Dr. Mario Martin

 

Mario MartinInstitut für Alte Geschichte und Altorientalistik
Universität Innsbruck – Zentrum für Alte Kulturen
Langer Weg 11
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Zimmernummer 03S-21

E-Mail: mario_antonio@outlook.com

 

  Profil auf academia.edu

  Tel Shimron Excavations

  The Megiddo Expedition


Personal Information

  • Date of birth: 19 December 1974
  • Nationality: Austria

Education

  • 2005 PhD “The Egyptian and Egyptian-style Pottery. Aspects of the Egyptian Involvement in Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Canaan.” | Institute of Egyptology, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2000 Master “Megiddo in the Jezreel Valley.” | Institute of Egyptology, University of Vienna, Austria

Current Position(s)

  • 2022- Project staff member in FWF project “Hyksos and Egyptian Palaces at Avaris/Tell el-Dab'a
    Institute of Ancient History and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • 2016- Co-director of the excavations at Tel Shimron, Israel
    Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Israel and Wheaton College, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2020-2022 Research Fellow
    Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies, University of Haifa, Israel

Previous Positions

  • 2016-2022 Co-director of the excavations at Megiddo, Israel
    Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • 2016-2022 Research Fellow
    Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • 2013-2015 Editorial research coordinator
    Publications department of the Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Teaching Activities

  • 2018 Teaching of semestral course “The Geopolitical Landscape of Northern Canaan in the Late Bronze Age” in the International MA program Archaeology and History in the Land of the Bible
    Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • 2017-2022 Regular teaching of summer credit courses “History of the Jezreel Valley” and “Introduction to Field Archaeology.”
    Tel Aviv University International, Tel Shimron, Israel
  • 2013-2015 Teaching of semestral course “The Egyptian Empire in Canaan” in the International MA program Archaeology and History in the Land of the Bible
    Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Reviewing Activities

  • Scientific reviews of multiple articles for peer-reviewed archaeological journals like Egypt and the Levant, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research, and others
  • Scientific evaluation of project proposals for the Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

Participation in Major Research Projects

  • 2010-2013 Participation in the ERC-funded research project “Reconstructing Ancient Biblical Israel: The Exact and Life Sciences Perspective”, directed by I. Finkelstein and S. Weiner (petrography)
    Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University, Israel and the Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel 
  • 2005-2010 Participation in project “Synchronisation of Civilisations in the Eastern Mediterranean (SCIEM 2000)” of the Austrian Science Fund, directed by M. Bietak
    Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • 2000-2004 Participation in the project “Cultural Contact and Innovation. Analysis of Egyptian Influence in Canaan in the Late Bronze Age,“ directed by M. Bietak
    Institute of Egyptology, University of Vienna, Austria

Publications

  For articles and chapters in monographs before the year 2015, please see the complete list of publications
   
 
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Doctoral dissertation

Martin, M.A.S. 2005. The Egyptian and Egyptian-style Pottery. Aspects of the Egyptian Involvement in Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Canaan. A Case Study (Ph.D. dissertation, University of Vienna). Vienna.

Monographs

Martin, M.A.S. 2011. Egyptian-Type Pottery in the Late Bronze Age Southern Levant (Contributions to the Chronology of the Eastern Mediterranean XXXIX). Vienna.

Co-edited monographs

Finkelstein, I. and Martin, M.A.S., eds. 2022. Megiddo VI: The 2010–2014 Seasons (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 41). Tel Aviv.

Recent articles and chapters in monographs

Yahalom-Mack, N., Martin, M.A.S., Tirosh, O., Erel, Y. and Finkelstein, I. 2015. Lead Isotope Analysis of Slag-Tempered Negebite Pottery. Antiguo Oriente 13: 83–98.

Martin, M.A.S. 2016. Egyptian-Type Pottery. In: Ben-Tor, D. Pharaoh in Canaan. The Untold Story. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem: 69–71.

Yahalom-Mack, N., Eliyahu-Behar, A., Martin, M.A.S., Kleiman, A., Shahak-Gross, R., Homsher, R.S., Gadot, Y. and Finkelstein, I. 2017. Metalworking at Megiddo during the Late Bronze and Iron Ages. Journal of Near Eastern Studies 76 (1): 53–74.

Martin, M.A.S. 2017. Egyptian Pottery. In: Ben-Tor, A., Zuckerman, S., Bechar, S. and Sandhaus, D. Hazor VII: The 1990–2012 Excavations. The Bronze Age. Jerusalem: 590–597.

Martin, M.A.S. 2017. The Provenance of Philistine Pottery in Northern Canaan, with a Focus on the Jezreel Valley. Tel Aviv 44 (2): 193–231.

