Coming of Age: The History of Israeli Archaeology
2:50 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
7300 Hart Lane
Prof. Steve Rosen is the Canada Chair in Near Eastern Archeology at Ben-Gurion University. He began serving as BGU’s vice-president of external affairs in October 2014. Among other positions, he has been the deputy rector of the University, assistant dean of the Kreitman School of Advanced studies, the chair of the Department of Bible, Archaeology and Ancient Near East, the head of the Archaeological Division, acting head of the Overseas Studies Program, and the director of the Humphrey Institute for Social Research. He has been a member of the Archaeological Council of Israel since 1997. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley and his Master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago in anthropology. Prior to working for Ben-Gurion University he worked as a survey archaeologist for 8 years with the Archaeological Survey of Israel-Negev Emergency Survey.
His areas of research expertise include the analysis of chipped stone tool industries, especially from the Chalcolithic, Bronze, and Iron Ages, the archaeology of nomadism, and generally prehistoric archaeology and Negev archaeology. He is the author of four books, one edited volume, and over 150 publications in journals and edited volumes. His book Lithics After the Stone Age won the American Schools of Oriental Research Publication award in 1998 and he edited the Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society for seven years.