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Archaeology Research Sub-Group

Prof. Naama Goren-Inbar
Prof. Naama Goren-Inbar

Research Interests:
  • Old World prehistory
  • The Lower and Middle Pleistocene
  • Morpho-technology and typology of stone artifacts
  • The Acheulian and Mousterian technocomplexes
  • Paleoclimate, paleoenvironment and paleoecology of the Great African Rift Valley
  • The evolution of human behavior
  • Site formation processes
  • Human dispersals and colonization: Out of Africa
  • Pre-Pottery Neolithic quarries

Publications (selected):


Goren-Inbar, N. (1990) Quneitra - a Mousterian Site on the Golan Heights (Qedem 31). Jerusalem, Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University.

Bar-Yosef, O. and Goren-Inbar, N. (1993) The Lithic Assemblages of Ubeidiya (Qedem 34). Jerusalem: Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University.

Goren-Inbar, N., Werker, E. and Feibel, C. S. (2002) The Acheulian Site of Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov: The Wood Assemblage. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Goren-Inbar, N. and Speth, J.D. (eds.) (2004) Human Paleoecology in the Levantine Corridor. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Goren-Inbar, N. and Sharon, G. (eds.) (2006) Axe Age: Acheulian Toolmaking – from Quarry to Discard. London: Equinox.

Rabinovich, R., Gaudzinski-Windheuser, S., Kindler, L. and Goren-Inbar, N. (in press) The Acheulian Site of Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov: Mammal Taphonomy - The Assemblages of Layers V-5 and V-6. Dordrecht: Springer.

Alperson-Afil, N. and Goren-Inbar, N. (forthcoming) The Acheulian Site of Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov:

Ancient Flames and Controlled Use of Fire. Dordrecht: Springer.

Articles: (selected)

Bar-Yosef, O. and Goren, N. (1973) “Natufian remains in Hayonim Cave”, Paléorient, 1:49-68.

Goren, N. (1979) “An Upper Acheulian industry from the Golan Heights”, Quartär, 29-30:105-131.

Bar-Yosef, O. and Goren, N. (1980) “Afterthoughts following prehistoric surveys in the Levant”. Israel Exploration  Journal, 30:1-16.  

Goren, N. (1981) “The Lower Palaeolithic in Israel and adjacent countries”. In: Préhistoire du Levant, eds. P. Sanlaville and J. Cauvin. C.N.R.S. colloque 598, Lyon, pp. 193-205.

Goren, N. and Sultan, M. (1982) “Nouvelles fouilles aux environs de Kfar Menachem (Israel)”. Bulletin de la Société Préhistorique Française, 79-80:210-216.

Feraud, G., York, D., Hall, C. M., Goren, N. and Schwarcz, H. P. (1983) “40Ar/39Ar age limit for an Acheulian site in Israel (sample site: Berekhat Ram)”. Nature, 304 (5923):263-265.

Goren-Inbar, N. (1985)  “The lithic assemblages of the Berekhat Ram Acheulian site, Golan Heights”, Paléorient, 11(1):7-28.

Goren-Inbar, N. (1985) “The open-air Mousterian site of Biqat Quneitra”, L’Anthropologie,  89(2):251-254.

Goren-Inbar, N., Perlman, I. and Heimann, A. (1986) “Chemical mapping of basalt flows at Palaeolithic sites”. Archaeometry, 28(1):89-99.

Goren-Inbar, N. (1986) “A figurine from the Acheulian site of Berekhat Ram”. Mitekufat Haeven, 19:7-12.

Davis, S. J. M., Rabinovich, R. and Goren-Inbar, N. (1988) “Animal remains from Biq‘at Quneitra: a Mousterian site on the Golan Heights”. Paléorient, 14(1):95-105.

Goren-Inbar, N. (1988) “Too small to be true? A reevaluation of cores on flakes in Levantine Mousterian assemblages”. Lithic Technology, 17(1):37-44.

Goren-Inbar, N. (1988)  “Notes on ‘decision making by Lower and Middle Palaeolithic hominids”. Paléorient, 14(2):99-107.

Goren-Inbar, N. (1988)  “The Lower Palaeolithic - Synthesis”. Paléorient, 14(2):109-111.

Goren-Inbar, N. (1989) “Typological characteristics of the Mousterian assemblage from Biq‘at Quneitra”. In: Investigations in South Levantine Prehistory (BAR International Series 497), eds. O. Bar-Yosef and B. Vandermeersch. BAR, Oxford, pp. 125-146.

Goren-Inbar, N. and Belitzky, S. (1989) “Structural position of the Pleistocene Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov site in the Dead Sea Rift Zone”. Quaternary  Research, 31:371-376.

Goren-Inbar, N. (1990) “The basalt component of the Mousterian lithic assemblage from the Quneitra site (Area A)”. Cahiers du Quaternaire, 17:581-584.

Belitzky, S., Goren-Inbar, N. and Werker, E. (1991) “A Middle Pleistocene wooden plank with man-made polish”. Journal of Human Evolution, 20:349-353.

Goren-Inbar, N., Lewy, Z. and Kislev, M. E. (1991) “The taphonomy of a Jurassic bead-like fossil from an Acheulian occupation at Gesher Benot Ya‘aqov (Jordan Valley, Israel)”. Rock Art Research, 8(2):133-136.

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