Associate Professor of Archaeology
Head of Department
BA - Hebrew University, 1978 MA - Hebrew
Ph.D. - Hebrew University, 1986
Flint Tool Industries of the Neolithic Period
Archaeological Field Work
||South Sinai Project: Eight seasons
excavations six PPNB sites; as student, field assistant, and co-director;
with Prof. Ofer Bar-Yosef
||Qadesh Barnea 3: a Pottery Neolithic
Site in the Negev Highlands; director.
||Negev Highlands Project: Two seasons
of excavations of Natufian, Harifian and Neolithic sites in the Negev;
co-director with Dr. A. Nigel Goring-Morris.
||Ain Qadeis: One season of excavation
of a PPNB site in Sinai; co-director with Dr. S.A. Rosen and Dr. A.
||Netiv Hagdud: Four seasons of excavations
at a PPNA site in the Lower Jordan Valley; co-director with Prof.
||Mujahia: One season of excavation
at an early PPNB site in the Golan Heights; director.
||Upper Galilee Project: Four seasons
of excavation at Horvat Galil and Nahal Betzet I, two Neolithic sites
in the Galilee; director.
||The Nahal Qanah cave: Four seasons
of excavations at a Pottery Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Early Bronze
age cave site in Samaria; co-director with T. Tsuk.
||Neolithic sites at Palmachim: Survey
and excavations at Neolithic sites on the Coastal Plain; director.
||Nahal Poleg 18N: Excavation of a
Neolithic site on the Coastal Plain; director.
||Newe Yerek (Lod): Excavation of a
Pottery Neolithic site in the Shephela region; director.
||Nahal Zehora II: Excavations in a
Wadi Raba, Lodian, and Yarmukian site in the Menashe Hills; director.
Current Projects 1997 -
- Nahal Zehora - Pottery Neolithic Village Sites
in Central Israel
- Nahal Hadera V - Epipaleolithic Kebaran Site on
the Mediterranean Coastal Plain
- Survey of the Upper Galilee
- Gopher, A. 1989. The Flint assemblages of Munhata
- Final Report. (Les Cahiers du Centre de Recherche Francais de
Jerusalem 4). Paris.
- Gopher, A. 1994. Arrowheads of the Neolithic
Levant - A Seriation Analysis. (ASOR Dissertation Series 10). Winnona
- Gopher, A. and Orrelle, E. 1995. The Groundstone
Assemblages of Munhata, A Neolithic Site in the Jordan Valley, Israel:
A Report. (Les Cahiers des Missions Archeologiques Francaises en
Israel 7). Paris.
- Gopher, A. and Tsuk, T. 1996. The Nahal Qana
Cave, Earliest Gold in the Southern Levant. (Monograph Series of
the Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University 12). Tel Aviv.
- Bar-Yosef, O. and Gopher, A. 1997. An Early
Neolithic Village in the Jordan Valley. Part I: The Archaeology of Netiv
Hagdud. (American School of Prehistoric Research Bulletin 46). Cambridge,
- Gopher, A. and Gophna, R. 1993. Cultures of the
Eighth and Seventh Millennia BP in the Southern Levant: A Review for
the 1990s. Journal of World Prehistory 7(3):297-353.
- Gopher, A. and Orrelle, E. 1996. An Alternative
Interpretation for Material Imagery of the Yarmukian, a Neolithic Culture
of the Sixth Millennium B.C. in the Southern Levant. Cambridge Archaeological
- Gopher, A. 1997. Horvat Galil: An Early PPNB Site
in the Upper Galilee, Israel. Tel
1994/5 - ongoing. Estelle Orrelle.
The Emergence of Social Complexity in
the Southern Levant: 5500 - 3000 B.C.
1995/1996 - ongoing. Ehud Galili.
Submerged Prehistoric Settlements from
the 6th and 5th Millenia B.C. in the Northern
1996/7 - ongoing. Ran Barkai.
Bifacial Tools in Natufian to Chalcolithic
Industries of the Levant.