|Born||23 September 1967
|Institutions||Ministry of Culture|
|Known for||Coordinator of archaeological research and excavations in Lebanon, at the Directorate General of Antiquities|
Assaad Seif (born 23 September 1967) is a Lebanese archaeologist and Associate Professor in Archaeology at the Lebanese University. Former Head of the Scientific Departments and coordinator of archaeological research and excavations in Lebanon, at the Directorate General of Antiquities in Beirut.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Professional Affiliations
- 3 Career
- 4 Archaeological Field Work
- 5 Research Projects
- 6 Research topics and areas of specialization
- 7 Conservation Skills and Experience
- 8 Teaching Experience
- 9 Professional Presentations
- 10 Special training and seminars
- 11 Other Interests
- 12 Bibliography
- 13 References
- 14 External links
Educated at the College Mont La Salle in Ain Saadeh, Seif drove a red cross ambulance during the Lebanese Civil War and took shelter in the National Museum of Beirut when under attack in 1990. In that year he studied for a Bachelor of Arts in Arts and Archaeology at the Lebanese University, Faculty of Human Sciences Section II - Fanar, where in 1995 he was awarded a Master of Arts in Archaeology with a thesis entitled "Catalogue and analysis of the collection of Pre-classic pottery belonging to Walid Jumblatt in the Museum of Beit ed-dîne". He was awarded his PhD in Archaeology from the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne in 2010 for a work entitled "The Spatial Dynamics and the Pottery of the Syro-Palestinian Corridor from the Neolithic to the Middle Bronze Age : The Case of the ʿAkkār". The thesis intended to propose a new approach to the study of the settlement patterns of the ʿAkkār. It aimed to explain the cultural relations of this territory with its regional entourage as well as the interaction between Man and environment in the southern part of the plain from the Neolithic to the Middle Bronze II. The research was structured around three major research axis. The first dealt with the analysis of the ceramic material surveyed in the southern part of the plain in 1997 and 1999 in order to learn the technological, cultural and chronological aspects of this material. Through the parallels, it also aimed to sketch a model of the cultural contacts throughout the region. The second focused on the palaeo-environmental data in order to understand the paleoclimate of the region in general, and the plain in particular with its geomorphology during the mentioned periods. The third axis, based on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), focused on the archaeology of the landscape taking into account the spatial dimension of the plain to better understand the interactions between the sites and their territory.
Upon a special request from the head of the Landscape Archaeology Department (Dr. Sander Van Der Leeuw) at the Sorbonne, he taught MA students in GIS applications in archaeology in 1999. It involved instructing the theories and methods of landscape archaeology applications through the use of GIS and individually instructing participants in the use of the software and how to apply GIS analysis algorithms to data sets prepared during the courses. He has worked on numerous excavations and was scientific director of more than twenty urban excavations mainly around Beirut. He has coordinated and assisted many scientific research projects in specialist fields such as Archaeo-seismology and Geoarchaeology in North Lebanon, along with collaborations with the UNESCO office in Beirut and the DGA.
During his work at the DGA, Seif has coordinated many scientific research projects in collaboration with the Lebanese National Center for Scientific Research (CNRSL) and also directed other research projects dealing with geophysical surveys and heritage management. Lately he has coordinated a project focused on the preventive conservation of Baalbek site and monuments through the use of new technologies, mainly laser scanning, in the aim to develop an integrated risk preparedness strategy for the site. He has two assistant professor positions in two universities, teaching a “History of Architecture” course at NDU (College Notre Dame De Louaize - Zouk Mosbeh) Architecture Department. He also teaches “pottery technology” and “history of the archaeological research in Lebanon” courses at the Lebanese University Archaeology Department.
Assaad Seif has been an Honorary Senior Research Associate in the Institute of Archaeology, University College London since September 2010 and a Member of American Schools of Oriental Research since February 2010. He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of CMAS, a British publication dealing with the conservation and management of archaeological sites. He has also been a member of ICOM since 2004. Between 1998 and 2000 he was a member of the CAA (Computer Applications in Archaeology) Steering Committee and between 1998 and 1999 a member of the CCD-Lebanon (Committee for Combating Desertifcation) under the auspices of the Ministry of Agriculture.
