Nieuwenhuyse, R. Bernbeck, P.M.M.G. Akkermans, and J. Rogasch“. American Journal of Archaeology.