Prof. Gunnar Lehmann

Ben-Gurion University
Prof. Gunnar Lehmann

Gunnar Lehmann is a Professor for Near Eastern Archaeologist at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba, Israel, and an Honorary Professor for the Archaeology of the Southern Levant at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Graduated from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen and the Freie Universität Berlin. Excavated in Syria, Jordan, Turkey and Israel. Currently excavating at Tell Keisan, Israel, in cooperation with J. David Schloen of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
His research interests focus on the ancient society and economy of the Levant in its connections and exchanges with the Ancient Near East and the Ancient Mediterranean with emphasis on Philistines and Phoenicians.

Selected Publications:

Lehmann, G. 1996, Untersuchungen zur späten Eisenzeit in Syrien und Libanon: Stratigraphie und Keramikformen zwischen ca. 720 bis 300 v.Chr. Altertumskunde des Vorderen Orients 5, Münster: Ugarit-Verlag 1996 (English: Late Iron Age Syria and Lebanon: Stratigraphy and Pottery Typology, ca. 720 - 300 BCE). (88 citations according at Google Scholar)

Gruber, M.I.; S. Ahituv, G. Lehmann, and Z. Talshir, eds., 2012, All the Wisdom of the East: Studies in Near Eastern Archaeology and History in Honor of Eliezer D. Oren. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 255. Fribourg, Göttingen: Academic Press Fribourg; Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

Killebrew, A.E. and G. Lehmann, 2013, eds., Philistines and Other Sea Peoples: Aegean-style Material Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean during the 12th Century BCE. Papers of an International Symposium in Honor of Professor Moshe Dothan. Series of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Gilboa, A.; Shalev, Y.; Lehmann, G.; Mommsen, H.; Erickson, B.L.; Nodarou, E.; and Ben-Shlomo, D., 2017, Cretan Pottery in the Levant in the Fifth and Fourth Centuries B.C.E. and Its Historical Implications. American Journal of Archaeology 121.4, pp. 559-593.

Novák, M.; Lehmann, G. et al., 2017, Cilician Chronology Group: A Comparative Stratigraphy of Cilicia: Results of the first three Cilician Chronology Workshops. Altorientalische Forschungen 44.2, pp. 150-186.

Lehmann, G. and O. Varoner, 2018, Early Iron Age Tombs in Northern Israel/Palestine Revisited. Tel Aviv 45.2, pp. 235-272

Manclossi, F.; S.A. Rosen; and G. Lehmann, 2018, The Decline and Disappearance of Chipped-Stone Tools: New Insights from Qubur el-Walaydah, a Late Bronze/Iron Age Site in Israel. Lithic Technology 43.2, pp. 93-124.

Boaretto, E.; Asscher, Y.; Hitchcock, L.A.; Lehmann, G.; Maeir, A.M.; and Weiner, S., 2018, The Chronology of the Late Bronze (LB)-Iron Age (IA) Transition in the Southern Levant: A Response to Israel Finkelstein’s Paper. Radiocarbon: Online publication:

Lehmann, G.; N. Golding-Meir; B.-A. Neumeier-Potashnik; and H.M. Niemann, 2018, Excavations at Tell el-Far’ah (South), 1998-2002. Zeitschrift des Deutschen Palästina-Vereins 134.2, pp. 109-150.

Lehmann, G.; Shalev, Y.; Mommsen, H.; Ben-Shlomo, D.; Daszkiewicz, M.; Schneider, G.; and Gilboa, A. 2020, The Kelenderis Pottery Workshop(s): Newly Identified Agents in East Mediterranean Maritime Exchange Networks in the Achaemenid Period. Levant: