Prof. Daniel Nadel
Department of Archeology

Email: dnadel@research.haifa.ac.il
Tel: 972-4-8288229
Fax: 972-4-8249342
Room 207, Multi-Purpose Building.

 
 


Higher Education | Ph.D. Disseration |
Academic ranks and Tenure in Institutions of Higher Education

Membership and Positions in Professional Societies
Offices & Activities outside of University
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Scholarly Conferences | Field Projects | Ohalo II
Publications:
Articles |
Work not in Conference Proceedings | Articles in Conference Proceedings
Articles, Books or other Works submitted for Publication

 

Higher Education

  • B.A. degree (1981-1984): Archaeology and Biology, Department of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 15.7.1984.
  • M.A. degree (1985-1988): Prehistoric Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 12.10.1988.
  • Ph.D. degree (1990-1997): Prehistoric Archaeology, Department of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 21.6.199


Academic ranks and Tenure in Institutions of Higher Education

  • 1991 - 1993 Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa, Research Fellow
  • 1993 - 1998 Department of Archaeology, University of Haifa, Extra-mural Lecturer
  • 1998 - 2004 Department of Archaeology, University of Haifa, Lecturer
  • 2004 - current Department of Archaeology, University of Haifa, Senior Lecturer
  • Oct. 2005 - Department of Archaeology, University of Haifa, Chair

Field Projects

  • 1988: Director of excavations at Haruzim, an Epipalaeolithic – Neolithic site, the eastern Sharon.
  • 1989-2002: Director of excavations at Ohalo II, a submerged Early Epipalaeolithic in the Sea of Galilee.
  • 1990-2002: Director of Sea of Galilee Prehistoric Survey.
  • 4. 2004: Director of salvage excavations at Tel Roim West, a Neolithic mound at Kiryat Shmona.
  • 2004 - current: Director of excavations at Raqefet Cave, Menashe Hills.

Ohalo II - Early Sea of Galilee Project (since 1989)

  • Initiator and director of inter-disciplinary research at the 19 ky site of Ohalo II, with research colleagues from the fields of Anthropology, Archaeology, Botany, Genetics, Geology, Micromorphology, Palaeontology, Palynology and Zoology. The research partners are from the Haifa University, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Bar-Ilan University, Israel Antiquities Authority, Department of Isotopes at The Weitzman Institute, The Geological Survey of Israel, Western Michigan University and the Canadian Museum of Nature.
  • Ohalo on the internet:http://ohalo.haifa.ac.il
  • News on the National Geographic web site: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2001/01/0102galilee.html

Publications

Ph.D. Disseration

  • Nadel D. 1997. The Spatial Organization of Prehistoric Sites in the Jordan Valley: Kebaran, Natufian and Neolithic Case Studies, Hebrew, 350 pp. (additional volume of appendices), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem.

Books

1) Nadel D. 1992. Bones and Spirits, Prehistoric Burial Customs in Israel. Haifa Museum, Haifa. (160 pp., catalogue, English with Hebrew translation).

2) Nadel D. 2002 (ed.). Ohalo II – a 23,000 Year-Old Fisher-Hunter-Gatherers’ Camp on the Shore of the Sea of Galilee. Hecht Museum, Haifa.

 

