Katharina Streit

Katharina  Streit

Katharina Streit

Near Eastern Archaeology
+972 54 9280227

Ancient Near Eastern Studies
Biblical Archaeology
Prehistory
Hebrew Bible
Cultural Anthropology

 

Curriculum Vitae 

Fellowships and Grants

  • 2014: Fritz Thyssen Foundation Research Grant, together with Prof. Eichmann, DAI and Prof. Vieweger, DEI (€ 100.000) Grant No: 10.14.2.048; Project: Excavations at Ein el-Jarba (Israel): Exploring aspects of settlement history, absolute chronology and transregional contacts in the Early Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age.

  • 2015: Oriental Institute Collection Research Grant of the U. of Chicago ($ 3.500); Project: pXRF analysis of ceramics from Tell Kurdu and Ein el-Jarba

Education

  • 2012-2016: Hebrew University of Jerusalem: PhD in Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Advisor: Prof. Yosef Garfinkel Thesis title: The Near East Before Borders: Cultural Interaction between Mesopotamia, the Levant and Lower Egypt at 5800 - 5200 BC 2009.

  • 2012: Hebrew University of Jerusalem: MA in Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, summa cum laude, Advisor: Prof. Yosef Garfinkel Thesis: Re-evaluating the Ubaid: Synchronizing 6th and 5th millennium BC Mesopotamia and the Levant.

  • 2006-2009: University of Oxford: BA in Archaeology & Anthropology 2004-2005: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg: Zwischenprüfung in Medieval Archaeology and Prehistory.

Publications 

Monographs:

  • Streit, K. (accepted): The Near East Before Borders: Cultural Interaction between Mesopotamia, the Levant and Lower Egypt at 5800 - 5200 BC. Austrian Academy of Sciences Press.

Edited Volumes:

  • Streit, K. (in preparation): Ein el-Jarba: A Wadi Rabah community of the 6th millennium BC in the Fields of Kibbutz Hazorea.

  • Streit, K. and Grohman, M (in preparation): Culture of Defeat – Submission in Written Sources and the Archaeological Record. The Gorgias Studies in the Ancient Near East Series. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press.

  • Ganor, S.; Kreimerman, I.; Streit, K. and M. Mumcuoglu (2016): From Sha'ar Hagolan to Shaaraim: Essays in Honor of Prof. Yosef Garfinkel. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society.

Peer Reviewed Journal articles:

  • Webster, L.C., K. Streit, M.W. Dee, and F. Höflmayer (forthcoming): New Radiocarbon-Based Assessment Supports the Prominence of Tel Lachish during the LB IB-IIA. Radiocarbon.

  • Streit, K. (2019): Archaeological Evidence for the Egyptian Presence in the southern Levant during the Late Bronze Age – A Reappraisal. Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 21: 68—87.

  • Streit, K.; Webster, L.; Becker, V.; Jeske, A.-K.; Misgav, H.; Höflmayer, F. (2018): Between Destruction and Diplomacy in Canaan: The Austro-Israeli Expedition to Tel Lachish. Near Eastern Archaeology 81.1: 259—268.

  • Streit, K. (2018): A Women’s World? Anthropomorphic Figurines and Cultural Unity of the Near East in the mid- 6th Millennium cal BC. Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins 134(1): 1—27.

  • Streit, K. (2017): Transregional Interactions between Egypt and the Southern Levant in the 6th millennium cal BC. Ӓgypten und Levante 27: 403—429.

  • Streit, K. (2017): A Maximalist Interpretation of the Execration Texts – Archaeological and Historical Implications of a High Chronology. Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 13: 59—69.

  • Streit, K. (2016): The 6th Millennium Cal. BCE Wadi Rabah Culture: Further Excavations at Ein el-Jarba in the Jezreel Valley, Israel (2015–2016). Strata: The Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 34: 11—38.

  • Streit, K. (2016): The Near East before Borders: Recent Excavations at Ein el-Jarba (Israel) and the Cultural Interactions of the 6th millennium cal B.C.E. Near Eastern Archaeology 79(4): 236—245.

  • Streit, K. and Höflmayer, F. (2016): Archaeomagnetism, Radiocarbon Dating, and the Problem of Circular Reasoning in Chronological Debates – Reply to Stillinger et al. (2016). Near Eastern Archaeology 79(4): 233—235.

