John E. Berg, MA

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John Berg

John has been with Far Western since 1988 (with a brief hiatus from 1995 – 1999) and serves as a Senior Archaeologist and Field Director. John’s personal area of interest is desert archaeology in the American West, and the archaeology of Israel and the Levant. In addition to directing field efforts at Far Western, he has spent significant time excavating abroad. His overseas work has focused on Tel Dor, Israel, where he served on the senior staff as Project Architect, Site Stratigrapher, and Senior Field Archaeologist from 1981 to 2006. In addition, he has made significant contributions to the work at World Heritage sites at Harappa, Pakistan, and Kebara Cave, Israel, and to the important Homo erectus site, Gesher Benot Ya’aqov, Israel.

 

Inventory
Evaluation and Testing
Effects Mitigation
Geoarchaeology
Sensivity and Constraints
Environmental Planning Support
GIS and Cartography
Monitoring
Public Outreach and Interpretation

John’s Project Highlights

John’s Featured Publications

McGuire, Kelly R., William R. Hildebrandt, Amy J. Gilreath, Jerome H. King, and John E. Berg

2013

The Prehistory of Gold Butte: A Virgin River Hinterland, Clark County, Nevada. University of Utah Anthropological Papers No. 127. Salt Lake City, Utah.

Eliyahu-Behar, Adi, Lior Regev, Sana Shilstein, Steve Weiner, Yiftah Shalev, Ilan Sharon, and John E. Berg

2009

Identifying a Roman Casting Pit at Tel Dor, Israel: Integrating Field and Laboratory Research. Journal of Field Archaeology 34(2):135-151.

Berna, Francesco, Adi Behar, Ruth Shahack-Gross, John E. Berg, Elisabetta Boaretto, Ayelet Gilboa, Ilan Sharon, Yiftah Shalev, Sariel Shilstein, Naama Yahalom-Mack, Jeffrey R. Zorn, and Steve Weiner

2007

Sediments Exposed to High Temperatures: Reconstructing Pyrotechnological Processes in Late Bronze and Iron Age Strata at Tel Dor (Israel). Journal of Archaeological Science 34(3):358-373.

John’s Awards

J. Paul Getty Trust

2003

Three-year research fellowship.

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