Sapir-Hen, L., Martin, M.A.S. and Finkelstein, I. 2017. Food Rituals and Their Social Significance in the Mid-Second Millennium BC in the Southern Levant: A View from Megiddo. International Journal of Osteology 27: 1048–1058.

Martin, M.A.S. 2017. The Fate of Megiddo at the End of the Late Bronze IIB. In: Lipshits, O., Gadot, Y. and Adams, M.J., eds. Rethinking Israel—Studies in the History and Archaeology of Ancient Israel in Honor of Israel Finkelstein. Winona Lake: 267–286.

Finkelstein, I., Arie, E., Martin, M.A.S and Piasetzky, E. 2017. New Evidence on the Late Bronze/Iron I Transition at Megiddo: Implications for the End of the Egyptian Rule and the Appearance of Philistine Pottery. Egypt and the Levant XXVII: 261–280. https://doi.org/10.1553/AEundL27s261

Toffolo, M.B., Martin, M.A.S., Master, D.M. and Boaretto, E. 2018. Microarchaeology of a Grain Silo: Insights into Stratigraphy, Chronology and Food Storage at Late Bronze Age Ashkelon, Israel. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports 19: 177–188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.02.047

Hunt, L., Martin, M.A.S., Finkelstein, I. and Weiner, S. 2018. A Powder Preparation Kit from the Middle Bronze Age at Megiddo, Israel: Tools and Raw Materials. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports 21: 667–678.

Linares, V., Adams, M.J., Cradic, M.S., Finkelstein, I., Lipschits, O., Martin, M.A.S., Neumann, R., Stockhammer, P.W. and Gadot, Y. 2019. First Evidence for Vanillin in the Old World: Its Use as Mortuary Offering in Middle Bronze Canaan. Journal of Archaeological Science Reports 25: 77–84.

Arie, E., Boaretto, E., Martin, M.A.S., Namdar, D., Shamir, O. and Yahalom-Mack, N. 2019. A New Jewelry Hoard from Eleventh-Century BCE Megiddo. Near Eastern Archaeology 82 (2): 90–101.

Agranat-Tamir, L., Waldman, S., Martin, M.A.S., Gokhman, D., Mishol, N., Eshel, T., Cheronet, O., Rohland, N., Mallick, S., Adamski, N., Lawson, A.M., Mah, M., Michel, M., Oppenheimer, J., Stewardson, K., Candilio, F., Keating, D., Gamarra, B., Tzur, S., Novak, M., Kalisher, R., Bechar, S., Eshed, V., Kennett, D.J., Faerman, M., Yahalom-Mack, N., Monge, J.M., Govrin, Y., Erel, Y., Yakir, B., Pinhasi, R., Carmi, S., Finkelstein, I., Carmel, L. and Reich, D. 2020. The Genomic History of the Bronze Age Southern Levant. Cell 181: 1146–1157. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2020.04.024

Martin, M.A.S., Finkelstein, I. and Piasetzky, E. 2020. Radiocarbon-Dating the Late Bronze Age: Cultural and Historical Considerations on Megiddo and Beyond. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 384: 211–240. https://doi.org/10.1086/709576

Shaar, R., Bechar, S., Finkelstein, I., Gallet, Y., Martin, M.A.S., Ebert, Y., Keinan, J. and Gonen, L. 2020. Synchronizing Geomagnetic Field Intensity Records in the Levant Between the 23rd and 15th Centuries BCE: Chronological and Methodological Implications. Advancing Earth and Space Science 21 (12). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020GC009251

Scott, A., Power, R.C., Altmann-Wendling, V., Artzy, M., Martin, M.A.S., Eisenmann, S., Hagan, R., Salazar-García, D.C., Salmon, Y., Yegorovi, D., Milevski, I., Finkelstein, I., Stockhammer, P.W. and Warinner, C. 2021. Exotic Foods Reveal Contact between South Asia and the Near East during the Second Millennium BCE. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 118 (2). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2014956117

Master, D.M.M. and Martin, M.A.S. 2021. Tel Shimron 2017, 2019. Hadashot Arkheologiyot 133. www.hadashot-esi.org.il/Report_Detail_Eng.aspx?id=25940&mag_id=133&previewit=TrUe

Buckley, S., Power, R.C., Andreadaki-Vlazaki, M., Akar, M., Becher, J., Belser, M., Cafisso, S., Eisenmann, S., Finkelstein, I., Fletcher, J., Francken, M., Hallager, B., Harvati, K., Ingman, T., Maran, J., Martin, M.A.S., McGeorge, P.J.P., Milevski, I., Papadimitriou, A., Protopapadaki, E., Schmidt-Schultz, T., Schünemann, V., Shafiq, R., Stuijts, I., Yegorov, D., Yener, K.A., Schultz, M., Spiteri, C. and Stockhammer, P.W. 2021. Archaeometric Evidence for the Earliest Exploitation of Lignite from the Bronze Age Eastern Mediterranean. Scientific Reports 11: 24185. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-03544-w

