NYU Tel Aviv Site Director

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NYU Tel Aviv Assistant Director for Academics

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Dr.Yifat Thareani 

Dr. Thareani is the Director of NYU Tel Aviv Archeology Programis. She is a graduate post-doc at the Ècole Pratique des Hautes Ètudes (EPHE), Sorbonne V, Paris, at the Orient et Méditerranée, Laboratoire Mondes Sémitiques, Center National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) (research topic: Between Israel, Aram and Assyria: Tel Dan at the Iron Age II, supervisor Prof. Maria-Grazia Masetti-Rouault) and a graduate post-doc of the Leon-Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies, University of Haifa (research topic: The Empire and the Sea: The Case of the Assyrians and the Mediterranean, supervisor Dr. Assaf Yasur-Landau). She completed her BA, MA and PhD in Archaeology at Tel-Aviv University (dissertation title: Towns in the Desert: Geographical, Economic and Sociopolitical Perspectives written under the direction of Prof. Israel Finkelstein and Prof. Nadav Naaman). Thareani has supervised excavation fields at Beth-Shemesh and she currently co-directs the archaeological excavation at Tel Dan and at Tel Achziv on behalf of the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology, Hebrew Union College, Jerusalem.