Department of Zoology

Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv 69978

Israel

baryosef@post.tau.ac.il

Phone +972-3-6409042
 

Additional affiliations

·        Senior researcher, The Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies, University of Haifa (since 2007).

·        Associate, Peabody Museum for Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, U.S.A. (since 1990).

 

Main research interests

·        Archaeozoology of molluscs

·        Environmental reconstruction based on malacological assemblages

·        Marine resources exploitation

·        Technological innovations of shell and stone beads

·        Beads as reflecting human cognitive abilities

·        Past economies based on trade and exchange networks and shellfish consumption

 

Education
2000-2002  Post-doctorate, Department of Anthropology, Peabody Museum, Harvard
              University (sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the  American School
              of Prehistoric research). Supervisors: Prof. D.R. Pilbeam and Prof. C.C. Lamberg-
              Karlovsky.
2000    Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Ph.D. in Archaeology.

1989    Hebrew University of Jerusalem, M.A. in Prehistoric Archaeology.

1980    Hebrew University of Jerusalem, B.A. in Geography and Archaeology

 

 

Scholarships and grants
2010     University of Haifa Research Authority Prize
2007     CARE Archaeological Foundation: Insight into Hunter-Gatherers’ Life: The Role of
               Dentalium Shells in Late Epipalaeolithic Sites of the Levant.
2005-8  Israel Science Foundation: The Emergence of Stone Beads at the Dawn of
               Farming: Raw Materials, Technology, Chronology and Exchange.
2003-5  Ministry of Absoption, State of Israel. Absorption in Science program.

2001-2  Wenner-Gren Foundation Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship.

1998     Travel Award from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for participation in ASWA
               conference
1992-5; 2001   American School of Prehistoric Research - Shells of Çayönü, Turkey.

1991     Irene Levi-Sala Care Archaeological Foundation - Grant for study of Neolithic Shell
              Assemblages.
1990     Irene Levi-Sala Care Archaeological Foundation - Grant for study of Harifian Shell 
              Assemblages.
 

Employment and teaching
2010 – present Coordinator, Israel Taxonomy Initiative, Tel Aviv University.
2008 – present Researcher, Natural History Collections, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv
                         University.
2003 – 2011  Adjunct lecturer, Department of Maritime Civilizations, University of Haifa.
                        Courses taught:
                        Shells and Molluscs in the archaeological record

                        Introduction to Malacology

                        Introduction to Maritime Civilizations

                        Scientific writing

2010 – 2011 Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Shells and
                        Molluscs in the archaeological record
2007               Marine Sciences Program, Ruppin Academic Center: Shells and Molluscs in
                        the archaeological record.
2004               Institute of Archaeology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Beads and
                        Ornaments: Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives.
2000 – 2001  Harvard University Extension School: Archaeology of the Holy Land.

2000               Consultation, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Shell identification of Native
                         American jewelry.
1996 – 2002  Associate, Peabody Museum, Harvard University.

1994 – 1995  Researcher, Scientific division, Israel Antiquities Authority, Jerusalem.

1993 – 1994  Assistant curator, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.

1992 – 1993  Cataloguer, Judaica Department, Harvard College Library.

1981                Israel Youth Hostel Association - Excursions coordinator.

1980                Research Assistant in Historical Geography, to Prof. Ruth Kark, Hebrew
                         University of Jerusalem.
1979                Assistant in Archaeometry Laboratory, to Prof. Isidore Perlman, Hebrew
                         University of Jerusalem.
1975 – 1977  Israel Defense Forces (compulsory service), instructor.


