Ofer Bar-Yosef (Hebrew: עופר בר-יוסף‎; 29 August 1937 – 14 March 2020)[1][2] was an Israeli archaeologist and anthropologist whose main field of study was the Palaeolithic period.

Ofer Bar-Yosef

From 1967 Bar-Yosef was Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem,[3] the institution where he originally studied archaeology at undergraduate and post-graduate levels in the 1960s. In 1988, he moved to the United States of America where he became Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at Harvard University[3] as well as Curator of Palaeolithic Archaeology at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. He was a professor emeritus.

He has excavated widely on prehistoric Levantine sites including Kebara Cave, the early Neolithic village of Netiv HaGdud, as well as on Palaeolithic and Neolithic sites in China and Georgia.

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  1. ^ "Ofer Bar-Yosef (1937-2020): Celebration of Life". UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  2. ^ Speth, John D. (2020). "Ofer Bar-Yosef, Renowned Archaeologist, 29 August 1937 – 14 March 2020" (PDF). PaleoAnthropology. 2020: 69–73. doi:10.4207/PA.2020.ART142 (inactive 1 August 2023).{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: DOI inactive as of August 2023 (link)
  3. ^ a b "Ofer Bar-Yosef Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved 2017-12-29.

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