Assaf Yasur-Landau, Haifa University
Dr. Assaf Yasur-Landau is a Senior Researcher at the Leon Recanati Institute of Maritime Studies at Haifa University. He has participated in many excavations and surveys since 1986 at sites in Israel, Greece, and Turkey, in capacities ranging from staff member to director. He has just published a book on the Philistines and is also publishing the imported Mycenaean pottery from Aphek, a provenance study of LH IIIC pottery from Beth Shean, Acco and Dan, and partaking in the publication of the locally-made Aegean-style pottery from Ashkelon.
Dr. Eric H. Cline is Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Director of the GWU Capitol Archaeological Institute at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he also holds appointments in the Anthropology and History departments and the Judaic Studies Program. He has participated in 28 seasons of archaeological excavation and survey in Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Greece, Cyprus, and the USA since 1980. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of ten books and nearly 100 articles.
Alexandra is working on her dissertation for the graduate program in Classical Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology at Boston University; she is a graduate of The George Washington University. Her dissertation is on the Roman military presence in Judaea/Palaestina. She has participated in nine seasons of excavation in Ireland and Israel, most recently finishing her tenure as part of the senior staff at the Roman fort of Yotvata in southern Israel and as a member of the Kabri Archaeological Project in 2005, 2008, and 2009. She is currently co-authoring a publication on the Excavation of the Mithraeum at Caesarea.