Recent Publications:

(Senior Researchers: Hershkovitz, May, Sarig)


  • Marder, O., Barzilai, O., Abulafia, T., Hershkovitz, I., & Goder-Goldberger, M. (in press). Chrono-cultural considerations of Middle Paleolithic occurrences at Manot Cave (Western Galilee), Israel.  In Replacement of Neanderthals by Moderns Humans: Testing Evolutionary Models of Learning. Springer.
  • Alex, B. Barzilai, O., Hershkovitz, I., Marder, O., Berna, F., Caracuta, V., Abulafia, T., Davis, L., Goder-Goldberger, M., Lavi, R., Mintz, E., Regev, L., Bar-Yosef Mayer, D., Tejero, J.-M., Yeshurun, R., Ayalon, A., Bar-Matthews, M., Yasur, G., Frumkin, A., Latimer, B., Hans, M. G., & Boaretto, E. (in press). Radiocarbon chronology of Manot Cave, Israel and Upper Paleolithic dispersals: Upper Paleolithic chronology of Manot. Scientific Advances.​ 
  • Yeshurun, R., Tejero, J.-M., Barzilai, O., Hershkovitz, I., & Marder, O. (in Press). Upper Palaeolithic bone retouchers from Manot Cave (Israel): a preliminary analysis of (as yet) rare phenomenon in the Levant. In J. H. Hutson & S. Gaudzinski-Windheuser (Eds.), Retouching the Palaeolithic. Römish-Germanisches Zentralmuseums, Mainz.
  • Hershkovitz, I., Latimer, B., Barzilai, O., & Marder, O. (2017). Manot 1 calvaria and recent modern human evolution: an anthropological perspective.” Bulletins et Memoires de la Société d’Anthropologie de Paris, 1-12.
  • Tunis, T. S., Sarig, R., Cohen, H., Medlej, B., Peled, N., & May, H. (2017). Sex estimation using computed tomography of the mandible. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 1-10.
  • Cohen, H., Kugel, C., May, H., Medlej, B., Stein, D., Slon, V., Brosh, T., & Hershkovitz, I. (2017). The effect of impact tool geometry and soft material covering on long bone fracture patterns in children. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 1-11.
  • Abbas, J., Slon, V., May, H., Peled, N., Hershkovitz, I., & Hamoud, K. (2016). Paraspinal muscles density: a marker for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis? BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 17(1), 422.
  • Cohen, H., Kugel, C., May, H., Medlej, B., Stein, D., Slon, V., Hershkovitz, I., & Brosh, T. (2016). The impact velocity and bone fracture pattern: Forensic perspective. Forensic Science International, 266, 54-62.
  • Ezra, D., Mashrawi, Y., Salame, K., Slon, V., Alperovitch-Najenson, D., & Hershkovitz, I. (2016). Demographical aspects in cervical vertebral bodies’ size and shape (c3-c7): a vertebral study. The Spine Journal, 17(1), 135-142.
  • Stephens, N. B., Kivell, T. L., Gross, T. Pahr, D. H., Lazenby, R. A., Hublin, J. J., Hershkovitz, I., & Skinner, M. (2016). Trabecular architecture in the thumb of Pan and Homo: implications for investigating hand use, loading, and hand preference in the fossil record. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 161(4), 603-619.
  • Steinberg, N., Hershkovitz, I., Zeev, N., Rothschild, B., & Siev-Ner, I. (2016). Joint hypermobility and joint range of motion in young dancers. Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, 22(4), 171-178.
  • May, H., & Ruff, C. (2016). Physical burden and lower limb bone structure at the origin of agriculture in the Levant. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 161(1), 26-36.
  • Slon, V., Peled, N., Abbas, J., Stein, D., Cohen, H., & Hershkovitz, I. (2016). Vertebral hemangiomas and their correlations with other pathologies. Spine, 41(8), E481-E488.
  • Barzilai, O., Hershkovitz, I., & Marder, O. (2016). The Early Upper Paleolithic Period at Manot Cave, Western Galilee, Israel. Human Evolution, 31(1-2), 85-100.
  • Peleg, S., Dar, G., Steinberg, N., Masharawi, Y., & Hershkovitz, I. (2016). Sacral orientation and Sheuermann’s kyphosis. SpringerPlus, 5(1), 141.
  • Feldman, M., Hershkovitz, I., Sklan, E. H., Bar-Gal, G. K., Pap, I., Szikossy, I., & Rosin-Arbesfeld, R. (2016). Detection of a tumor suppressor gene variant predisposing to colorectal cancer in an 18th century Hungarian mummy. PLoS one, 11(2), e0147217.