Participation in conferences - *invited
2010    Annual meeting of the Israel Prehistoric Society. Paper presented: Research of  
             Mollusc shells at Çatalhöyük, Turkey.
2010    ICAZ (International Council for Archaeo-Zoology), Paris. Oral Presentation:
             Technological changes in shell bead production in the Levant. Posters: The Micro-
             Fresh Water Mollusc Remains from Çatalhöyük, Turkey, with B.A. Gumus;
             Scaphopod shells in the Natufian Culture, with A. Kurzawska and H.K. Mienis.
2010*  ICAANE: International Conference on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East.
             Participated in Workshop: Beads and Personal Ornaments in the Ancient Near
             East: Technologies, Styles, Social Significance. Paper Presented: Between
             Superstition and Science: Beads of Foragers, Farmers, and Pastoralists in the
             Levant.
2010    The Thirty Sixth Archaeological Conference in Israel. Paper presented: Beads in
             Farming Societies and their meaning.
2009*  The Natufian Culture in the Levant II, Paris: Three papers: Daniella Bar-Yosef
             Mayer, Naomi Porat, and Mina Weinstein-Evron : Natufian green stone pendants
             from el-Wad: characteristics and cultural implications; Irit Zohar and Daniella E.
             Bar-Yosef Mayer: Aquatic exploitation by the Natufian's in light of recent finds from
             Eynan. Aldona Kurzawska, Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer and Henk K. Mienis:
             Scaphopod shells in the Natufian Culture.
2009    Annual meeting of the Israeli Association for Aquatic Sciences. Mikhmoret.
             Paper presented: The aquatic resources of the Natufian culture.
2009*  Bead technology workshop, British Museum, London. Paper presented: Shell Bead
             Technology from the Palaeolithic through the Iron Age in the Levant.
2008    Annual meeting of the Israel Prehistoric Society. Paper presented: The Middle  
             Palaeolithic Shell Beads of Qafzeh Cave, Israel
2008*  Workshop: Shell Energy: Prehistoric Coastal Resource Strategies in Dakar,      
             Senegal. Paper presented: Late Stone Age Shell Middens on the Red Sea Coast 
             of Eritrea.
2008*  Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada. Paper presented: Natufian
             Symbolism and Plant Domestication: A View from Stone Beads.
2008    ICAZ (International Council for Archaeo-Zoology) Archaeomalacology Work Group,
             Santander, Spain. Paper presented: Shells and Ochre in Middle Paleolithic Qafzeh
             Cave, Israel: Indications for Modern Behavior.
2007    ASOR (American Schools of Oriental Research) meeting, San Diego, California.
             Paper presented: Early Neolithic Stone Beads of Gilgal.
2007*  Society for American Archaeology, Austin, Texas. Paper presented: The Shell
             Beads of Ayn Abu Nukheyla.
2006    Annual Meeting of the Israel Prehistoric Society. Paper presented: The Stone
             Beads of Gilgal.
2006*  Techniques and People: anthropological perspectives on technology in the
             archaeology of the proto-historic and early historic periods in the Southern Levant.
             Jerusalem: Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem. Paper presented:
             Steatite Beads in the Chalcolithic of the Levant: Long Distance Trade and
             Mode of Production.
2006    ICAZ (International Council for Archaeo-Zoology), Mexico City. Paper Presented:
             Mediterranean, Red Sea, and Nilotic Shell Artifacts in the Levant: Their place
             between Egypt and Mesopotamia of the Bronze Age.
2006*  ICAANE: International Conference on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East.
             Participated in Workshop on Trade in the Bronze Age. Paper Presented: Shell
             Artifacts in the Bronze Age of the Levant: Their Contribution to the Reconstruction of
             Trade and Exchange.
2006    Excavations and Researches in the North of Israel, University of Haifa. Paper  
             presented: Steatite beads from Chalcolithic Peqi’in.
2005*  EHIM: Early Human Impact on Megamollusks, Margarita Island, Venzuela. Paper
             presented: Mediterranean, Red Sea, and Nilotic Shell Artifacts in the Levant: Their
             place between Egypt and Mesopotamia of the Bronze Age.
2005*  Environmental Archaeology, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan. Paper presented:
             Shells in the archaeological record: Lachish as a case study.
2005    ICAZ (International Council for Archaeo-Zoology) Archaeomalacology Work Group,
             Gainesville, Florida. Paper presented: Interpreting Dentalium shells in the Levant.
2004    Israel Prehistoric Society, Jerusalem. Paper presented: Interpreting Dentalium
             shells in the Levant.
2004    Society for American Archaeology, Montreal, Canada. Paper presented: Interpreting
             Dentalium shells in the Levant.
2003* ASOR meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. Paper presented: Nawamis, Shells, and Early
             Bronze Age Pastoralism.
2002    ICAZ (International Council for Archaeo-Zoology), Durham UK. Session organizer:
              Archaeomalacology.
2002    ICAZ (International Council for Archaeo-Zoology), Durham UK. Session organizer:
             Archaeomalacology.
2002    ICAZ, Durham UK. Paper presented: From Statue Decoration to Floor           
             Foundation: The role of Glycymeris in the Levant.
2001    ASOR meeting, Broomfield CO. Paper presented: Trade in the Late Bronze and
             Iron Ages as Reflected by the Mollusc Shells of Lachish, Megiddo and Beth Shean.
2001    Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans, Louisiana.
2000    ASWA (Archaeozoology of Southwest Asia), Irbid, Jordan. Paper presented: The
             Shells of the nawamis in southern Sinai.
1999    ASOR meeting, Boston. Paper presented: Bangles, Food and Money: Mollusc
             Shells from the Archaeology of the Levant.
1999    Society for American Archaeology meetings, Chicago. Paper presented: The Early
             Neolithic Tribes in the Levant (co-authored with O. Bar-Yosef).
1998    ASWA (Archaeozoology of Southwest Asia), Paris. Paper presented: The       
             economic importance of molluscs in the Levant.
1998    Egyptian-Canaanite Interaction during the Fourth and Third Millennia B.C.
             Jerusalem. Paper presented: Egyptian-Canaanite Interaction during the Fourth
             and Third Millennia B.C.:The Shell Connection.

