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Role: Academic Faculty

Department: Department of Maritime Civilizations

Room: 113

Email: ggambash@univ.haifa.ac.il

Dr. Gil Gambash is a historian of ancient times. His research focuses on political and economic aspects of ancient Mediterranean civilizations. In his PhD dissertation, processed these days into a book, he examined characteristics of political stability and rebellion under Roman rule in Britain, North Africa, the Adriatic coast, and the Levant. These days he is following closely the rekindled debate over the issue of the unity of the Mediterranean region. His current projects aim at contributing to the incorporation of the Southern Levant into this debate, from which it is still very much absent.

Role: Academic Facultyassaf_yasur

Department: Department of Maritime Civilizations

Tel - Inside Univ: 8947/8

Room: 106

Email: assafyasur@hotmail.com

Prof. Assaf Yasur-Landau is the Head of Department of Maritime Civilizations and the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies. He graduated in archaeology at Tel Aviv University and conducted postdoctoral studies at Harvard University. Dr. Yasur-Landau's main research interests are the ties between the Aegean and the Levant, maritime trade, coastal survey and Canaanite and Phoenician culture. Current research projects include the Tel Kabri Excavations project (Co-director with E.H. Cline, GWU) and the Tel Achziv coastal exploration and publication project.

Role: Academic Faculty

Department: Department of Maritime Civilizations

Tel - Out of Univ: 972-4-8240475

Tel - Inside Univ: 2475

Email: dcvikel@research.haifa.ac.il

Dr. Deborah Cvikel is a researcher at the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies, and a lecturer in the Department of Maritime Civilizations, both at the University of Haifa, Israel. She is concentrating on shipwrecks and shipbuilding of the Ottoman period (1516–1918), and contemporary maritime history of the region.

Role: Academic FacultyDr. Dorit Sivan

Department: Department of Maritime Civilizations

Tel - Out of Univ: 972-4-8240246

Tel - Inside Univ: 2246

Room: 113

Email: dsivan@research.haifa.ac.il

Dr. Dorit Sivan is a senior lecturer at the Department of Maritime Civilizations, at the Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa. Her research interests focus on determining historical and prehistoric sea levels and how these relate to human civilizations. She is currently studying two intimately connected subjects: a. 'Landscape Archaeology' i.e. reconstruction of the coastal environment, mainly in the Holocene, by integrating human settlement records with other data. b. Determination of Holocene sea levels, with emphasis on the last millennium. Dr. Sivan's research, carried out jointly with Israeli and international colleagues and graduate students, is currently funded by the Israel Science foundation and the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology.

Role: Academic Faculty

Department: Department of Maritime Civilizations

Tel - Inside Univ: 8130

Room: 5

Email: adror@research.haifa.ac.il

Dr. Dror Angel is a researcher at the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies, and a senior lecturer in the departments of Marine Biology and Maritime Civilizations at the Charney School of Marine Science. He is a marine ecologist with interests in pelagic and benthic invertebrates, including gelatinous zooplankton (jellyfish), benthic macrofauna and protozoa; interactions between man and the marine environment (e.g. impacts of marine pollution and climate change on marine communities, marine aquaculture) and in finding practical (and sustainable) solutions to problems in the marine environment (e.g. eutrophication).

Role: Academic Faculty

Department: Department of Maritime Civilizations

Tel - Out of Univ: 972-4-8240737

Tel - Inside Univ: 2737

Room: 110

Email: khalilih@research.haifa.ac.il

Dr. Hassan S. Khalilieh is a senior lecturer in the departments of Maritime Civilizations and Inter-disciplinary Studies. He is a specialist in medieval maritime law in the Mediterranean and currently investigating the freedom of trade and navigation as reflected in exegetical jurisprudential, and documentary evidence.

Role: Academic Faculty

Department: Department of Maritime Civilizations

Tel: 972-54-760-8637   

Room: 116, Multipurpose Building.

Email: rgross@univ.haifa.ac.il

Prof. Ruth Shahack-Gross is head of the Laboratory for Sedimentary Archaeology at the Dept. of Maritime Civilizations, Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel. Graduated in Geology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Archaeological Anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Conducted post-doctoral research and acted as the head of a research group at the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science, Weizmann Institute, Israel. Prof. Shahack-Gross's main interest is understanding natural and anthropogenic processes that result in the formation of archaeological sites. She combines her geological and anthropological backgrounds into a unique research approach called geo-ethnoarchaeology. Her research methodology includes the study of archaeological sediments using Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy, analysis of microscopic remains (phytoliths, ash, and more), and micromorphology. She applies these methods to study experimental, ethnographic and archaeological materials and their modes of formation and preservation. Current projects include: (1) Understanding events of destruction in ancient Mediterranean cities such as Megiddo, Lachish and Kabri; (2) Co-directing a long term project on the settlement oscillations in the Negev Highlands where trade connections with the Mediterranean coast are evident; (3) Study formation processes at prehistoric sites from a variety of Mediterranean environments; (4) Study the effect of the marine environment on submerged archaeological materials.

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Role: Academic Faculty

Department: Department of Maritime Civilizations

Tel - Out of Univ: 972-4-8240782

Tel - Inside Univ: 2531/8060

Room: 288

Email: sariel.shalev@univ.haifa.ac.il

Prof. Sariel Shalev is a member of the dept of maritime civilization and dept of archaeology. Graduated in archaeology at Tel Aviv university and did a post doc in the dept of materials at Oxford university, U.K. main research interest are metals and their production during different periods, archaeological materials and sediments, ancient and traditional technologies and the applications of scientific methods in archaeology. He is specializing mainly in archaeometallurgy and archaeological materials. Currently he is heading an analytical lab for materials in archaeology and the Department of Archaeology.

Role: Academic Faculty

Department: Department of Maritime Civilizations

Tel - Out of Univ: 972-4-8240782

Tel - Inside Univ: 2782

Room: 1

Email: spanier@research.haifa.ac.il

Prof. Ehud Spanier is a full professor in the Department of Maritime Civilizations and The Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies, and served, for many years as the head of the institute and the department. He obtained his B.Sc. in Biology and M.Sc. in Zoology from Tel-Aviv University and his Ph.D. in Oceanography and Marine Biology from the Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, University of Miami, USA. Prof. Spanier currently serves on several national and international scientific and academic committees and was president of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Quality Sciences for several years. He has been studying the ecology, behavior and behavioral ecology of marine fish and invertebrates (especially lobsters), ecology of artificial reefs, biogeography of marine animals and biology of invasive marine organisms. He also studied the Murex marine snails which were the source of the ancient dye industry (the Royal Purple- Argaman & the Biblical Blue – Tekhelet) and is the Israeli expert on dangerous marine animals. Prof. Spanier has published over 110 scientific publications and 4 books.

Role: Academic Faculty

Department: Department of Maritime Civilizations

Tel - Out of Univ: 972-4-8240453

Tel - Inside Univ: 2453/2415

Room: 111

Email: martzy@research.haifa.ac.il

Prof. Michal Artzy is the head of the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies, and a professor in the departments of Maritime Civilizations and Archaeology. She is presently involved in coastal and underwater archaeology, especially of the Carmel Coast, where she has been working on anchorages in the Bronze Age and their international networks. She is co-directing the excavations at Tel Akko, concentrating on its landscape in antiquity and its anchorages and harbors, using geo-morphologic and geo-physical approaches.

Role: Academic Faculty (Emeritus)

Department: Department of Maritime Civilizations

Prof. Yaacov Kahanov was a professor at the Department of Maritime Civilizations and the Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies at the University of Haifa. He was a specialist in ancient ship construction and analysis of maritime transport in antiquity. Prof. Kahanov was the conservator and curator of the Ma'agan Mikhael Shipwreck. His work with shipwrecks along the Israeli coast began in 1988 and from 1998 till his death he has directed shipwreck excavations in the Dor/Tantura lagoon and in Akko. Prof. Kahanov supervised ten underwater shipwreck projects, which include a number of PhD and MA theses. He was an active participant in international conferences and working groups, and has been granted several EU and other national and international projects.

Role: Academic Faculty

Department: Department of Maritime Civilizations

Tel - Out of Univ: 972-48240356

Tel - Inside Univ: 2356

Room: 112

Email: y.mart@research.haifa.ac.il

My research interests focus on continental rifting and oceanic subduction, and the expression of these tectonic processes in the eastern Mediterranean and the northern Red Sea. I also investigate phenomena of extreme marine flooding, such as the inundation of the Mediterranean Sea in the early Pliocene, in the flooding of the Black Sea in the early Holocene, as well as sealevel variations in historic times.

December 2012