Paula Wapnish Hesse

Dr. Paula Wapnish Hesse holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University (1984) in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, but has spent most of her academic career as a zooarchaeologist. She has worked on, and published widely on, animal bone collections from Turkey, Lebanon, Iran, Yemen, and Israel. She was the zooarchaeologist at the Leon Levy Excavations to Ashkelon from 1985 to 2016, and currently serves that position at the Tel Shimron Excavations. Hesse is the editor [with Justin Lev-Tov and Alan Gilbert] of The Wide Lens in Archaeology: Honoring Brian Hesse’s Contributions to Anthropological Archaeology (Lockwood Press, 2017). Her latest publications include a catalog of Worked Ivory and Bone (pp. 651-662) and Faunal Remains (with Deirdre Fulton, pp. 705-726) in Ashkelon 7: The Iron Age I (Lawrence E. Stager, Daniel M. Master, and Adam Aja, editors. Eisenbrauns, University Park, PA, 2020). She is currently working on a comprehensive catalogue of the bone and ivory tools from Ashkelon, Israel and a book-length treatment with Deirdre N. Fulton on the Persian and Early Hellenistic period dog burials.

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April 16, 2021

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