1996    Stone Bead Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

1995    21st Archaeological Congress, Jerusalem, Israel. Paper presented: Technology of
             Shell Working.

1993    Society for Ethnobiology, Boston, Massachusetts. Paper presented: The           
             economic role of shells in the Levant during the Neolithic and Early Bronze Ages.
1991    Society for American Archaeology, New Orleans, Louisiana.

1990    6th International Conference for Archaeozoology (ICAZ), Washington D.C.. Paper
             presented: A Neolithic Shell Bead Industry from Sinai.
1989* Natufian conference; Valbonne, France. Paper presented: Changes in the         
            selection of marine shells during the transition from the Natufian to the Neolithic.
1987   Shell Bead Conference, Rochester, New York. Paper presented: Late Paleolithic
            and Neolithic Marine shells in the southern Levant as cultural markers.
1986   5th International Conference for Archaeozoology (ICAZ), Bordeaux. Paper presented
             (with O. Bar-Yosef): Diachronic changes in shell use from the Upper Palaeolithic
             through the Chalcolithic in the Southern Levant.

1985    Society for American Archaeology, Denver, Colorado.

1982-1988       Annual meetings of the Israel Prehistoric Society.


List of Publications

 

Ph.D. Dissertation:

The Role of Shells in the Reconstruction of Socio-Economic Aspects of Neolithic through Early Bronze Age societies in Sinai. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1999.
 
M.A. thesis:

Marine Molluscs from Neolithic sites in Southern Sinai.  Institute of Archaeology. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 1989.


Edited volume
Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. (editor), 2005, Archaeomalacology: Molluscs in Former Environments of Human Behaviour. Oxbow Books, Oxford.
 
Peer-Reviewed Journais
1.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E, 2010, The Lessons of Dentalium Shells in the Levant. Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 40:219-228.

2.      Colonese, A., Mannino, M.A., Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., Fa, D.A., Finlayson, C.J., Lubell, D., Stiner, M.C. 2010, Marine Mollusc Exploitaion in Mediterranean Prehistory: An Overview. Quaternary International. Available on line: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2010.09.001

3.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E, 2010, Opportunities and continuities of shellfish gathering and their relationship to major steps in human evolution: A response to Jerardino. Pyrenae: Journal of Western Mediterranean Prehistory and Antiquity 41(2): 185-189.