Asscher, Y., Martin, M.A.S., Master, D. and Boaretto, E. 2022. A Radiocarbon Sequence for the Late Bronze to Iron Age Transition at Ashkelon: Timing Early Philistine Pottery. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 386: 77–93. https://doi.org/10.1086/714738

Finkelstein, I., Martin, M.A.S. and Adams, M.J. 2022. Introduction: The 2010–2014 Seasons. In: Finkelstein, I. and Martin, M.A.S., eds. Megiddo VI: The 2010–2014 Seasons (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 41). Tel Aviv: 3–17.

Martin, M.A.S., Schaeffer, M. and Homsher, R.S. 2022. Area K: Levels K-10, K-9 and K-8. In: Finkelstein, I. and Martin, M.A.S., eds. Megiddo VI: The 2010–2014 Seasons (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 41). Tel Aviv: 21–50.

Martin, M.A.S. 2022. Area K: Summary of Architecture and Function from the MB III to the Late Iron I. In: Finkelstein, I. and Martin, M.A.S., eds. Megiddo VI: The 2010–2014 Seasons (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 41). Tel Aviv: 51–62.

Martin, M.A.S., Cradic, M.S. and Kalisher, R. 2022. Area K: Intramural Pit and Jar Burials (Level K-10). In: Finkelstein, I. and Martin, M.A.S., eds. Megiddo VI: The 2010–2014 Seasons (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 41). Tel Aviv: 226–307.

Martin, M.A.S. and Cradic, M.S. 2022. Area K: Tomb 100 (Level K-10). In: Finkelstein, I. and Martin, M.A.S., eds. Megiddo VI: The 2010–2014 Seasons (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 41). Tel Aviv: 308–401.

Sapir-Hen, L., Martin, M.A.S. and Finkelstein, I. 2022. Food Rituals and Their Social Significance in the Mid-second Millennium BCE: A View from Megiddo. In: Finkelstein, I. and Martin, M.A.S., eds. Megiddo VI: The 2010–2014 Seasons (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 41). Tel Aviv: 452–466.

Martin, M.A.S. 2022. The MB III–LB IIB Pottery from Areas K (Levels K-10 to K-8) and H (Levels H-15 to H-13). In: Finkelstein, I. and Martin, M.A.S., eds. Megiddo VI: The 2010–2014 Seasons (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 41). Tel Aviv: 507–749.

Toffolo, M.B., Arie, E., Martin, M.A.S., Boaretto, E. and Finkelstein, I. 2022. The Absolute Chronology of Megiddo in the Late Bronze and Iron Ages: High-resolution Radiocarbon Dating. In: Finkelstein, I. and Martin, M.A.S., eds. Megiddo VI: The 2010–2014 Seasons (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 41). Tel Aviv: 1418–1437.

Weiner, S., Yahalom-Mack, N., Eliyahu-Behar, A., Martin, M.A.S. and Finkelstein, I. 2022. In Situ Iron I Bronzeworking in Area K: Lessons from an “Empty” Square. In: Finkelstein, I. and Martin, M.A.S., eds. Megiddo VI: The 2010–2014 Seasons (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 41). Tel Aviv: 1653–1660.

Yahalom-Mack, N., Eliyahu-Behar, A., Martin, M.A.S., Kleiman, A., Shahak-Gross, R., Homsher, R.S., Gadot, Y. and Finkelstein, I. 2022. Metalworking at Megiddo during the Late Bronze and Iron Ages. In: Finkelstein, I. and Martin, M.A.S., eds. Megiddo VI: The 2010–2014 Seasons (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 41). Tel Aviv: 1661–1686.

Martin, M.A.S. 2022. The Provenance of Philistine Pottery in Northern Canaan, with Focus on the Jezreel Valley. In: Finkelstein, I. and Martin, M.A.S., eds. Megiddo VI: The 2010–2014 Seasons (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 41). Tel Aviv: 1687–1778.

Martin, M.A.S. and Finkelstein, I. 2022. The Late Bronze Age. In: Finkelstein, I. and Martin, M.A.S., eds. Megiddo VI: The 2010–2014 Seasons (Monograph Series of the Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University 41). Tel Aviv: 1802–1812.

Levy, E., Finkelstein, I., Martin, M.A.S. and Piasetzky, E. 2022. The Date of Appearance of Philistine Pottery at Megiddo: A Computational Approach. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 387. https://doi.org/10.1086/719048

Martin, M.A.S. Forthcoming. The Egyptian Assemblage at Tel Serac: In: E. Oren, Excavations at Tel Serac.

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