(1) Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Bar-Yosef O., A. Gopher and D. Nadel 1987. Hagdud truncation: a new tool type in the Sultanian industry of Netiv Hagdud, the Jordan Valley. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 20:151-157.
  • Bar-Yosef O. and D. Nadel 1988. Ohalo - a prehistoric site in the Sea of Galilee, Israel. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 21:87-94.
  • Nadel D. 1989. Flint heat treatment at the beginning of the Neolithic period in the southern Levant. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 22:61-67.
  • Nadel D. 2005. The Ohalo II and the Natufian dwelling structures (Jordan Valley, Israel). In Ch. Delage (ed.), The Last Hunter-Gatherers in the Near East, pp. 137-151. BAR Int. Series 1320, Oxford.
  • Garfinkel Y. and D. Nadel 1989. The flint assemblage from Gesher and its implications for distinguishing early orient 15(2):139-151.Neolithic cultures in the southern Levant. Paleorient 15(2):139-151.
  • Nadel D. 1990a. Ohalo II, a preliminary report. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 23:48-59.
  • Nadel D. 1990b. The Khiamian as a case study of intersite typological variability. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 23:86-99.
  • Nadel D. 1991. Ohalo II - the third season. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 24:158-163.
  • Nadel D. and I. Hershkovitz 1991. New subsistence data and human remains from the earliest Levantine Epipalaeolithic. Current Anthropology 32(5):631-635.
  • Nadel D., O. Bar-Yosef and A. Gopher 1991. Early Neolithic arrowhead types in the southern Levant: a typological suggestion. Paléorient 17(1):1-11.
  • Kislev M.E., D. Nadel and I. Carmi 1992. Epipalaeolithic (19,000) cereal and fruit diet at Ohalo II, Sea of Galilee, Israel. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 73:161-166.
  • Nadel D. 1993. Submerged archaeological sites on the shores of Lake Kinneret, Israel. 'Atiqot (English Series) XXII:1-12.
  • Hershkovitz I., G. Edelson, M. Spiers, B. Arensburg, D. Nadel and B. Levi 1993. Ohalo II man - unusual findings in the anterior rib cage and shoulder girdle of a 19,000 years-old specimen. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 3:177-188.
  • Nadel D. and D. Gordon 1993. Patination of flint artefacts: evidence from Bikta, a submerged prehistoric occurrence in the Sea of Galilee, Israel. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 25:145-162.
  • Nadel D. 1994a. Levantine Upper Palaeolithic - Early Epipalaeolithic burial customs: Ohalo II as a case study. Paléorient 20(1):113-121.
  • Nadel D. 1994b. Two Neolithic bone arrowheads from Shaldag Beach, Lake Kinneret. Tel Aviv, Journal of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 21(2):186-193.
  • Nadel D., A. Danin, E. Werker, T. Schick, M.E. Kislev and K. Stewart. 1994. 19,000 years-old twisted fibers from Ohalo II. Current Anthropology 35(4):451-458.
  • Nadel D. and E. Vald. 1994. Haruzim - a prehistoric occurrence in the central coastal plain. 'Atiqot XXV (English Series):1-22.
  • Hershkovitz I., M. Spiers, D. Frayer, D. Nadel, S. Wish-Baratz and B. Arensburg 1995. Ohalo II - a 19,000 years old skeleton from a water-logged site at the Sea of Galilee. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 96:215-234.
  • Rabinovitch R. and D. Nadel 1994-5. Bone tools from Ohalo II - a morphological and functional study. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 26:32-62.
  • Nadel D., I. Carmi and D. Segal. 1995. Radiocarbon dating of Ohalo II: archaeological and methodological implications. Journal of Archaeological Science 22(6):811-822.
  • Liphschitz N. and D. Nadel 1997. Epipalaeolithic (19,000 B.P.) charred wood remains from Ohalo II, Sea of Galilee, Israel. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 27:5-18.
  • Nadel D., T. Noy, L. Kolska-Horwitz and I. Zohar 1997. A note on new finds from the Natufian graveyard at Nahal Oren. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 27:63-74.
