American Journal of Archaeology | The Journal of the Archaeological Institute of America
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Ayelet Gilboa is an archaeologist teaching at the Department of Archaeology at the University of Haifa. She served as chair of the department between 2007 and 2009 and is currently head of the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at this university. She codirects the Tel Dor Excavations and Publication Project in Israel and directs the Shikmona (Josheph Elgavish Excavations) Publication Project. Her main interests are cross-Mediterranean interconnections, Phoenicians, Sea Peoples, Iron Age ceramics, Iron Age chronology, methodology of archaeological site reports, and the symbolic properties of material culture. She published extensively on these issues and won several prestigious grants. Beyond Dor and Shikmona, her current projects (with several collaborators) are the Iron Age Dating Project (radiometric dating of Iron Age sites in Israel); petrographic and stylistic study of Phoenician commercial containers in the east Mediterranean; New Insights into the Levantine Coast Under Achaemenid Rule: A Study of “East Greek Wares”; defining production centers of Cypriot Iron Age ceramic pottery and patterns of Cypro-Phoenician spheres of interaction in the Iron Age; and the origin and use of silver in the Bronze and Iron Age Levant.