Prof. Yuval Gadot heads the Sonia & Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology at Tel-Aviv University and is lead archaeologist at the ‘City of David’ excavations project as he co-directs the ‘Givati Parking Lot’ Excavations and also leads an environmental study of the rural landscape surrounding the city. obtained his PhD in 2004 from Tel-Aviv University. Between 2004 and 2008 Gadot was a research fellow at the Nelson Glick School of Bible and Archeology at Hebrew Union College (Jerusalem). Between 2005 and 2010, Yuval (Field Director) directed the Institute's excavations at the Ramat Rachel site (led by Prof. Oded Lipschits and Prof. Manfred Oming). These excavations were published in a large number of publications and final reports. At the same time, he was a partner in the project "Ancient Israel through the lens of natural and exact sciences" (Prof. Israel Finkelstein and Prof. Steve Weiner), where he was exposed to the many possibilities that exist in combining science and archaeology.
Since 2018 Gadot serves as the Head of the Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Cultures at Tel-Aviv University. He has authored seven archaeological books and over one hundred scientific articles.
Bible & Archaeology Fest XXII, November 22 – 24, 2019 Panelist