Yorke RowanDirector

Yorke Rowan

Yorke Rowan is an anthropological archaeologist whose fieldwork focuses on the southern Levant (Israel, Palestine and Jordan). Yorke is a Research Associate in the Archaeology of the Southern Levant at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. His research interests include the relationship of increasing social complexity with ritual, religious belief and attitudes towards death. He also specializes in the analysis of chipped and ground stone artifacts.

Morag Kersel Director

Professor Kersel is an archaeologist with a doctorate from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge and a master of Historic Preservation from the University of Georgia. She is an associate professor in the Department of Anthropology at DePaul University. Her research interests include the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age of the eastern Mediterranean and Levant, cultural heritage protection, the built environment, object biographies, museums, and archaeological tourism. Her work combines archaeological, archival, and oral history research in order to understand the efficacy of cultural heritage law in protecting archaeological landscapes from looting.                               

Chad HillField Director

Chad Hill

Chad Hill is currently a Research Associate and Lecturer at Dartmouth College. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut, where his dissertation examined the faunal remains from the Chalcolithic site of Tel Tsaf, Israel. Chad is a specialist in drone-based aerial mapping and remote sensing.



Dina ShalemCeramic analyst

DSCN0083Dina is a researcher at the Institute for Galilean Archaeology at Kinneret College and a specialist of the Chalcolithic ceramics and iconography.




Max PriceZooarchaeologist, Area Supervisor

s200_max-priceMax is a Lecturer at MIT and recently completed his Ph.D. at Harvard. He is interested in processes of domestication and how they reflected and created social and cultural structures.




Former Staff:

Philip Graham – Archaeobotanist, Area Supervisor

Phil Graham completed his dissertation at the University of Connecticut on the archaeobotany of Kenan Tepe, Turkey. He is interested in  ancient agriculture and the prehistory of the Near East from the Neolithic to the Ubaid period.



Brittany JacksonArea Supervisor


Brittany’s interests include Near Eastern Archaeology, the Levant, prehistory, bioarchaeology, zooarchaeology, the anthropology of food, social complexity, and identity in the archaeological record.




Andrea DudekRegistrar

Both registrar and major organizer of finds processing, Andrea is a long time supporter of Marj Rabba and the Galilee Prehistory Project.

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