4.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. and I. Zohar, 2010, The Role of Aquatic Resources in the Natufian Culture. Eurasian Prehistory 7(1):29-43.

5.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E.,Gümüş, B.A. and Y. İslamoğlu, 2010, Fossil hunting in the Neolithic: shells from the Taurus Mountains at Çatalhöyük, Turkey. Geoarchaeology 25(3): 375–392.  DOI:10.1002/gea.20311

6.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. and Beyin, A. 2009, Late Stone Age Shell Middens on the Red Sea Coast of Eritrea. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 4: 108-124.

7.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., Vandermeersch, B. and O. Bar-Yosef, 2009, Modern Behavior of Anatomically Modern Humans: Shells and ochre from Qafzeh Cave, Israel. Journal of Human Evolution. 56: 307–314.

8.      Nadel D., Lengyel G., Bocquentin F., Tsatskin A., Rosenberg D., Yeshurun R., Bar-Oz G., Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E., Beeri R., Conyers L., Filin S., Hershkovitz I., Kurzawska A., Weissbrod, L. 2008, The Late Natufian at Raqefet Cave: The 2006 Excavation Season. Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 38: 59-131.

9.       Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., 2008, Dentalium Shells Used by Hunter-Gatherers and Pastoralists in the Levant. Archaeofauna 17: 103-110.

10.  Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. and Naomi Porat, 2008, Green Stone Beads at the Dawn of Agriculture, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the U.S.A.105 (25) pp.8548-8551.

11.   Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., 2007, Archaeomalacological Research in Israel: The Current State of Research. Israel Journal of Earth Sciences 56(2-4): 191–206.

12.   Valla F. R., H. Khalaily, H. Valladas, E. Kaltnecker, F. Bocquentin, T. Cabellos, D. E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, G. Le Dosseur, L. Regev, V. Chu, S. Weiner, E. Boaretto, N. Samuelian, B. Valentin, S. Delerue, G. Poupeau, A. Bridault, R. Rabinovich, T. Simmons, I. Zohar, S. Ashkenazi, A. Delgado Huertas, B. Spiro, H. K. Mienis, A. M. Rosen, N. Porat, A. Belfer-Cohen, 2007, Les Fouilles de Ain Mallha (Eynan) de 2003 à 2005 : quatrième rapport préliminaire. Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 37: 135-383.

13.    Weinstein-Evron, Mina, Daniel Kaufman, Noga Bachrach, Guy Bar-Oz, Daniella E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, Sylvia Chaim, Dothan Druck, Iris Groman-Yaroslavski, Israel Hershkovitz, Nataly Liber, Danny Rosenberg, Alexander Tsatskin, and Lior Weissbrod, 2007, After 70 Years: New Excavations at the el-Wad Terrace, Mount Carmel, Israel. Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 37: 1-99.

14.   Bar-Oz, G., R. Bouchnik, E. Weiss, L. Weissbrod, D. E. Bar-Yosef Mayer and R. Reich 2007, "Holy Garbage”: A Quantitative Study of the City-Dump of EarlyRoman Jerusalem. Levant 39:1-12.

15.  Sivan, D., Potasman M., Almogi-Labin A., Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E., Spanier E. and E. Boaretto. 2006, The Glycymeris query along the coasts and shallow shelf of Israel, southeast Mediterranean. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 233 :134-148.

16.  Garfinkel, Y., Dag, D., Hesse, B., Wapnish, P., Rookis, D., Hartman, G., Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. and O. Lernau, 2005, Neolithic Ashkelon: Meat Processing and Early Pastoralism on the Mediterranean Coast. Eurasian Prehistory 3(1): 43-72.

17.  Lengyel, G., Nadel, D., Tsatskin A., Bar-Oz, G., Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E., Be’eri, R., and I. Hershkovitz 2005, Back to Raqefet Cave, Mount Carmel, Israel.  Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 35: 245-270.

18.  Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E., 2005, Pelecypod Beds Revisited: Glycymeris in Bronze Age Sites. Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 35: 45-52.

