Amnon Ben-Tor, is professor (emeritus) at the Institute of Archaeology, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He has worked at Hazor as an area supervisor under Yigael Yadin in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Since 1990 he has been the director of the “Selz Foundation Hazor Excavations in Memory of Yigael Yadin.”
Amnon is the editor of Hazor III-IV (text), and a co-editor of Hazor V, Hazor VI, and Hazor VII. He is also the author of the recently published popular book “Hazor Canaanite Metropolis, Israelite City”.
Shlomit Bechar joined the excavations in 2007 and was assistant to the field director in the excavation seasons of 2007 and 2008. She has worked as an area supervisor since 2009, and since 2015 she is also the co-director of the excavations.
Shlomit received her PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2019. She currently holds a post-doc position at the Haifa Center for Mediterranean History in the University of Haifa. She is a co-author of Hazor VII, and is currently preparing the publication of the Middle and Late Bronze Age remains (Area M) at Hazor.
Deborah (Deby) Sandhaus
Deborah (Deby) Sandhaus joined the excavations in 1990. She was an assistant to the field supervisor in 1991, and an area supervisor in the years 1992-1994 and 1997-2002. In 2007 she was in charge of find registration.
Debby is a Ph.D candidate at Tel Aviv University. She is co-author of Hazor VI and Hazor VII, and is currently preparing the publication of the late Iron Age and Persian Period remains (Area M) at Hazor.
Manuel (Manolo) Cimadevilla
Manuel (Manolo) Cimadevilla grew up in Spain and came to Israel in 1992. He joined the Tel Hazor excavations in 1990 and worked as an area supervisor in the years 1992- 2001 and 2004. From 2005 he has been the photographer and the database administrator of the expedition.
Manolo finished his M.A. in Semitic studies at Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 1992, and received a B.A. in archaeology at the Hebrew University in 1997. His interests include the use of computers in archaeology, database management, photography and web design. Manolo is currently preparing the publication of the Iron Age remains (Area M) at Hazor.