Dr. Naama Yahalom-Mack

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Naama Yahalom-Mack

Naama Yahalom-Mack is a senior lecturer of Bronze and Iron Age archaeology, and the head of the Laboratory for Archaeological Materials and Ancient Technologies at the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is also the co-director of the excavations at Tel Abel Beth Maacah, in the Hula Valley. Her research focuses on archaeometallurgy and on the provenancing of archaeological materials as a proxy for reconstructing ancient trade interaction.

Selected Publications:
  1. 2018. Yahalom-Mack, N. and Segal, I. The Origin of the Copper Used      in Canaan during the Late Bronze - Iron Age Transition. Pp. 313-331 in:      Ben-Yosef, E. (ed.), Mining for Ancient Copper; Essays in Memory of      Beno Rothenberg. Tel Aviv University.

  2. 2014. Yahalom-Mack, N., Galili, E., Segal, I., Eliyahu-Behar, A.,      Boaretto, E., Shilstein, S. and Finkelstein, I. New Insights into      Levantine Copper Trade: Ingots from the Bronze and Iron Ages in Israel. Journal      of Archaeological Science 45:159–177.

  3. 2014. Yahalom-Mack, N., Gadot, Y., Eliyahu-Behar, A., Bechar, S.,      Finkelstein, I. Metalworking at Hazor: A Long-Term Perspective. Oxford      Journal of Archaeology 33 (1): 19–45.

  4. 2015. Yahalom-Mack, N., Langgut, D., Dvir, O., Tirosh. O.,      Eliyahu-Behar, A., Erel, Y., Langford, B., Frumkin, A., Ullman, M. and      Davidovich, U. The Earliest Lead Object in the Levant. PLoS ONE 10(12):      e0142948.

  5. 2015. Yahalom-Mack, N. Egyptian Bronzeworking Practices in Late      Bronze Age Canaan. Bulletin of the American Schools for Oriental      Research 374: 103–114.

  6. 2015. Yahalom-Mack, N. and Eliyahu-Behar, A. The Transition from      Bronze to Iron in Canaan: Chronology, Technology and Context. Radiocarbon     57: 285–305.

  7. 2017. Yahalom-Mack, N., Eliyahu-Behar, A., Martin, M.A.S., Kleiman,      A., Shahack-Gross, R., Homsher, R.D., Gadot, Y. and      Finkelstein, I. Metalworking at Megiddo during the Late Bronze      and Iron Ages. Journal of Near Eastern Studies 76: 53-74.

  8. 2018. Yahalom-Mack,      N. "….his bed was an iron bed, in Rabbah of the children of      Ammon….." (Deut. 3:11): On the Early Use of Iron in the Land of      Israel. Eretz Israel 33 (Lawrence Stager Volume): 153-160.      (Hebrew).

  9. 2018. Yahalom-Mack, N.,      Panitz-Cohen, N. and Mullins, R. From a Fortified Canaanite City-State to      “a City and a Mother” in Israel: Five Seasons of Excavation at Tel Abel      Beth Maacah. Near Eastern Archaeology 81.2: 145-156.

  10. 2019. Yahalom-Mack, N. Crucibles, Tuyeres and Bellows in a Longue      Durée Perspective: Aspects of Technological Style. Journal of      Eastern Mediterranean and Heritage Studies 7: 63-75.

  11. 2019. Eshel, T., Erel, Y., Yahalom-Mack, N., Tirosh, O. and Gilboaa      A. Lead Isotopes in Silver Reveal Earliest Phoenician Quest for Metals in      the West Mediterranean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,      116 (13): 6007-6012.

  12. 2019. Yahalom-Mack, N., Panitz-Cohen, N., Eshel, T. and Mullins, R.      A Late Bronze IIB Silver Hoard from Tel Abel Beth-Maacah. Israel      Exploration Journal 69: 129–153.

  13. 2020. Brauns, M.,      Yahalom-Mack, N., Stepanov, I., Sauder, L., Keen, J. and      Eliyahu-Behar, A. Osmium Isotope Analysis as an Innovative Tool for      Provenancing Ancient Iron: A Systematic Approach. PLoS ONE 15(3).

  14. 2020. Yahalom-Mack,      N., Herzlinger, G., Bogdanovsky, A., Tirosh, O., Garfinkel, Y., Dugaw, S.,      Lipschits, O. and Erel, Y. 2020. Combining Chemical and Lead Isotope      Analyses with 3-D Geometric–Morphometric Shape Analysis: A Methodological      Case Study of Scythian Arrowheads from the Southern Levant. Journal of Archaeological      Science 118.