19.  Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., 2005, The Exploitation of Shells as Beads in the Palaeolithic and Neolithic of the Levant. Paléorient 31/1: 176-185.

20.  Kuhn, S.L., A. Belfer-Cohen, O. Barzilai, M.C. Stiner, K.W. Kerry, N. Munro, D.E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, 2004, The Last Glacial Maximum at Meged Rockshelter, Upper Galilee, Israel.  Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society. 34:5-47.

21.  Valla F.R., Khalaily H., Valladas H., Tinerat-Laborde N., Samuelian N., Bocquentin F., Rabinovich R., Bridault A., Simmons T., Le Dosseur G., Miller-Rosen A., Dubreuil L., Bar-Yosef Mayer D., Belfer-Cohen A., 2004, Les fouilles à Mallaha en 2000 et 2001 : 3ème rapport préliminaire. Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society.34:49-244.

22.  Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., N. Porat, Z. Gal, D. Shalem and H. Smithline, 2004, Steatite Beads at Peqi’in: Long Distance Trade and Pyro-Technology during the Chalcolithic of the Levant. Journal of Archaeological Science 31:493-502.

23.  Nadel, D., A. Tsatskin, D.E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, M. Belmaker, E. Boaretto, M.E.Kislev, I. Hershkovitz, R. Rabinovich, O. Simchoni, T. Simmons, E. Weiss, I. Zohar, G. Emmer, T. Ghraieb, U. Grinberg, P. Spivak, L. Weissbrod and Y.Zaidner, 2003, The Ohalo II 2001 Season of Excavation: A Preliminary Report. Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society  33: 9-36.

24.  Nadel D., A. Tsatskin, D.E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, M. Belmaker, E. Boaretto, M.E. Kislev, I. Hershkovitz, R. Rabinovich, T. Simmons, E. Weiss, I. Zohar, O. Asfur, G. Emmer, T. Ghraieb, U. Grinberg, H. Halabi, L. Weissbrod and Y. Zaidner,  2002, The Ohalo II 1999 - 2000 Seasons of Excavation: A Preliminary Report. Mitekufat Haeven, Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 32:17-48.

25.  Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. 1999, Mollusc Shells, in: A. Golani and E.C.M. van den Brink, Salvage Excvations at the Early Bronze Age IA Settlement of Azor. ‘Atiqot XXXVIII:1-49.

26.  Bar-Yosef, D.E. 1999, Marine Shells at Saflulim and Rosh Horesha (New Excavations): A Preliminary Report. Palestine Exploration Quarterly January-June:62-64.

27.  Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. 1997,  Horvat Galil and Nahal Bezet: The molluscs. Tel Aviv 24 (2):223-228.

28.  Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E., 1997, Neolithic Shell Bead Production in Sinai. Journal of Archaeological Science 24:97-111

29.  Goring-Morris, A.N., Y. Goren, L.K. Horwitz, I. Hershkovitz, R. Lieberman, J. Sarel and D. Bar-Yosef, 1994-5, The 1992 Season of Excavations at the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Settlement of Kefar HaHoresh. Mitekufat Haeven 26:74-121.

30.  Goring-Morris, A.N., Y. Goren, L.K. Horwitz, D. Bar-Yosef, I. Hershkovitz, 1995, Investigations at an Early Neolithic Settlement in the Lower Galilee: results of the 1991 season at Kefar HaHoresh. ‘Atiqot 28:37-62.

31.  Hovers E., L.K. Horwitz, D.E. Bar-Yosef and C. Cope-Miyashiro, 1988, The site of Urkan-e-Rub IIa, A Case Study of Subsistence and Mobility Patterns in the Kebaran period in the Lower Jordan Valley. Mitequfat Ha'Even 21:20-48.