  • Streit, K. (2015): Exploring the Wadi Rabah Culture of the 6th millennium cal BC: Renewed Excavations at Ein el-Jarba in the Jezreel Valley, Israel (2013-2015). Strata: The Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 33: 11—34.

  • Streit, K. (2015): Interregional Contacts in the 6th millennium BC: Tracing Foreign Influences in the Holemouth Jar from Ein el-Jarba, Israel. Levant 47(3): 255—266.

  • Streit, K. and Garfinkel, Y. (2015): A Specialized Ceramic Assemblage for Water Pulling: The Middle Chalcolithic Well of Tel Tsaf. Bulletin of the American School of Oriental Research 374: 61—73.

  • Streit, K. and Garfinkel, Y. (2015): Tel Tsaf and the impact of the Ubaid culture on the southern Levant: Interpreting the radiocarbon evidence. Radiocarbon 57(5): 865—880.

  • Streit, K. and Garfinkel, Y. (2015): Horned figurines made of stone from the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods and the domestication of sheep and goat. Palestine Exploration Quarterly 147(1): 39—48.

  • Garfinkel, Y.; Streit, K.; Ganor, S.; Reimer, P.J. (2015): King David’s City at Khirbet Qeiyafa: Results of the second radiocarbon dating project. Radiocarbon 57(5): 881—890.

  • Garfinkel, Y.; Streit, K. and Ganor, S. (2012): State formation in Judah: Biblical tradition, modern historical theories and radiometric datings from Khirbet Qeiyafa. Radiocarbon 54(3-4): 359—369.

  • Brather, S.; Gütermann, S.; Künzie, M.; Reinecke, J.; Schmid, C.; Streit, K.; Tolkach, D.; Wächtler, N. und Zadow, V. (2009): Grabausstattung und Lebensalter im frühen Mittelalter - Soziale Rollen im Spiegel der Bestattungen. Fundberichte aus Baden-Württemberg 30: 273—378.

Papers in Edited Volumes

  • Streit, K. (forthcoming): The stranger on the mound: Tracing ethnicity at Tel Lachish during the Late Bronze Age. In.: Mynářová, J. et al. (eds.): The Crossroads III: A Stranger in the House -Foreigners in Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Societies of the Bronze Age. Prague: Czech Institute of Egyptology.

  • Höflmayer, F., and Streit, K. (2019): The Impact of Radiocarbon Dating and Absolute Chronology in the Holy Land: A Social Archaeological Perspective. In: Yasur-Landau, A.; Cline, E.H. and Rowan, Y.M. (eds.): The Social Archaeology of the Levant: From Prehistory to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 573—593.

Papers in Edited Volumes:

  • Mazar, A.; and Streit, K. (accepted): Chapter 48 - Radiometric dates from Tel Rehov. In: Mazar, A. (eds.): Excavations at Tel Rehov. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society.

  • Streit, K.; Favis, R.; Garfinkel, Y. (2017): Chapter 12 - Final publication of Kaplan’s 1966 excavation at Ein el-Jarba. In: Gopher, A. (ed.): Jacob Kaplan’s Excavations of Protohistoric Sites 1950s-1980s. Tel Aviv: Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology, Tel Aviv University; Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns. 522—560.

  • Streit, K. (2016): Protohistoric Infant Jar Burials of the Southern Levant in Context: Tracing Cultural Influences in the Late Sixth and Fifth Millennia BCE. In: Ganor, S.; Kreimerman, I.; Streit, K. and M. Mumcuoglu (eds.): From Sha'ar Hagolan to Shaaraim: Essays in honor of Prof. Yosef Garfinkel. Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society. 171—185.

  • Garfinkel, Y.; and Streit, K. (2014): Radiometric dating of the Iron Age city. In: Garfinkel, Y.; Ganor, S.; Hasel, M. (eds.): Khirbet Qeiyafa Vol. 2. Excavation Report 2009-2013: Stratigraphy and Architecture (Areas B, C, D, E). Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society. 367—374.

  • Garfinkel, Y.; Chang, S.-Y.; Kang, H.-G.; Fichter, E.; Hagyo-Kovacs, P.; Zilberg, P.; Keimer, K.; Thompson, A.; Freikman, M.; Ovadia, A.; Wiegmann, A.; Streit, K.; Kreimerman, I. (2014): Area C – Square supervisors’ reports. In: Garfinkel, Y.; Ganor, S.; Hasel, M. (eds.): Khirbet Qeiyafa Vol. 2. Excavation Report 2009-2013: Stratigraphy and Architecture (Areas B, C, D, E). Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society. 470, 474—475, 481, 494—495, 501—504, 508—509.

