Assaf Nativ

Dr. Assaf Nativ

Assaf Nativ

Buber Fellow: 2014 -2018

 

Pottery Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods in the southern Levant
Archaeological theory
Archaeology of the present
Classification and typology

 

Current Projects: 

  • Cultural Crystallization, Disintegration and Redefinition: Articulations and transformations of archaeological assemblages between the Neolithic and Urban revolutions in the southern Levant

  • Hanaton: a Neolithic-Chalcolithic site in the Lower Galilee, Israel

  • Archaeological survey of E-Dlemm, a Bedouin cemetery in the Negev highlands

  • Archaeology of modern landfills in Israel

Curriculum Vitae: 

Undergraduate and graduate studies

  • 1996-1999 BA in Archaeology and Cultures of the Ancient Near East, Tel Aviv University

  • 2001-2005 MA in Archaeology and Cultures of the Ancient Near East, Tel Aviv University (Magna cum laude)

  • 2006-2010 Ph.D. in Archaeology, Tel Aviv University

Post-doctoral studies

  • 2012 Bedouin cemeteries in the Negev, Department of Geography, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Host: Prof. R. Kark.

  • 2013-14 Hanaton (south): Neolithic-Chalcolithic transition in the Lower Galilee, Israel, Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa. Host: Dr. D. Rosenberg.

Conferences

  • 2006 “Neolithic pottery production: A view from Nahal Zehora II.” Techniques and People: anthropological perspectives on technology in the archaeology of the proto-historic and early historic periods in the Southern Levant; Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem, French-Israeli workshop.

  • 2009 “Structuring identity upon Death: Chalcolithic Burial Caves in the Southern Levant.” DDD9 - The Social Context of Death, Dying and Disposal, 9th International Conference; Centre for Death and Dying Studies, Durham University

  • 2009 “Social and ideological aspects of interregional variability during the Chalcolithic Period: the case study of the burial caves of the Mediterranean climatic zone.” 35th Archaeological Congress; Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

  • 2012 “Ard el-Samra (Yavor): Chalcolithic and Bronze Age remains in the Akko Valley (with Mark Iserlis).” Joint Symposium of the Archaeological Department of Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority; Tel Aviv University.

Conference organization

  • What is archaeology? trends and currents in contemporary archaeological discourse in Israel (with M. Iserlis); Tel Aviv University.

Colloquium talks

  • 2011 Between past and present: Cemeteries as symbols during the Chalcolithic Period and today; Archaeology Departmental Seminar, Tel Aviv University.

  • 2011 Sequences and durations: Time and archaeological interpretation; Archaeology Departmental Seminar, The University of Haifa.

  • 2013 What one sees from here: contemporary and Chalcolithic cemeteries in Israel; MA Seminar, Ben Gurion University

  • 2013 What is a cemetery? MA Seminar, Tel Aviv University

Publications: 

Ph.D. dissertation

  • Nativ, A. 2010. Prying into Cultural Gaps: An Analysis of Chalcolithic (6500-5700 BP) and Contemporary Cemeteries in the Southern Levant. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv. (English with Hebrew summary, 381 p.). Supervised by Prof. Avi Gopher.

Book

  • Nativ A. 2014. Prioritising Death and Society: The Archaeology of Chalcolithic and Contemporary Cemeteries in the Southern Levant. Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology Series, Durham: Acumen.

Refereed journals

  • Nativ A. 2008. A note on Chalcolithic ossuary Jars: Metaphors of metamorphosis. Tel-Aviv 35: 209-214.

  • Rosenberg, D., Shimelmitz, R. and Nativ, A. 2008. Basalt bifacials production in the Southern Levant: A glance at the quarry and workshop site of Givat Kipod, Israel. Antiquity 82:367-376.

  • Nativ, A. and Gopher, A. 2011. The cemetery as a symbol: A reconsideration of Chalcolithic burial caves in the southern Levant. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 21(2): 229-245.

  • Nativ, A., Iserlis, M. and Paz. Y. 2012. Transformations of Lodian pottery assemblages as recorded at the site of Yesodot, Israel. Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 42: 115-135.

  • Paz, Y. and Nativ, A. 2013. Yesodot: A case for a post Ghassulian Chalcolithic. Paléorient 39: 83-93.

  • Nativ, A., Rosenberg, D. and Nadel, D. 2014. The southern tip of the northern Levant? The pottery assemblage of Tel Ro`im West. Paléorient 40.1: 99-115.

  • Nativ, A., Shimelmitz, R., Agha, N., Ktalav, I. and Rosenberg, D. in press. Hanaton: Interim report on a Neolithic-Chalcolithic settlement in the Lower Galilee. Israel Prehistoric Society.

  • Nativ, A. in press. Anthropocentricity and the archaeological record: towards a sociology of things. Norwegian Archaeological Review.

Other publications

  • Nativ, A. and Paz, Y. 2005. El-Midiah. Pp. 104-113. Salvage Excavation Reports 2. Publications of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.

  • Paz, Y., Rosenberg, D. and Nativ, A. 2005. Excavations at Lod: Neolithic and Chalcolithic Remains and an Egyptian Presence in the Early Bronze Age. Pp. 114-158. Salvage Excavation Reports 2. Publications of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.

  • Shimelmitz, R., Rosenberg, D. and Nativ, A. 2005. Giv‛at Kipod: A basalt quarry and a workshop for the production of bifacial tools in the Manasseh Hills, Israel. Neo-Lithics 1/05: 9-12.

  • Rosenberg, D. and Nativ, A. 2006. A Pottery Neolithic clay surface from Lod – characteristics and possible meanings. Neo-Lithics 1/06: 20-23.

  • Nativ, A. 2012. Petrography of the MB pottery: A preliminary report. In: Y. Gadot and A. Yasur-Landau (eds.) Fort and Village in the Hula Valley: Excavations at Qiriat Shemona (South). Pp. 76-82. Salvage Excavations Reports 7. Tel Aviv: Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology.

  • Nativ, A. 2012. Middle Bronze Age ovens: Construction, use and spatial distribution. In: Y. Gadot and A. Yasur-Landau (eds.) Fort and Village in the Hula Valley: Excavations at Qiriat Shemona (South). Pp. 83-87. Salvage Excavations Reports 7. Tel Aviv: Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology.

  • Nativ, A. 2012. Small finds. In: Y. Gadot and A. Yasur-Landau (eds.) Fort and Village in the Hula Valley: Excavations at Qiriat Shemona (South). Pp. 184-188. Salvage Excavations Reports 7. Tel Aviv: Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology.

  • Nativ, A., Gopher, A. and Goren, Y. 2013. Pottery production at Nahal Zehora II. In: A. Gopher, Village Communities of the Pottery Neolithic Period in the Menasheh Hills, Israel: Archaeological Investigations at the Sites of Nahal Zehora. Pp. 657-696. Tel Aviv Institute of Archaeology Monograph Series 29. Tel Aviv: Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology.

  • Arie, E. and Nativ, A. 2013. Level K-6. In: I. Finkelstein, D. Ussishkin, and E. Cline (eds.) Megiddo V: The 2004-2008 Seasons. Pp. 165-177. Tel Aviv Institute of Archaeology Monograph Series. Tel Aviv: Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology.

  • Nativ, A., Iserlis, M., Shimelmitz, R., Sapir-Hen, L. and Ktalav, I. in press. Ard el-Samra: A Chalcolithic, Early Bronze and Intermediate Bronze Age site at the Akko plain. Salvage Excavation Reports. Publications of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv.