Dr. Deborah Cassuto

Bar-Ilan University
Dr. Deborah Cassuto

Deborah Cassuto is a post-doctoral fellow at the Martin (Szusz) Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology Bar Ilan Univeristy, for the Tell eṣ-Ṣâfī/Gath Excavations project, and an associate fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research. The focus of her research has been textile production in archaeological contexts in the Iron Age southern Levant. Debi has been a staff member of the Tell eṣ-Ṣâfī/Gath Archaeological Project since 2005 and the Tel Burna Archaeological Project since 2009.

Selected Publications:

2020

Martin Petr Janovský, Jan Horák, Oren Ackermann, Aharon Tavger, Deborah Cassuto, Ladislav Šmejda, Michal Hejcman, Yaakov Anker, Itzhaq Shai. The contribution of POSL and PXRF to the discussion on sedimentary and site formation processes in archaeological contexts of the southern Levant: Understand Biblical strata at Tel Burna. Soils in Time and Space. Quarternary International.


2020

Chris McKinny, Aharon Tavgar, Deborah Cassuto, Casey Sharp, Mathew J. Suriano, Steven M. Ortiz and Itzhaq Shai. Tel Burna after a Decade of Work: The Late Bronze and Iron Ages. Near Eastern Archaeology 83.1: 4-15.


2019

Itzick Shai, Aharon Tavgar, Mathew Suriano, Deborah Cassuto, Chris McKinny, and Christian Locatell. Ten Years of Research at Tel Burna: A Canaanite Cultic Center and Judahite Border Settlement. Qadmoniot 52: 83-91. (Hebrew)


2019

Aren M. Maeir, David Ben-Shlomo, Deborah Cassuto, Jeffery R. Chadwick, Brent Davis, Adi E. Behar, Suembikya S Frumin, Shira Gur-Arieh, Louise A. Hitchcock, Leora K. Horowitz, Francesca Manclossi, Steven Rosen, Josephine Verduci, Ehud Weiss, Eric L. Welch, and Vanessa Workman. Technological Insights on Philistine Culture: Perspectives from Tell eṣ-Ṣâfī/Gath. Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies 7(1): 76-118.


2018

Chris McKinny, Benjamin Yang, Deborah Cassuto and Itzhaq Shai. Illuminating a Canaanite and Judahite Town: The Archaeological Background of Tel Burna. In The Old Testament in Theology and Teaching: Essays in Honor of Kay Fountain eds. T. Chai and D. Johnson.


2018

Deborah Cassuto. Textile Production at Iron Age Tell eṣ-Ṣâfi/Gath. Near Eastern Archaeology 81(1): 55-58.


2018

Deborah Cassuto. Unravelling the Time for War: A Note on Seasonality, Weaving and the Fall of Ḥazor. Pp. 653-662 in Tell it in Gath: Studies in the History and Archaeology of Israel. Essays in Honor of A. M. Maeir on the Occasion of his Sixtieth Birthday, I. Shai; J.R. Chadwick, L. Hitchcock, A. Dagan and J. Uziel (eds.). (Ägypten und Altes Testament). Wiesbaden.


2018

Itzhaq Shai, Casey Sharp, Antonio de Freitas, Deborah Cassuto and Chris McKinny. Trade and Exchange in the Southern Levant in the 13th Century BCE: A View from Tel Burna, a Town in the Shephelah, Israel. Pp. 177-184, in Interchange in Pre- and Protohistory: Case Studies in Romania, Turkey and Israel. BAR S2891, edited by Ana Cruz and Juan F. Gibaja, published by BAR Publishing: Oxford.


2017

Deborah Cassuto. Modes of Textile Production in Cultic Contexts in the Iron Age Southern Levant. Pp.189-198 in Textiles and Cult in the Ancient, eds. Cecilie Brøns and Marie-Louise Nosch. Oxbow.


2017

Andrea Orendi, Ladislav Smejda, Chris McKinny, Deborah Cassuto, Casey Sharp and Itzick Shai. The Agricultural Landscape of Tel Burna: Ecology and Economy of a Bronze Age/Iron Age Settlement in the Southern Levant. Journal of Landscape Ecology 10: 165-188.


2016

Amit Dagan and Deborah R. Cassuto. Horbat Shim‘on: A Small-Scale 8th Century BCE Workshop for Textiles in the Southern Coastal Plain. Israel Exploration Journal 66(1): 35-54.


2016

Deborah Cassuto. Textile Production Implements. Pp. 261-282, in Gamla III - The Shmarya Gutmann excavations, 1976-1989, ed. D. Syon (IAA Reorts). Jerusalem.


2015

Itzhaq Shai, David Ben-Shlomo, Deborah Cassuto and Joe Uziel. Tel Burna in Iron Age II: A Fortified City on Judah’s Western Border. Judea and Samaria Research Studies 24: 27-34.


2015

Deborah R. Cassuto, Ido Koch and Itzhaq Shai. A Note on an Amenhotep III Plaque from Tel Burna. Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections 7 (4): 21-26.


2015

Chris McKinny, Deborah Cassuto and Itzhaq Shai. The Late Bronze and Iron Age Remains After Five Seasons. The Bible and Interpretation April.


2014   

Joe Uziel, Itzhaq Shai and Deborah Cassuto. The Ups and Downs of Settlement Patterns: Why Sites Fluctuate. Pp. 295-308 in Material Culture Matters: Essays on the Archaeology of the Southern Levant in Honor of Seymour Gitin, eds. J.R. Spencer, R.A. Mullins, A.J. Brody. Eisenbrauns: Winona Lake, Indiana.


2014   

Deborah Cassuto. Book Review. Textile Production and Consumption in the Ancient Near East: Archaeology, Epigraphy, Iconography, eds. by Marie-Louise Nosch, Henriette Koefoed, and Eva Andersson Strand. Jounal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies: 67-70.


2013 

Deborah Cassuto. Textile Production, Bronze and Iron Age. Pp. 425-429 in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology, ed. D. Master. Oxford University Press: Oxford.


2013   

Itzhaq Shai, Amit Dagan, Deborah Cassuto and Joe Uziel. Community Based Archaeology: A View from Tel Burna. Pp. 205-215 in The Ethos of Academia: Standing the Test of Time. Ariel, Israel.


2012   

Deborah Cassuto. The Weaving Implements. Pp. 467-484 in Tell es-Safi/Gath I: Report on the 1996–2005 Seasons, ed. A. Maeir. Ägypten und Altes Testament 69. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.


2012   

Itzhaq Shai, Deborah Cassuto, Amit Dagan, and Joe Uziel. The Fortifications at Tel Burna: Date, Function and Meaning, Israel Exploration Journal 62.2: 141-157.


2011   

Deborah Cassuto. Beads. Pp. 163-164 in The Excavations of Kh. er-Rasm, Israel: The Changing Faces of the Countryside, eds. A. Faust, and A. Erlich. Archaeopress: Oxford.


2009  

Hanan Eshel and Deborah Cassuto. Additional Evidence of Greek Influence on Phoenician Art in Cyprus in the Seventh Century BCE. Pp.35-42 in Eretz-Israel: Archaeological, Historical and Geographic Studies Vol. 29. Israel Exploration Society and The Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Jerusalem. (Hebrew)


2008   

Deborah Cassuto. Bringing the Artifacts Home: A Social Interpretation of Loom Weights in Context. Pp. 63-77 in The World of Women in the Ancient and Classical Near East, ed. Beth Alpert Nakhai. Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

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