Book Reviews:

  • Streit, K. (2017): Review of „‘Hazor – Canaanite Metropolis, Israelite City‘ by A. Ben-Tor“. Bulletin of the American School of Oriental Research 378: 247—249.

  • Streit, K. (2016): Review of „‘Interpreting the Late Neolithic of Upper Mesopotamia‘ edited by O.P. Nieuwenhuyse, R. Bernbeck, P.M.M.G. Akkermans, and J. Rogasch“. American Journal of Archaeology 120(3).

Conference Presentations:

2018

  • Presentation at ASOR: Tel Lachish during the Middle and Late Bronze Age—The Results of the First Two Seasons of the Austro-Israeli Expedition

  • Presentation at ICAANE11: Assessing Egyptian Influence and (Potential) Egyptian presence at Tel Lachish during the Late Bronze Age

2017

  • Presentation at ASOR: Fluctuating Connectivity of the Levant and Mesopotamia—A Longue Durée View of Long Distance Ties from the Pottery Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age

  • Presentation at a workshop held at Hebrew University in Jerusalem entitled “Cultural Responses to Defeat – Submission in Written Sources and the Archaeological Record”: Cultural Responses to Defeat – Submission in Written Sources and the Archaeological Record of the Ancient Near East

  • Presentation at ORIGINS.6: The Origin of the Delta Neolithic: Transregional Interactions between Egypt and the Levant in the 6th Millennium calBC

  • Presentation at a workshop held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna entitled “Late Bronze Age Chronology and Connections in the Eastern Mediterranean”: The Fosse Temple of Tel Lachish – The Making of the Late Bronze Age Chronology

2016                        

  • Presentation at ASOR: A Maximalist Interpretation of the Execration Texts - Archaeological and Historical Implications of a High Chronology

  • Presentation at ICAANE10: Exploring Transregional Interactions between Egypt and the Levant in the 6th millennium cal BC

2015                        

  • Presentation at ASOR: The Ein el-Jarba Excavation Project: A settlement in the Jezreel Valley from the 6th millennium and the transregional interaction of the Wadi Rabah culture

2014                        

  • Presentation at ASOR: Towards an absolute chronology for the 6th and early 5th millennium in the southern Levant: New radiocarbon sequences and Bayesian modeling from Ein el-Jarba and Tel Tsaf

  • Presentation at ICAANE9: The Ein el-Jarba Excavation Project: A settlement in the Jezreel Valley from the 6th and 4th millennia BC

2013                        

  • Presentations at ASOR: Ein el-Jarba: A Wadi Rabah settlement in the Jezreel Valley and its foreign contacts
  • Presentation at the “Graduate Conference of the Excellence Program of Hebrew University 2013”: The Wadi Rabah culture in the southern Levant and its transregional contacts

2011                        

  • Presentation at the 6th International Symposium on Radiocarbon and Archaeology: The 10th century BC debate in Biblical Archaeology resolved? Dates from Khirbet Qeiyafa and the traditional chronology.

Invited talks since 2017

2018                        

  • Scientific Conference of the German Society for the Exploration of Ancient Palestine “Temples, Synagogues, Churches and Mosques, Title: Recent Excavations at Lachish (1/12/2018)

  • Department for Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Freiburg, Title: Tel Lachisch (Tell ed-Duweir) – Neue österreichisch-israelische Grabungen an einem bronze- und eisenzeitlichen Siedlungshügel in der Südlevante (8/2/2018)

2017

  • Conference of the Israel Antiquities Authority, northern district, Title: A matter of life and death at Ein el-Jarba – five seasons of excavation at a Wadi Rabah settlement in the Jezreel Valley (26/1/2017)

Organized workshops and conferences

  • “Cultural Responses to Defeat – Submission in Written Sources and the Archaeological Record” together with Prof. Marianne Grohmann (U of Vienna) and Dr. Uri Gabbay (Hebrew U), Joint Seminar of Hebrew University and the University of Vienna (22 – 23/10/2017)

  • “Late Bronze Age Chronology and Connections in the Eastern Mediterranean” together with Dr. Felix Höflmayer, held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (11/05 – 12/05/2017)