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Samuel  Wolff

Position : Excavations and Surveys/Archives
Department : Excavations, Surveys & Research Department
e-mail : sam@israntique.org.il

   

Born 1950 in Chicago, IL. , USA. 

Education: B.A. Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin (1972). Ph.D., Department of Near Eastern languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago, 1986 (Dissertation: Maritime Trade at Punic Carthage). 

Excavations: Tel Gezer, Ashkelon, Tel Haror, En Hagit, Tel Megadim, Tel Hamid, Jerusalem (Third Wall, Tell el-Burj, Ramot and tomb in Shuafat)), Tel Dover, Gush Halav, Tel Shimron, Kfar Ana, Isfiya, Lod, Shuni, Horvat Pitorah, Qarantal, Carthage (Tunisia), Motya (Sicily), Ortu Comidu (Sardinia). 

Recent Honors: Shelby White-Leon Levy Program for Archaeological Publications (Tel Megadim). 2003-2004; 2004-2005; Aylwin Cotton Fellowship (Tel Megadim Pottery), 2003/2004; National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship, W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, September-December 2003; Member, Editorial Committee, Near Eastern Archaeology, 1999-present.


   

Publications


‘Atiqot:

  • “Archaeozoological Analysis of the Faunal Remains from Tel Megadim (Carmel Coast).” (with Lidar Sapir-Hen and Guy Bar-Oz, in press).
  • “A Sounding near the Summit of Gush Halav.” ‘Atiqot 61 (2009):41-50.
  • “The Excavation of Cave IV/12.” ‘Atiqot 41/2 (2002):73-83. 
  • “A Second Temple Period Tomb on the Shu‘afat Ridge, North Jerusalem.” ‘Atiqot 29 (1996): 23-28.

 

Hadashot-ESI:

  •  “Isfiya.” ESI/HA 111 (2000): 21* (English), 27-28 (Hebrew).
  • “Tel Megadim (Tel Sahar),” ESI/HA 20 (2000): 23*-24* (English), 31-33 (Hebrew; = HA 108 (1998): 31-33).
  • “Tel Hamid. ESI/HA 109 (1999): 68*-70* (English), 104-107 (Hebrew, with A. Shavit).
  • “Tel Hamid.” ESI/HA 110 (1999): 55*-56* (English), 73-74 (Hebrew).
  • “Tel Megadim (Tel Sahar).” HA 108 (1998): 31-33 (Hebrew; = ESI 20 (2000): 31-33).
  • “Jerusalem, Khirbet el-Burj.” ESI 16 (1997):97.
  • “‘En Haggit.” ESI 16 (1997):59-60.
  • “‘En Zafzafa.” ESI 16 (1997):61.
  • “Jerusalem, Horvat El-Burj.” HA 104 (1995): 87 (Hebrew).
  • “‘En Hagit.” HA 104 (1995): 53-54.
  • “‘En Safsafa.” HA 104 (1995): 54-55.
  • “Jerusalem, Third Wall (Area D).” ESI 13 (1995): 80-83(with D. Amit and A. Gorzalezany).
  • “Jerusalem, Third Wall (Area D).” HA 100 (1993): 68-71 (Hebrew, with D. Amit and A. Gorzalezany).

 

 Chapter(s) in Scientific Publications: 

“Iron Age Pottery.” In Y. Hirschfeld, ed., Ramat Hanadiv Excavations. Final Report of the 1984-1998 Seasons. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 2000, pp. 529-36.


“A Preliminary Study of The Punic Ceramics from Ortu Comidu.” In Miriam Balmuth, ed. “Sardara-Cagliari). Preliminary Report of Excavations 1975-1978 of the Nuraghe Ortu Comidu.” Notizie degli Scavi 37 (1983): 398-402. Rome: Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, 1986.

Articles in Edited Volumes: 


“Cypriot Pottery From MB IIA Loci At Tel Megadim.” To appear in Festschrift in Honor of Eliezer Oren, eds. G. Lehmann, Z. Talshir, M. Gruber and S.Ahituv. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis. Fribourg: Fribourg Academic Press (with Celia J. Bergoffen, in press).

“Some Notes on Basket Handled Amphoras.” Eretz Israel 29 (Ephraim Stern volume): 137-146. Jerusalem, 2009: Israel Exploration Society (Hebrew: English summary, p. 287*.

"Two New Hellenistic Lead Weights of The Tanit Series." In Exploring the Longue Durée: Essays in Honor of Lawrence E. Stager, ed. D. Schloen. Winona Lake, Ind., 2008: Eisenbrauns (with G. Finkielsztejn). Pp. 497-506.


