Rafi Greenberg
Visiting Scholar in Archaeology and the Ancient World

Raphael (Rafi) Greenberg is Associate Professor of archaeology at Tel Aviv University. His research focus in recent years has been on two distinct fields: Bronze Age research, and the impact of archaeology in the present. His Bronze Age research, recently synthesized in The Archaeology of the Bronze Age Levant (Cambridge 2019) covers questions such as the formation and dissolution of early urban societies in the Levant, long and mid-range interaction, migration and trade, and social and economic aspects of ceramic industries (most recently, the Kura-Araxes interaction sphere). His work on archaeology in the present includes teaching and writing about community archaeology and the politics of the archaeology in Jerusalem, Palestine and Israel. These interests are brought into relation with one another through a commitment to critical archaeology and to the investigation of perennially relevant questions such as time, migration and transmission of culture, and material culture and its agency.  Greenberg is a founder of the Israeli non-profit Emek Shaveh, which addresses issues of cultural heritage in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Formerly an editor of Hadashot Arkheologiyot, 'Atiqot, and IAA Reports, he currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, LEMA (Brepols) and Strata. Greenberg received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. from the Hebrew University.


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