  • Simmons T. and D. Nadel 1998. The avifauna of the Early Epipalaeolithic site of Ohalo II (19,400 B.P.), Israel: species diversity, habitat and seasonality. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 8(2):79-96.
  • Nadel D. and E. Werker 1999. The oldest ever brush hut plant remains from Ohalo II, Jordan Valley, Israel (19 BP). Antiquity 73 (282):755-764.
  • Nadel D. 1999. Scalene and proto-triangles from Ohalo II. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 29:5-16.
  • Nadel D., A. Tsatskin, A. Zertal and T. Simmons 2000. Ein Suhun a PPNA/B settlement in the Eastern Samarian Hills. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 30:73-87.
  • Belmaker M., D. Nadel and E. Tchernov 2001. Micromammal taphonomy in the site of Ohalo II (19, Ky., Jordan Valley). Archaeofauna 10:125-135.
  • Nadel D.2002 Indoor / outdoor flint knapping and minute debitage remains: the evidence from the Ohalo II submerged camp (19.5 ky, Jordan Valley). Lithic Technology 26(2):118-137.
  • Nadel D., S. Belitzky, E. Boaretto, I. Carmi, J. Heinemeier, E. Werker and S. Marco 2001. New dates from submerged late Pleistocene sediments in the Sea of Galilee, Israel. Radiocarbon 43(3):1167-1178.
  • Belitzky S. and D. Nadel. Late Pleistocene and recent tectonic deformations at the Ohalo II prehistoric site (19K) and the evolution of the Jordan River outlet from the Sea of Galilee. Geoarchaeology 17(5):453-464.
  • Nadel D., A. Tsatskin, D.E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, M. Belmaker, E. Boaretto, M.E. Kislev, I. Hershkovitz, R. Rabinovich, T. Simmons, E. Weiss, I. Zohar, O. Asfur, G. Emmer, T. Ghraieb, U. Grinberg, H. Halabi, L. Weissbrod and Y. Zaidner 2002. The Ohalo II 1999 – 2000 seasons of excavation: a preliminary report. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 32:17-48..
  • Nadel D. and Y. Zaidner. Upper Pleistocene and mid-Holocene net sinkers from the Sea of Galilee, Israel. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 32:49-72.
  • Tsatskin A. and D. Nadel 2003. Formation processes at the Ohalo II submerged prehistoric campsite, Israel, deduced from soil micromorphology and magnetic susceptibility studies. Geoarchaeology 18(4):409-432.
  • Nadel D. 2003. A long continuity: the Ohalo II brush huts (19.5 ky) and the dwelling structures
    in the Natufian and PPNA sites in the Jordan Valley. Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology in Euroasia 13(1):34-48.
  • Nadel D., E. Weiss, O. Simchoni, A. Tsatskin, A. Danin and M. Kislev 2004. Stone Age Hut in Israel Yields World’s Oldest Evidence of Bedding. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101(17): 6821-6826.
  • Weiss E., W. Wetterstrom, D. Nadel & O. Bar-Yosef 2004. The broad spectrum revisited: evidence from plant remains. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 101 (26):9551-9555.
  • Piperno D.R., E. Weiss, I. Holst & D. Nadel 2004. Processing of wild cereal grains in the Upper Palaeolithic revealed by starch grain analysis. Nature 430:670-673
    (see also pdf link)
  • Nadel D., A. Tsatskin, M. Belmaker, E. Boaretto, M.E. Kislev, H. Mienis, R. Rabinovich, O. Simchoni, T. Simmons, E. Weiss & I. Zohar. 2004. On the shore of a fluctuating lake: environmental evidence from Ohalo II (19,500 B.P.). Israel Journal of Earth Sciences
    53:207-223.
  • Hazan N., M. Stein, A. Agnon, S. Marco, D. Nadel, J. Negendank, M. Schwab & D. Neev 2005. The late Quaternary limnological history of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Quaternary Research 63:60-77.
  • Weiss E., M.E. Kislev, O. Simchoni & D. Nadel 2005. Small-grained wild grasses as staple food at the 23,000 year old site of Ohalo II, Israel. Economic Botany 588:125-134.
  • Nadel D., U. Grinberg, E. Boaretto & E. Werker 2006. Wooden objects from Ohalo II (23,000 cal BP), Jordan Valley, Israel. Journal of Human Evolution 50(6): 644-662.
    (see also PDF link)

