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email: tim.harrison@utoronto.ca

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Education:

Ph.D. 1995 University of Chicago
M.A. 1991 University of Chicago
B.A. (with honors) 1987 Wheaton College



Employment:

Professor, Department of Near and ME Civilizations, University of Toronto (2007-
present).
Associate Professor, Department of Near and ME Civilizations, University of Toronto (2002-2007).
Assistant Professor, Department of Near and ME Civilizations, University of Toronto (1997-2002).
Research Associate, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago (1995-97).
Lecturer, The College, University of Chicago (1994-95).

Research Specialization:

Complex Societies, Near Eastern Archaeology, Bronze & Iron Age Civilizations, Urbanism, Ethnicity, Exchange Networks, Ceramic Analysis, Archaeological Method/Theory.

Administrative/Professional Appointments:

President, American Schools of Oriental Research (Jan/2008- ) [www.asor.org].
Associate Chair and Graduate Coordinator, Department of Near and ME Civilizations, University of Toronto (Jan/2005-June/2008).

 

CURRENT PROJECTS:

The Tell Madaba Archaeological Project
The Tayinet Archaeological Project

 

Courses:

NMC 260Y, The Archaeology of the Ancient Near East [=NMC 1400Y].
NMC 360H, The Archaeology of the Biblical World I: The Bronze Ages.
NMC 361H, The Archaeology of the Biblical World II: The Iron Age.
NMC 465H, Ceramic Analysis [=NMC 1411H, Near Eastern Ceramics I].
NMC 466H, Ancient Near Eastern Ceramics [=NMC 1412H, Near Eastern Ceramics II].
NMC 1406Y, Problems in the Archaeology of Bronze Age Syria-Palestine.
NMC 1407Y, Problems in the Archaeology of Iron Age Syria-Palestine.
NMC 1408Y, Seminar in the Archaeology of Syria-Palestine.

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

  • 2008 Community Life, Household Production and the Ceramic Industry at Early Bronze Age Tall al-‘Umayri. In The Archaeology of Early Bronze Age People. Edited by M. Chesson. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.
  • 2008  Cyprus, The Sea Peoples and the Eastern Mediterranean: Regional Perspectives of Change and Continuity. Special issue of Scripta Mediterranea (Vols. 27-28).
  • 2007  Neo-Hittites in the North Orontes Valley: Recent Investigations at Tell Tayinat. Journal of the Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies 2: 59-68.
  • 2007 Investigating 5,000 years of Urban History: The Tall M?dab? Archaeological Project. In Crossing Jordan: North American Contributions to the Archaeology of Jordan. Edited by T.E. Levy, P.M.M. Daviau, R.W. Younker and M. Shaer. London: Equinox Publishing. [lead author]
  • 2007  The Early Bronze Age City States of the Southern Levant: Neither Cities nor States. In Crossing Jordan: North American Contributions to the Archaeology of Jordan. Edited by T.E. Levy, P.M.M. Daviau, R.W. Younker and M. Shaer. London: Equinox Publishing. [co-author]
  • 2005 The Neo-Assyrian Governor’s Residence at Tell Tayinat. Bulletin of the Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies 40: 23-33.
  • 2005 Mesha, the Mishor, and the Chronology of Iron Age Madaba. In The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating; Archaeology, Text and Science. Edited by T. Levy and T. Higham. London: Equinox Publishing. [lead author]
  • 2005  Geochemical Analysis and Sociocultural Complexity: A Case Study from Early Iron Age Megiddo (Israel). Archaeometry 47/4: 705-22. [co-author]
  • 2004 Megiddo III: Final Report of the Stratum VI Excavations. Oriental Institute Publications, No. 127. Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
  • 2003 The Tall Madaba Archaeological Project: Preliminary Report of the 1998-2000 Field Seasons. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 47: 129-48. [lead author]
  • 2003 The Battleground. Who Destroyed Megiddo? Was It David or Shishak? Biblical Archaeology Review 29/6: 28-35, 60, 62, 64.
  • 2003 Settlement Heterogeneity and Multivariate Craft Production in the Early Bronze Age Southern Levant. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 16: 33-57. [co-author]
  • 2002 Rabbath of the Ammonites. Archaeology Odyssey 5: 12-19.
  • 2001 Early Bronze Social Organization as Reflected in Burial Patterns from the Southern Levant. Pp. 215-36, in Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and Neighboring Lands in Memory of Douglas L. Esse. Edited by S. Wolff. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization (SAOC), No. 59. Chicago: University of Chicago.
  • 2001 Urban or Rural? The Development of Regional Communities in the Highlands of Jordan during the Third Millennium. Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan 7: 191-96.
  • 2001 Tell Ta'yinat and the Kingdom of Unqi. Pp. 115-32, in The World of the Aramaeans II; Studies in History and Archaeology in Honour of Paul-Eugène Dion. Edited by P.M.M Daviau, J.W. Wevers and M. Weigl. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series, No. 325. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.
  • 2001 The Evidence for Aramaean Cultural Expansion in the Amuq Plain. Bulletin of the Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies 36: 13-22.
  • 2000 Urban Life in the Highlands of Central Jordan; A Preliminary Report of the 1996 Tall Madaba Excavations. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 44: 211-29. [lead author]
  • 2000 The Early Bronze III Ceramic Horizon for Highland Central Jordan. Pp. 347-64, in Ceramics and Change in the Early Bronze Age of the Southern Levant. Edited by G. Philip and D. Baird. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press.
  • 2000 Field D: The Lower Southern Terrace. Pp. 95-154, in Madaba Plains Project IV. The 1992 Season at Tell al-'Umayri and Subsequent Studies. Edited by L. G. Herr, D. Clark, L. T. Geraty, R. Younker, and O. S. LaBianca. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press.
  • 1997 Field D: The Lower Southern Terrace. Pp. 99-175, in Madaba Plains Project III. The 1989 Season at Tell el-'Umeiri and Vicinity and Subsequent Studies. Edited by L. G. Herr, L. T. Geraty, O. S. LaBianca, R. W. Younker, and D. R. Clark. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press.
  • 1997 Intrasite Spatial Analysis and the Settlement History of Madaba. Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan 6: 137-42.
  • 1996 The History of Madaba. Pp. 1-17, in Madaba: Cultural Heritage, eds. P. M. Bikai and T. A. Dailey. Amman: American Center of Oriental Research.
  • 1996 The Surface Survey. Pp. 18-23 in Madaba: Cultural Heritage, eds. P. M. Bikai and T. A. Dailey. Amman: American Center of Oriental Research.
  • 1993 Economics with an Entrepreneurial Spirit: Early Bronze Trade with Late Predynastic Egypt. Biblical Archaeologist 56: 81-93.
  • 1992 The Early Umayyad Settlement at Tabariyah: A Case of Yet Another Misr? Journal of Near Eastern Studies 51: 51-59.