Israel Finkelstein is the Jacob Alkow Professor of the Archaeology of Israel in the Bronze and Iron Ages at Tel Aviv University. He is a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and a ‘correspondant étranger’ of the French Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres.
Finkelstein is the Laureate of the Dan David Prize in the Past Dimension, Archaeology, 2005. In 2009 he was named Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture and in 2010 received a doctorate Doctorate honoris causa from the University of Lausanne. Finkelstein is the winner of the Prix Delalande Guérineau (2014), awarded by the Institut de France, l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres.
Finkelstein is the Director of the Megiddo Expedition. In 2009-2014 he co-directed the European Research Council-funded project titled “Reconstructing Ancient Israel: The Exact and Life Sciences Perspective”.
Download Israel Finkelstein’s latest book (free access) – The Forgotten Kingdom: The Archaeology and History of Northern Israel: http://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/9781589839106dwld_txt.pdf
Tel Aviv University Personal Page: http://humanities.tau.ac.il/segel/fink2/
The Megiddo Expedition: http://megiddo.tau.ac.il