32.  Bar-Yosef D.E. and J. Heller, 1987, Mollusca from Yiftah'el, Lower Galilee, Israel. Paléorient 13(1):131-135.
 
Peer Reviewed Conference Proceeding
33.   Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E., 2005, An Introduction to Archaeomalacology. In: Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. (editor), Archaeomalacology: Molluscs in Former Environments of Human Behaviour. Oxbow Books, Oxford. Pp. 1-4.
34.   Bar-Yosef, O. and D.E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, 2002, Early Neolithic Tribes in the Levant. In: The Archaeology of Tribal Societies. Edited by W.A. Parkinson. International Monographs in Prehistory, Ann Arbor, MI. pp. 340-371.
 
Excavation Reports
1.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. and B.A. Gümüs, 2011, Mollusc Shells at Çatalhöyük: Insights from the 2010 Study Season.http://www.catalhoyuk.com/archive_reports/

2.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., 2010, Chapter 14: Shell Assemblages of the Gilgal sites. In Gilgal: Early Neolithic Occupations in the Lower Jordan Valley, The Excavations of Tamar Noy. Edited by O. Bar-Yosef, A.N. Goring-Morris and A. Gopher. Brill, Boston. pp. 239-243.

3.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., 2010, Chapter 13: The Stone Beads of the Gilgal Sites. In Gilgal: Early Neolithic Occupations in the Lower Jordan Valley, The Excavations of Tamar Noy. Edited by O. Bar-Yosef, A.N. Goring-Morris and A. Gopher. Brill, Boston. pp. 223-237.

4.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., 2010, Shell archive report 2009: Part I: Marine, fossil, and freshwater artifacts. http://www.catalhoyuk.com/archive_reports/

5.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., 2008, Mollusc Shells and Barnacles. In: Neolithic Ashkelon by Y. Garfinkel and D. Dag. Qedem 47: 269-270.

6.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. and B.A. Gümüs, 2008, Shell archive report 2008 http://www.catalhoyuk.com/archive_reports/

7.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. 2007, Shell trade at Kadesh Barnea. In: Excavations at Kadesh Barnea (Tell el-Qudeirat) 1976 – 1982 by Rudolph Cohen and Hannah Bernick-Greenberg. Israel Antiquities Authority Reports 34/1:273-283.

8.      Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E. 2006, Mollusc shells from Tel Batash. In N. Panitz-Cohen and A. Mazar (Eds.), Timnah (Tel Batash) III: The  Finds from the Second Millennium BCE Qedem 45:315-318.

9.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. and I. Baruch, 2006, Mollusc Shells, In: Megiddo IV: The 1998-2002 Seasons, edited by I. Finkelstein, D. Ussishkin and B. Halpern. Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology, Tel Aviv. Pp. 497-504.

10.  Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. 2006, Marine and Riverine Shells at Gilat. In: Levy, T. E. Ed. Archaeology, Anthropology and Cult: The Sanctuary at Gilat, Israel. London: Equinox. Pp. 320-326.

11.  Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E., 2006, Construction and Trade: The Shells from Tel Beth-Shean, in Excavations at Tel Beth-Shean 1989-1996, Volume I.  From the Late Bronze Age IIB to the Medieval Period, by Amihai Mazar. Israel Exploration Society, Jerusalem. Pp. 711-722.

12.  Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., 2004 Section C: The Mollusc Shells. In: D. Ussishkin (ed.). The Renewed Archaeological Excavations at Lachish  (1973-1994). Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology, Monograph Series 22, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv. Vol. V pp.2490-2503.

13.  Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., 2003, A Third Shell Assemblage from Abu Ghosh. In: Khalaily, H. and O. Marder, The Neolithic Site of Abu Ghosh, The 1995 Excavations. IAA Reports 19: 73-74.

14.  Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., 2003, Mollusc Shells and Shell Beads. In: I. Beit-Arieh,  Archaeology of Sinai: The Ophir Expedition. Tel Aviv, Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology: 229-241.

15.  Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E., 2003, Shell beads, freshwater clams and landsnails at Tel Qashish. In: A. Ben-Tor, R. Bonfil and S. Zuckerman, Tel Qashish: A Village in the Valley of Jezreel. Report of the Archaeological Excavations (1978-1987),  Israel Exploration Society, Jerusalem. Qedem Reports 5:415-423.