  • Weber, G. W. Fornai, C., Gopher, A., Barkai, R., Sarig, R. & Hershkovitz, I. (2016). The Qesem cave hominin material (part 1): A morphometric analysis of the mandibular premolars and molar. Quaternary International, 398, 159-174.
  • Fornai, C., Benazzi, S., Gopher, A., Barkai, R., Sarig, R., Bookstein, F. L., Hershkovitz, I., & Weber, G. W. (2016). The Qesem Cave hominin material (part 2): A morphometric analysis of dm 2-QC2 deciduous lower second molar. Quaternary International, 398, 175-189.
  • Tejero, J.-M., Yeshurun, R., Marder, O., Barzilai, O., Hershkovitz, I., Schneller-Pels, N., Bar-Oz, G., Goder-Goldberger, M., & Lavi, R. (2015). The Osseous Industry from Manot Cave (Western Galilee. Israel): Technical and conceptual behaviours of bone and antler exploitation in the Levantine Aurignacian. Quaternary International, 403, 90-106.
  • Sarig, R., & Tillier, A. M. (2016). Dental wear patterns in early modern humans from Skhul and Qafzeh: A response to Luca Fiorenza and Ottmar Kullmer. HOMO-Journal of Comparative Human Biology, 67(1), 85-87.
  • Sarig, R., Gopher, A., Barkai, R., Rosell, J., Blasco, R., Weber, G. W., Fornai, C., Sella-Tunis, T., & Hershkovitz, I. (2015). How did the Qesem Cave people use their teeth? Analysis of dental wear patterns. Quaternary International, 398, 136-147.
  • Hershkovitz, I., Weber, G. W., Fornai, C., Gopher, A., Barkai, R., Slon, V., Quam, R., Gabet, Y., & Sarig, R. (2015). New Middle Pleistocene dental remains from Qesem Cave (Israel). Quaternary International, 398, 148-158.
  • Sarig, R., Hershkovitz I., Nir, S., May H., & Vardimon, A. D. (2015). Rate and pattern of inter-proximal dental attrition. European Journal of Oral Sciences, 123(4), 276-281.
  • Hardy, K., Radini, A., Buckley, S., Sarig R., Copeland, L., Gopher, A., & Barkai, R. (2015). Dental calculus reveals potential respiratory irritants and ingestion of essential plant-based nutrients at Lower Palaeolithic Qesem Cave Israel. Quaternary International, 398, 129-135.
  • Slon, V., Glocke, I., Barkai, R., Gopher, A., Hershkovitz, I., & Meyer, M. (2015). Mammalian mitochondrial capture, a tool for rapid screening of DNA preservation in faunal and undiagnostic remains, and its application to Middle Pleistocene specimens from Qesem Cave (Israel). Quaternary International, 398, 210-218.
  • Hershkovitz, I., Marder, O., Ayalon, A., Bar-Matthews, M., Yasur, G., Boaretto, E., Caracuta, V., Alex, B., Frumkin, A., Goder-Goldberger, M., Gunz, P., Holloway, R. L., Latimer, B., Lavi, R., Matthews, A., Slon, V., Bar-Yosef Mayer, D., Berna, F., Bar-Oz, G., Yeshurun, R., May, H., Hans, M. G., Weber, G. W., & Barzilai. O. (2015). Levantine cranium from Manot Cave (Israel) foreshadows the first European modern humans. Nature, 520(7546), 216-219.
  • Weiner, S., Brumfeld, V., Marder, O., & Barzilai. O. (2015). Heating of flint debitage from Upper Palaeolithic contexts at Manot Cave, Israel: changes in atomic organization due to heating using infrared spectroscopy. Journal of Archaeological Science 54:45-53.
  • Barzilai, O., Marder, O. & Hershkovitz I. (2014). Manot Cave. Seasons 2011-2012. Hadashot Arkheologiot, 126
  • Marder, O., Barzilai, O., Hershkovitz, I., & A. Frumkin. (2013). Karst and prehistory in the western Galilee, emphasizing Manot Cave. In Geological Survey Israel 2013 (pp. 28-36).
  • Marder, O., Alex, B., Ayalon, A., Bar-Matthews, M., Bar-Oz, G., Bar-Yosef Mayer, D., Berna, F., Boaretto, E., Caracuta, V., Frumkin, A., Goder-Goldberger, M., Hershkovitz, I., Latimer, B., Lavi, R., Matthews, A., Weiner, S., Weiss, U., Yas'ur, G., Yeshurun, R., & Barzilai. O. (2013). The Upper Palaeolithic of Manot Cave, Western Galilee, Israel: the 2011–12 excavations. Antiquity, 87(337). 
  • Barzilai, O., Ayalon, A., Bar-Mathews, M., Bar-Oz, G., Boaretto, E., Berna, F., Frumkin, A., Hershkovitz, I., Khalaily, H., Marder, O., Weiner, S., & Yeshurun, R. (2012). Manot Cave: A prehistoric cave site in the western Galilee, Israel. Hadashot Arkheologiot, 124.​


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