David Ussishkin is Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University in Israel. Born in Jerusalem in 1935, Dr. Ussishkin studied archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, earning his Ph.D. in 1965. His thesis was on Neo-Hittite sculptures in Anatolia. He then joined Tel Aviv University where he taught Biblical archaeology and ancient Anatolian art until his retirement in 2004. He has directed excavations at many sites in Israel, including a survey of the Judean monumental necropolis in Silwan, Jerusalem (1968–1971), Biblical Lachish (1973–1993), Betar, the last fort of the Second Jewish revolt against the Romans (1984), Biblical Jezreel (1990–1995, with John Woodhead as co-director). Since 1992, he has been co-directing (with Israel Finkelstein) extensive excavations in Biblical Megiddo. He has written extensively on these excavations as well as on a variety of subjects.
Selected Articles by David Ussishkin:
Jezreel—Where Jezebel Was Thrown to the Dogs
BAR 36:04, Jul/Aug 2010
Another View: The Disappearance of Two Royal Burials
BAR 33:06, Nov/Dec 2007
Another View: Was the Earliest Philistine City of Ekron Fortified?
BAR 32:05, Sept/Oct 2006
Big City, Few People
BAR 31:04, Jul/Aug 2005
Selected Books by David Ussishkin:
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