16.  Bar-Yosef Mayer D., 2002, Chapter 7: The Shell Pendants. Kissufim Road: A Chalcolithic Mortuary Site, Edited by Y. Goren and  P.  Fabian. Israel Antiquities Authority Reports 16. Jerusalem. pp.49-52

17.  Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. 2000, Appendix IV: A Shell from Horvat ‘Eleq, In: Ramat Hanadiv Excavations by Y. Hirschfeld. Israel Exploration Society, Jerusalem. pp. 749.

18.  Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. 2000, Chapter 16: Mollusc Shells, In: Megiddo III: The 1992-1996 Seasons, edited by I. Finkelstein, D. Ussishkin and B. Halpern. Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology, Tel Aviv University. pp. 478-486

19.  Bar-Yosef, D. 1999, Shells from Three Middle Bronze Age I Sites in the Negev Highlands, In: Ancient Settlement of the Central Negev, edited by R. Cohen. Israel Antiquities Authority, vol. I:322-326 (in Hebrew).

20.  Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. 1997, The Marine shells of Yiftah'el Areas A and B. In: Yiftah'el: Salvage and Rescue Excavations at a Prehistoric Village in Lower Galilee, Israel. Edited by E. Braun. Israel Antiquities Authority Reports  2:200-202.

21.  Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E., 1997, Miscellaneous Finds: The Marine Shells from Netiv Hagdud. In: An Early Neolithic Village in the Jordan Valley, Part I: The Archaeology of Netiv Hagdud. Edited by O. Bar-Yosef and A. Gopher. American School of Prehistoric Research Bulletin 43:189-192.

22.  Bar-Yosef, D.E. 1995, The Molluscs from Grar. In:  Grar - A Chalclolithic site in the Northern Negev. Edited by Isaac Gilead. Ben Gurion University of the Negev Press. Beer Sheva. pp. 453-462.

23.  Bar-Yosef, D.E. 1994, The Marine Shells. In: Le Gisement de Hatoula en Judée occidentale, Israël. Edited by Monique Lechevallier and Avraham Ronen. Memoires et travaux de centre de recherche Français de Jérusalem. No. 8. Association Paléorient, Paris. pp. 233-238.

24.  Heller J. and D. Bar-Yosef, 1985, Molluscs from the Excavation at Sde Boqer. In: Sde Boqer and the Central Negev, 7th-8th century AD, by Y.D. Nevo, Jerusaelm. p. 33.
 
Conference Proceedings
1.      Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E., and N. Porat, 2010, Glazed Steatite Paste Beads in the Chalcolithic of the Levant: Long Distance Trade and Manufacturing Processes. In Techniques and People: anthropological perspectives on technology in the archaeology of the proto-historic and early historic periods in the Southern Levant, edited by S.A. Rosen and V. Roux. Jerusalem: Centre de Recherche Français de Jérusalem. De Boccard publishers. pp. 111-123.

2.      Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E., 2008, Mediterranean, Red Sea and Nilotic Shell Artifacts in the Levant: Indicators of Trade Routes in the Bronze Age. In: Early Human Impact on Megamollusks, edited by Andrzej Antczak and Roberto Cipriani. British Archaeological Reports. Oxford: Archaeopress. pp. 197-208.

3.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. 2005, Shells in the archaeological record: Lachish as a case study. In: Environmental Archaeology, edited by A. Faust and O. Ackerman. Bar-Ilan University. Pp. 105-115. Hebrew.

4.      Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E., 2002,  The Shells of the Nawamis in Southern Sinai. In: Archaeozoology of the Near East V. Edited by H. Buitenhuis, A. Choyke, M. Mashkour and A.H. Al-Shiyab. ARC- Publicatie 62, Groningen. pp. 166-180.

5.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., 2002,  Egyptian-Canaanite Interaction during the Fourth and Third Millennia B.C.: The Shell Connection. In: Egypt and the Levant: Interrelations from the 4th through the Early 3rd Millennium B.C.E. Edited by E.C.M. van den Brink and T.E. Levy. Continuum, London. pp. 129-135.

