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Tom Levy

Tom Levy is Distinguished Professor, and inaugural holder of the Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands at the University of California, San Diego.  He is the founder and co-director of the Center for Cyber-Archaeology at the Qualcomm Institute.   


Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holder of an honorary doctorate from Charles University (Czech Republic), Levy is a widely published Levantine field archaeologist with interests in the role of technology, especially early mining and metallurgy, on the evolution of societies, especially in eastern Mediterranean.  Most recently, Levy focuses on marine archaeology and paleoenvironmental change during the Neolithic to Classical periods off the Carmel coast in Israel with the University of Haifa where he is a research associate.

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