Professor Susan L. Cohen

Assistant Professor, Religious Studies, Department of History and Philosophy, Montana State University.

Post-Doctoral Fellow, W.F. Albright Institute for Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, Israel, 2003. Director, Excavations at Gesher, Israel.


Ph.D. with 'Distinction' in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology and Hebrew Bible, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University, 2000.

Canaanites, Chronologies, and Connections: the Relationship of Middle Bronze Age IIA Canaan to Middle Kingdom Egypt. Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant, vol. 3, Harvard Semitic Museum Publications, Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2002.

"MB IIA Settlement and Ceramic Typology in the Southern Levant." In The Middle Bronze Age in the Levant. Proceedings of an International Conference on MB IIA Ceramic Material, Vienna, 24th-26th of January, 2001. M. Bietak, ed. Wien: Verlag der österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2002.

"Excavations at Gesher, 2002." In Hadashot Archaeologiyot 115/116, Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 2003.

Archaeological Experience:
Tel Miqne-Ekron, 1987-1993.
The Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon, 1994-2000.
Ashkelon Deep Sea Project, 1999, 2003.
Gesher, 2002 - present.

Research Interests:
Urbanization, settlement patterns, and economy of the southern Levant in the Early and Middle Bronze Age.
Trade, contact, and international interconnections in the Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean.

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