6.      Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E. 2000, The Economic Importance of Molluscs in the Levant. In:  Archaeozoology of the Near East IV A: proceedings of the fourth International Symposium on the Archaeozoology of Southwestern Asia and Adjacent Areas. Edited by M. Mashkour, A.M. Choyke, H. Buitenhuis, and F. Poplin. ARC Publicatie 32, Groningen. pp. 218-227.

7.      Bar-Yosef D.E.,1991, Changes in the selection of marine shells during the transition from the Natufian to the Neolithic. In The Natufian Culture in the Levant. Edited by F. Valla and O. Bar-Yosef. International Monographs in Prehistory, Ann Arbor. pp.629-636.

8.      Crabtree P.J., D.V. Campana, A. Belfer-Cohen and D.E. Bar-Yosef,1991, First Results of the Excavations at Salibiya I, Lower Jordan Valley.In The Natufian Culture in the Levant. Edited by F. Valla and O. Bar-Yosef. Monographs in Prehistory, Ann Arbor. pp.161-172.

9.      Bar-Yosef D.E., 1989, Late Paleolithic and Neolithic Marine shells in the southern Levant as cultural markers. In: Proceedings of the 1986 Shell Bead Conference. Edited by C.F. Hayes and L. Ceci. Rochester Museum and Science Center. Research Records 20:169-174.
 
Encyclopedia Entries

10.  Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E., 2008, Invertebrate Analysis, In Encyclopedia of Archaeology, edited by Deborah Pearsall. Oxford: Elsevier. Pp. 1560-1565.

11.  Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E., 2001, Shells, Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy

         Land, Revised and Updated edition. Edited by A. Negev and S. Gibson. Continuum, New York. p. 462.
 

Papers in edited volumes

12.  Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., 2002, The Use of Mollusc Shells by Fisher-Hunter-Gatherers at Ohalo II. In Ohalo II: A 23,000 Year Old Fisher-Hunter-Gatherers’ Camp on the Shore of the Sea of Galilee. Edited by D. Nadel. Reuben and Edith Hecht Museum, University of Haifa, Haifa. pp. 39-41 (Hebrew and English).

13.  Horwitz, Liora Kolska , Eitan Tchernov, Henk K. Mienis, Dalia Hakker-Orion and  Daniella E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, 2002, The Archaeozoology of Three Early Bronze Age Sites in Nahal Besor, north-western Negev. In Quest of Ancient Settlements and Landscapes: Archaeological Studies in Honour of Ram Gophna. Edited by E. van den Brink and E. Yannai. Ramot Publishing, Tel Aviv.  pp.107-133.

14.  Özdogan, M., A. Özdogan, D. Bar-Yosef and W. Van Zeist, 1993, Çayönü kazisi ve güneydogu analolu karma projesi: 30 yillik genel bir degerlendirme. Kazi sonuçlari toplantisi I. 24-28 Mayis 1993, Ankara. T.C. Kültur bakanligi. pp. 103-122. In Turkish.

 

Book Reviews

15.  Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., 2010, Book Review: Laurie, Eva M. 2008. An Investigation of the Common Cockle (Cerastoderma edule (L)): Collection practices at the kitchen midden sites of Norsminde and Krabbesholm, Denmark. Environmental Archaeology  15(1):96-97.

 

Papers in non-refereed journals

16.  Mienis, H.K., Ben-David Zaslow, R., and D.E. Bar-Yosef Mayer, 2006, Glycymeris in the Levant Sea 1. Finds of Recent Glycymeris insubrica in the South East Corner of the Mediterranean Sea. Triton 13 : 5-9.

17.  Bar-Yosef Mayer D.E., 2003, On the Practicalities of Shell Analysis. The Archaeo+Malacology Group Newsletter 3:2-4. http://www.archaeomalacology.com/

18.  Bar-Yosef Mayer, D. 1999, Shells from Archaeological Contexts in Israel. Qadmoniot XXXII(117):45-51 (in Hebrew).