(2) Aticles or Chapters in Books which are not in Conference Proceedings

  • Nadel D. 1992. Ohalo II. In: E. Stern, A. Lewinson-Gilboa and J. Aviram (eds.), The New Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land, Vol.3, p.1166. The Israel Exploration Society, Carta, Jerusalem.
  • Nadel D. 1997. The chipped stone industry from Netiv Hagdud. In: O. Bar-Yosef and A. Gopher (eds.), An Early Neolithic Village in the Jordan Valley, Part I: The Archaeology of Netiv Hagdud, pp.71-149. American School of Prehistoric Research, Bulletin 44. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge.
  • Nadel D. 2002. A camp on the shore of the lake. In Nadel D. (ed.), Ohalo II – a 23,000 Year-Old Fisher-Hunter-Gatherers’ Camp on the Shore of the Sea of Galilee, pp. 11-15. Hecht Museum, Haifa.
  • Nadel D., T. Ghraieb and H. Halabi 2002. The Flint assemblage. In: Nadel D. (ed.), Ohalo II – a 23,000 Year-Old Fisher-Hunter-Gatherers’ Camp on the Shore of the Sea of Galilee, pp. 42-48. Hecht Museum, Haifa.
  • Nadel D. 2002. Society and ritual. In: Nadel D. (ed.), Ohalo II – a 23,000 Year-Old Fisher-Hunter-Gatherers’ Camp on the Shore of the Sea of Galilee, pp. 60-64. Hecht Museum, Haifa.
  • Nadel D. The Ohalo II and the Natufian dwelling structures (Jordan Valley, Israel). In Ch. Delage (ed.), The Last Hunter-Gatherers in the Near East, pp. 137-151. BAR Int. Series 1320, Oxford.


(3) Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Nadel D. 1994. New symmetry of early Neolithic tools: arrowheads and truncated elements. In: H.G. Gebel and S.K. Kozlowski (eds.), Neolithic Chipped Stone Industries of the Fertile Crescent. Studies in Early Near Eastern Prodduction, Subsistence and Environment 1. pp.
    407-421. ex-oriente, Berlin.
  • Nadel D. 1995. The visibility of prehistoric burials in the southern Levant: how rare are the Upper Palaeolithic / Early Epipalaeolithic graves? In: S. Campbell and A. Green (eds.), The Archaeology of Death in the Ancient Near East, pp.1-8. Oxbow Monograph 51, Oxford.
  • Nadel D. 1996. The organization of space in a fisher-hunter-gatherers camp at Ohalo II, Israel. In: M. Otte (ed.), Nature et Culture, Colloque de Liege, pp.373-388. E.R.A.U.L. 68, Liege.
  • Nadel D. 2000. Brush hut floors, hearths and flints: the Ohalo II case study (19Ka, Jordan Valley, Israel). Journal of Human Evolution 38(3):A22-A23 (abstracts of the Paleoanthropology Meeting).
  • Nadel D. 2001. Daily life in the oldest fishermen camp in the Sea of Galilee (Ohalo II). In: A.M. Maeir and E. Baruch (eds.), Settlement, Civilization and Culture, Proceedings of the Conference in Memory of David Alon, pp.9-16. Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan.
  • Nadel D. 2001. Tools on the floor: examples from Ohalo II and Netiv Hagdud. In: I. Caneva, C. Lemorini, D. Zampetti and P. Biagi (eds.), Beyond tools: Redefining the PPN Lithic Assemblages of the Levant, pp.273-282. ex-oriente, Berlin.
  • Nadel D. 2003. The Ohalo II flint assemblage and the beginning of the Epipalaeolithic in the Jordan Valley. In: A.N. Goring-Morris and A. Belfer-Cohen (eds.), More than Meets the Eyes: Studies on Upper Palaeolithic Diversity in the Near East, Pp. 216-229. Oxford: Oxbow Monographs.
  • Nadel D. 2004. Wild barley harvesting, fishing, and year-round occupation at Ohalo II (19.5 KY, Jordan Valley, Israel). In: Section 6: The Upper Palaeolithic (General Sessions and Posters), Edited by Le Secrétariat du Congrès. Acts of the XIVth UISSP Congress, University of Liege (September 2001). BAR International Series 1240, pp.135-143.
  • Nadel D. 2006. Residence ownership and continuity: from the Early Epipalaeolithic unto the Neolithic. In: E.B. Banning and M. Chazan (eds.), Domesticating Space. Construction, Community, and Cosmology in the Late Prehistoric Near East, pp. 25-34. Studies in Early Near Eastern Production, Subsistence and Environment 6. ex-oriente, Berlin.
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