Scholars 2005

2005 Past - Archaeology

Fantalkin Alexander


Tel Aviv University, Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near East Cultures

"Contacts between the Greek World and the Southern Levant, ca. 1000-538 B.C.E." 

       Dr. Fantalkin is a Senior Lecturer of Archaeology, with tenure, at the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern  Cultures, Tel Aviv University.

      In 2010/2011 and 2012–2013, He scored among the top 100 senior academic faculty members of Tel Aviv University during the teaching evaluation survey.

      In 2015 he was elected a Corresponding Member of the German Archaeological Institute (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut) at the meeting of the commissions and the Zentraldirektion, Berlin.


  • Ashdod-Yam Archaeological Project, Director:
  • Greeks in the East during the Iron Age
  • Biblical/Near Eastern Archaeology
  • Mediterranean Chronology during the Bronze and Iron Ages
  • Eastern Slope of Ancient Joppa: Final Report of the Excavations
  • Rehydroxylation (RHX) Dating Method for Archeological Ceramics
  • Chronology research track within the project 'Reconstructing Ancient (Biblical) Israel: The Exact and Life Sciences Perspective'


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Has authored 3 monographs and some 60 research articles.

Some Popular Media:

Behind the Scenes: An Interview

Archaeologists Solve Mystery of 2700-year-old Fortress in Tel Aviv

Ancient Artificial Harbor Found in Israel

Ancient wall in Israel matches up with Bible’s tale of Assyrian attack

Warring Greeks found peace in ancient Egypt: Researcher uncovers origins of Greek trade city in Egypt's Nile delta region