Israeli Archaeological Activity in the West Bank 1967-2007: A Sourcebook

by Raphael Greenberg and Adi Keinan

This publication provides the first unified source of information on surveys and excavations conducted under Israeli license in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, from 1967 to 2007. It encompasses nearly 6000 archaeological features, 1600 excavations, and 1000 referenced publications. Derived from published and unpublished sources, the database provides as full an account as possible, within the authors’ limitations, of the extent of archaeological knowledge accumulated by Israeli research since 1967 in the occupied territories. Prepared under the auspices of the Israeli-Palestinian Archaeology Working Group, it is an important source of information on the cultural inventory of the Central Highlands of ancient Israel/Palestine and a contribution to the ongoing project of recording and mapping the deep history of the Near East.

Raphael Greenberg, Ph.D. (Hebrew University), is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of
Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures at Tel Aviv University.
Adi Keinan, M.A. (Tel Aviv University), is a Ph.D. candidate in Cultural Heritage studies at the Institute of Archaeology, University College, London.

1. Historical Background: Archaeological Surveys and Excavations in the West Bank since 1967
2. Constructing the Database
3. Gazetteer of Excavations, 1967-2007 (including maps)
4. Bibliography
5. Index of Excavated Sites
6. Survey and Excavation Database (on CD)

Available in print: 180 pp. (text and excavation gazetteer), 20 figs., database on CD,
or as CD alone (with PDF text)

The publication is distributed by Emek Shaveh (CPB)*
To obtain a copy, please apply to
Contributions to help cover costs of production and distribution will be welcomed:
suggested contribution for printed volume, $50; for CD, $10.

*Emek Shaveh is a nonprofit organization of archaeologists and community organizers working to change the role of archaeology in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is founded on the belief that archaeology can be used to bridge cultural and national divides for the benefit of all peoples in the region.
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