   

"Stone Pedestaled Bowls from the Late Bronze and Iron Ages in the Levant." In S. White Crawford ed., "Up to the Gates of Ekron": Essays on the Archaeology and History of the Eastern Mediterranean in Honor of Seymour Gitin. Jerusalem. 2007. Pp. 305-312.

“‘En Haggit.” In New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land 5, ed. E. Stern. Jerusalem and Washington DC: Israel Exploration Society and Biblical Archaeology Society, 2008, pp. 1726-1727.

 
“Hamid, Tel.” In New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land 5, ed. E. Stern. Jerusalem and Washington DC: Israel Exploration Society and Biblical Archaeology Society, 2008, p. 1762-1763 (with A. Shavit).
 

“Megadim, Tel.” In New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land 5, ed. E. Stern. Jerusalem and Washington DC: Israel Exploration Society and Biblical Archaeology Society, 2008, pp. 1942-1944.

 “Gophna, for Gophna.” In E. van den Brink and E. Yannai, eds., In Quest of Ancient Settlements and Landscapes. Archaeological Studies in Honour of Ram Gophna. Tel Aviv: Ramot, 2002, pp. 269-277.

“Production Centers of Collared-Rim Pithoi from Sites in the Carmel Coast and Ramat Menashe Regions,” In S. Wolff, ed. Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands in Memory of Douglas L. Esse. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilizations 59 and ASOR Books 5, Chicago and Atlanta: Oriental Institute and the American Schools of Oriental Research, 2001, pp. 639-657 (with Anat Cohen-Weinberger). 

 

“An Armenian Monastery in the Morasha Neighborhood, Jerusalem.” Ancient Jerusalem Revealed, ed. H. Geva. Jerusalem, 1994 (with David Amit).

 


   

Articles in Scientific Journals: 

“A Levantine Screw-Press Weight From the Cefalù (Palermo) Shipwreck.” To appear in Archaeologia Maritima Mediterranea (accepted October 2010).

 “Mortuary Practices in the Persian Period.” Near Eastern Archaeology 65 (2002):131-137.

“‘Ironian’ Casseroles from Nizzana and Iskandil Burnu, Turkey.”  Israel Exploration Journal 47 (1997): 93-96.

“Classical and Hellenistic Black Glaze Ware in the Mediterranean: A study by Epithermal Neutron Activation Analysis.” Journal of Archaeological Science 13 (1986): 245-259 (with D. Liddy, G.W.A. Newton, V. Robinson and R. Smith).

“Production and Commerce in Temple Courtyards: An Olive Press in the Sacred Precinct at Tel Dan.” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 243 (1981): 95-102 (with Lawrence E. Stager).

 

Articles in Popular Journals: 


“Excavations at an Early Armenian Monastery in the Morasha Neighborhood of Jerusalem.” Qadmoniot 26, No 1-2 (101-102) (1993): 52-56 (Hebrew, with D. Amit).

“Child Sacrifice at Carthage: Religious Rite or Population Control.” Biblical Archaeology Review 10,1 (1984): 30-51 (with Lawrence E. Stager).


   

Edited Books: 

Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands in Memory of Douglas L. Esse. S. Wolff, ed. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilizations 59 and ASOR Books 5, Chicago and Atlanta: Oriental Institute and American Schools of Oriental Research. 2001.

Refereed Conference Proceedings: 


“Maña C/Ramón 7 Amphoras as Shipping Containers: A Response to S. Rotroff and A. M. McCann.” In M. Fantar and A. Ferjaoui eds. Proceedings of le VIIème congrès international des etudes phéniciennes et puniques. Hammamet: 10-14 novembre 2009 (in press).

“Punic Amphoras in the Eastern Mediterranean.” In J. Eiring and J. Lund, eds., Transport Amphorae and Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean. Acts of the International Colloquium at the Danish Institute at Athens, September 26-29, 2002 (Monographs of the Danish Institute at Athens Vol. 5). Athens, 2004. Pp. 451-458.

“An Iron Age I Site at ‘En Hagit (Northern Ramat Menashe).” In S. Gitin, A. Mazar, and E. Stern, eds., Mediterranean Peoples in Transition: Thirteenth to Early Tenth Centuries B.C.E. In Honor of Professor Trude Dothan. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1998, pp. 449-454.

“Oleoculture and Olive Oil Presses in Phoenician North Africa.” In D. Eitam and M. Heltzer, eds., Olive Oil in Antiquity. Padua, 1996, pp. 129-136.

“Carthage and the Mediterranean: Imported Amphoras from the Punic Commercial Harbor.” Actes du Congrès International sur Carthage, 10-13 October 1984, Trois-Rivières, Canada. Carthage IX. Actes du congrès (quatrième partie). Cahiers des Etudes Anciennes 19 (1986): 134-53.



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