David Ilan
davilan@post.tau.ac.il

Lecturer in Archaeology

Education
BA - Hebrew University, 1980.
MA - Hebrew University, 1990. 
Ph.d - Tel Aviv University,1999.
Ph.d dissertation topic:
Northeastern Israel in the Iron Age I: Cultural, Socioeconomic and Political Perspectives (supervisor: Prof. Israel Finkelstein).

Curatorial Projects

  • 1994-99 Curator of Safra Square - Jerusalem Municipality permanent archaeological exhibit.  Catalogue: Jerusalem Through the Ages: Selected finds from archaeological sites in and around Jerusalem from prehistory through the Ottoman period.
Grants and Fellowships
  • 1987- G.E. Wright Fellow at the Hebrew Union College - preparing the Middle Bronze Age and Iron Age material from Tel Dan for publication.
  • 1992 Travel grant from the British Council to participate in the conference, The Archaeology of Death in the Ancient Near East", in Manchester.
  • 1995-7 Tel Aviv University Rotenstreich Scholarship for Honors Candidates.
  • 1995-6 Doctoral dissertation fellowship from the National Foundation of Jewish Culture, New York.
  • 1995-6 Graduate research award from the Kress Foundation.
 Publications
  • 1989- Occassional contributions for the Jerusalem Report and Jerusalem Post
  • 1989 (with U. Dahari and G. Avni), The Rampant Rape of Israel's Archaeological Sites, Biblical Archaeology Review 15/2: 38-43.
  • 1991 Stepped-rim Juglets from Tel Dan and the MBI-II (MBIIA-B) Transition, Israel Exploration Journal 41:230-238 .
  • 1992 A Middle Bronze Age Cultic Cache from Tel Dan, Eretz-Israel 23 (Biran Volume): 9-20. (Hebrew).
  • 1992 A Middle Bronze Age Offering from Tel Dan and the Politics of Cultic Gifting. Tel Aviv 19: 247-266.
  • 1993 (with M. Sebbane, O. Ilan, and U. Avner), On Dating the Early Bronze Age Settlement of the Negev and Sinai, Tel Aviv 20: 41-54.
  • 1993 (with P. Vandiver and M. Spaer), An Early Glass Bead from Tel Dan, Israel Exploration Journal 43: 230-234.
  • 1995 The Dawn of Internationalism: the Middle Bronze Age (2000-1550 BC), Pp. 297-319 in: The Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land (ed. T.E. Levy), London: Leicester University Press.
  • 1995 Mortuary Practices at Tel Dan in the Middle Bronze Age: A Reflection of Canaanite Society and Ideology. Pp. 117-139 in: A. Green and  S. Campbell (eds.), The Archaeology of Death in the Ancient Near East and Egypt. Oxford: Oxbow Press.
  • 1996 (with A. Biran and R. Greenberg), Dan I: History of Excavation, the Neolithic Settlement,the Early Bronze Levels and the Middle Bronze Age Tombs, Annual of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, Hebrew Union College.
  • 1996 The Middle Bronze Age Painted Pottery from Tel Dan. Levant 28: 159-174.
  • 1996 "Tel Dan", "Aroer", "Dolmens", Grave goods", "Tumulus" and "Burial Sites" in: The Encyclopedia of Near Eastern Archaeology (ed. E. Meyers), Oxford University Press.
  • in press The Riddle of Structure 5239 at Megiddo Stratum IX in: Douglas E. Esse Festschrift (ed. Samuel R. Wolff). Eisenbrauns; publication date 1999.
  • in press A Stratigraphic Report on Area F: the Northern Terrace in: Megiddo III (eds. I. Finkelstein and D. Ussishkin). projected publication date 1999.
  • in press The Middle Bronze Age Pottery from the Terrace Embankment in: Megiddo III (eds. I. Finkelstein and D. Ussishkin). projected publication date 1999.
  • in press Village Archaeology: Tel Dan in the Iron Age I, in: Material Culture, Society and Ideology - New Directions in the Archaeology of Israel. (eds. A. Meier and A. Faust). Bar Ilan University, Land of Israel Studies (Hebrew).
  • forthcoming The Middle Bronze Age, in: The New Biblical Archaeology Reader. (ed. W.G. Dever). Scholars Press.
  • forthcoming Review of E. Oren, The Hyksos, New Historical and Archaeological Perspectives. Archaeology Odyssey.
  • forthcoming (with R. Amiran and A. Eitan) The Iron Age Levels at Tel Nagila. (manuscript completed).
  • forthcoming (with R. Amiran and A. Eitan) The Iron Age II Sanctuary at Tel Nagila (manuscript completed).
  • forthcoming Temples, Treasures and Subterranean Villages: the Dominion of Death in the Chalcolithic of Canaan.
  • forthcoming (with A. Biran and R. Ben-Dov) Dan II. The Middle and Late Bronze Age Strata and Fortifications. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Recent papers delivered at academic meetings
    • December 1996 Paper entitled: "The Archaeology of Immigration: a Case Study from the Middle Bronze Age in the Levant."  At the annual meeting of the British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology held at Oxford University, England.
    • June 1997 Paper entitled: "Typology and Regionalism in the Middle Bronze Age Ceramics of Canaan, with an Emphasis on the Tel Dan Assemblage."  At the Symposium on Middle Bronze Age Ceramics in the Eastern Mediterranean held at the University of Copenhagen.
    • May 1999 Panel speaker in the Research Seminar: Recent Developments in the Archaeology of the Eastern Delta of Egypt.  Department of Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Beersheva University.
    • June 1999 Paper entitled: “Village Archaeology: Tel Dan in the Iron Age I” for the conference: Material Culture, Society and Ideology - New Directions in the Archaeology of Israel. Department of Land of Israel Studies, Bar Ilan University.
    • June 1999 Paper entitled: “Early Iron Age Tel Dan: Chronological and Cultural Perspectives and Contributions,” Monthly Interdepartmental Seminar of the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science, Weizmann Institute of Science

 

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