Shlomo Bunimovitz

Senior Lecturer in Archaeology

   BA - Tel Aviv University, 1977
   MA - Tel Aviv University, 1983
   Ph.D. - Tel Aviv University, 1989
   Ph.D. Dissertation:
The Land of Israel in the Late Bronze Age -
     A Case Study of Socio-Cultural Change
     in a Complex Society

Fields of Research
   Socio-cultural change in Palestine during the
   Bronze and Iron ages, ethnicity and material
   culture, immigration and acculturation processes
   in Palestine and Cyprus at the end of
   the Bronze Age.

Current Projects
   Tel Beth-Shemesh Excavations

Selected Publications


  • Finkelstein, I., Bunimovitz, S. and Lederman, Z. eds. 1993. Shiloh: The Archaeology of a Biblical Site. (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University No. 10). Tel Aviv.
  • Finkelstein, I., Lederman, Z. and Bunimovitz, S. 1997. Highlands of Many Cultures Vol. I: The Sites. (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University). Tel Aviv.
  • Bunimovitz, S. 1990. Problems in the "Ethnic" Identification of the Philistine Cultures. Tel Aviv 17:210-222.
  • Bunimovitz, S. 1992. The Middle Bronze Age Fortifications in Palestine as a Social Phenomenon. Tel Aviv 19:221-234.
  • Bunimovitz, S. 1995. On the Edge of Empires - Late Bronze Age (1550- 1200 BCE). In: Levy, T.E. ed. The Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land. London: 320-331.
  • Bunimovitz, S. 1994. The Problem of Human Resources in Late Bronze Age Palestine and its Socioeconomic Implications. Ugarit-Forschungen 26:1-20.
  • Bunimovitz, S. and Barkai, R. 1996. Ancient Bones and Modern Myths: Ninth Millenium B.C. Hippopotamus Hunters at Akrotiri Aetokremnos, Cyprus? Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 9:85-96.
Ph.D. Students
Avraham Faust, in preparation.
   The Social Structure of the Israelite
   Society in the 8th-7th Centuries BCE
   According to the Archaeological Evidence
   (Bar-Ilan University)



Volunteer on a dig!!! Publications in Archaeology Current Projects The Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology