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Dr. Yossi Zaidner is a senior lecturer in the Institute of Archaeology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Research interests:

Human cultural and behavior evolution during the Lower and the Middle Paleolithic; Modern humans & Neanderthals interactions; origins of modern humans; early hominins dispersals and colonization of the Levant; origin of the Levallois technology.


Major research projects:

       New Middle Paleolithic human fossils from the Levant: Excavations at Tinshemet Cave, Israel

       Humans and their cultural, spatial and symbolic behaviors during the Middle Paleolithic of the Levant (150-100 ky ago); project supported by Israel Science Foundation grant, 2018-2022.


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