MADELYNN von BAEYER

By Jennifer Munro

MADELYNN VON BAEYER

Madelynn is an archaeobotanist who uses botanical macrofossils to examine the reciprocal relationship between humans and plants. Particularly interesting to her is how environmental conditions and climate change impact agricultural systems and how changes in the human/environment relationship can foster cultural resilience in both ancient and modern populations. She works in the Eastern Mediterranean and Central Asia. Staring in Spring 2023 Dr. von Baeyer joins the University of Haifa as a Lecturer. She recently completed her stay as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Geoanthropology (formerly the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) and the Harvard University Herbaria. Prior to that, she studied macrofossils from Turkey as part of her PhD project at the University of Connecticut.

Ümit Güder

By Jennifer Munro

ÜMIT GUDER

I am an archaeo-metallurgist specialized in ancient iron production technologies. I work in the Laboratory for Archaeometric Studies at Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey. I search for the traces of ancient metallurgists in excavation sites and try to understand their sources, skills and capacities. Also, I organize experiments to re-construct pyrotechnological settings in the field.
Justin Lev-Tov

By Jennifer Munro

JUSTIN LEV TOV

I am an archaeologist, or was for the first (almost) 20 years of my post-doctorate career. I write mainly about Near Eastern archaeology and bones. I’m also an assistant editor for the Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies. I have worked at the Smithsonian, two campuses of the University of Alabama, and for two private archaeology firms.

AARON BRODY

By Jennifer Munro

AARON BRODY

Robert & Kathryn Riddell Assistant Professor of Bible and Archaeology
Director of the Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2002

PhD, Harvard University, 1996
MA, Harvard University, 1994
BA, UC Berkeley, 1988

Phone: 510/849-8286
E-mail: abrody@psr.edu

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Archaeology of the ancient Middle East
  • Household archaeology and domestic religion
  • Israelite/Judean religion; “race” and ethnicity in the biblical world
  • Postcolonial understandings of the Persian period
  • Social justice in the Hebrew Bible

By Jennifer Munro

EMILY HOLT

I’m an environmental archaeologist and zooarchaeologist working in the Mediterranean broadly and particularly on the Sardinian Bronze Age. I received my PhD in anthropology and classical archaeology from the University of Michigan in 2013, and I’m currently a Research Assistant Professor at the University at Buffalo.

Jolanta Mlynarczyk

By Jennifer Munro

JOLANTA MTYNARCZYK

Professor with The University of Warsaw

I teach my students a wide range of topics relating to the antiquity of the Near/Middle East, of which my favourite ones are religion (Pagan, Jewish, Christian) and the material testimonies as well as ceramics reflecting the daily activities and needs of people.

By Jennifer Munro

MELISSA ROSENZWEIG

Assistant Professor of Archaeology in the Departments of Anthropology and Classics at Miami University in Ohio.

By Jennifer Munro

JENNIE MUNRO

I’m at Akko as a communications expert. I build websites, write books and dabble in photography and video making. In London, where I live with my daughter, Kate and a golden retriever called Milly, I  own a publishing company called Fernro Publishing Ltd. I’m a survivor of the marketing and advertising industry. Having spent many years living in Africa, I am now associated with rhino conservation through Project Rhino, a charity dedicated to saving the rhino and other endangered species. My first novel is called Motohuma the Firehead, and is set in what was once Rhodesia, and is now Zimbabwe.

A.J. Tessner Risser

By Jennifer Munro

AGNES TESSNER RISSER

I work on photogrammetry, a form of digital 3D modeling, for Tel Akko and our regional survey. In previous years, I have worked on other aspects of this project including artifact registration, pottery processing, and database entry. At home in Connecticut, I’m a high school student at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy. My main interests –besides Akko – are math and the arts.

By Jennifer Munro

MARTHA RISSER

Trinity College in Hartford.

Classics Professor.

I’m a Classics professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and have participated in archaeological projects in Greece, Turkey, Italy, the United States, and Israel. My scholarly interests focus on Classical art and archaeology, especially pottery. At Akko, I’m part of the team that processes and studies ceramics found during the excavations. One of our site’s names is Tell el-Fukhar (Potsherd Hill), which gives some indication of how busy we are.

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MADELYNN von BAEYER
MADELYNN VON BAEYER
Ümit Güder
ÜMIT GUDER
Justin Lev-Tov
JUSTIN LEV TOV
AARON BRODY
AARON BRODY
EMILY HOLT
Jolanta Mlynarczyk
JOLANTA MTYNARCZYK
MELISSA ROSENZWEIG
JENNIE MUNRO
A.J. Tessner Risser
AGNES TESSNER RISSER
MARTHA RISSER