Prof. Ruth Shahack-Gross
Department: Head of the Maritime Civilizations Department
Research Areas: Understanding natural and anthropogenic processes that result in the formation of archaeological sites
Laboratory: Laboratory for Sedimentary Archaeology
Office: 116, Multipurpose Building
Ruth Shahack-Gross is Full professor at the University of Haifa. Her research experience includes excavation, sampling and analysis of numerous prehistoric, historic and modern (ethnoarchaeological) sites and settlements from Israel, Kenya, Cyprus, Greece and Uzbekistan. Between 2006 and 2015 she led a research group at the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science (Weizmann Institute of Science). In 2015 she founded the Laboratory for Sedimentary Archaeology at the University of Haifa. The laboratory is a hub for a new generation of scholars conducting interdisciplinary archaeological research that involves the geosciences, anthropological archaeology and microarchaeology. Her major research directions include a longue durée study of subsistence practices in the arid southern Levant, the study of anthropogenic and natural site formation processes, and recently the study of resource utilization by Neolithic to Bronze Age coastal societies.