Since May 1996, Seif has been an Archaeologist at the Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA) within the Lebanese Ministry of Culture. Between 1999 and 2000 (August 1999 - February 2000) he was acting General Director of the DGA. In January 2007 he was appointed Director and coordinator of the archaeological excavations and research projects in Lebanon (Ministry of Culture, DGA). During 2004 he was Director of the Geophysical Surveying Unit at the Ministry of Culture, DGA and since 2003 was Heritage Management Director and coordinator of the archaeological excavations of the Beirut city center. In 2003 he became Coordinator of the IT training of the DGA personnel and between 2002 and 2008 was put in charge of the automation project of the DGA (in collaboration with Office of the Minister of State for Administrative Reform (Lebanon)). Since 2001 he has been responsible for the GIS Archaeological Map of Lebanon and Coordinator of the Archaeological Map of Tyre. Between 2001-2003, he was Coordinator of the CEDRE project on behalf of the Directorate General of Antiquities. In 2000 he became a member of the committee designated by the Prime Minister for restructuring the Directorate General of Antiquities. Between April 1999 and February 2000 he was also in charge of the international archaeological missions in the DGA. In 1999 he was Cultural Heritage specialist representing Lebanon during the Twenty-third session of the UNESCO World Heritage Bureau (10 July 1999) and the 3rd extraordinary session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Paris UNESCO headquarters (12 July 1999). In 1999 he became a member of the Committee designated by the Minister of Culture for the preparation of the 14th of September UNESCO Day in Byblos. In 1999 he was a member of the Committee designated by the Minister of Culture for the evaluation of the historic buildings in Beirut. Also in 1999 he was delegated by the Minister of Culture to represent the DGA in the Delft University of Technology workshop on a Byblos Heritage Management plan with the Collaboration of UNESCO World Heritage Center. Between 1997 and 1998 he was appointed Regional Co-director of the Heritage Management section in South Lebanon and between 1996 and 1997 as Regional Co-director of the Heritage Management section in North Lebanon at the Ministry of Culture, DGA.
Archaeological Field Work
- 2010 - 2011 : Scientific Director of more than 20 urban excavations in Beirut.
- 2008-2009 : Scientific Director of an urban excavation of a Roman-Byzantine residential Complex (1st – 6th Century AD) in Jemmayzeh, Beirut Lebanon.
- 2008-2009 : Scientific Director of an urban excavation of a Roman-Byzantine Bath Complex (1st – 6th Century AD) and a prehistoric site (Late Paleolithic – Neolithic) in Jemmayzeh Area, Beirut Lebanon.
- 2008 : Scientific Director of an urban excavation of a Roman cemetery (1st - 3rd Century A.D.) and a 4th millennium B.C. site in Ashrafieh, Beirut Lebanon.
- 2007 : Scientific Director of an urban excavation of a Roman Funerary Complex (1st - 3rd Century A.D.) and a prehistoric site (Late Paleolithic – Neolithic) in Ras el Nabea Area, Beirut Lebanon.
- 2007 : Scientific Director of an urban excavation of a Roman Funerary Complex (1st - 3rd Century A.D.) in Tabaris, Beirut Lebanon.
- 2006 - 2007 : Scientific Director of the archaeological excavations implemented within the framework of the road infrastructure works of the under path project in Adlieh-Mathaf, Beirut Lebanon.
- 2006 : Scientific Director of an urban excavation of a Roman Cemetery (1st – 3rd Century A.D.) in Ashrafieh (rue du Liban), Beirut, Lebanon.
- 2005-2006 : Scientific Director of an urban excavation of a Roman Cultic Complex (1st Century B.C. – 4th Century A.D.) in Jemmayzeh, Beirut Lebanon.
- 2004 : (August) Director of a rescue excavation of a Persian (5th century BC) hypogeum in Saida South Lebanon.
- 2003 : (February) Rescue excavation at Hermel in the Beqaa Valley (Excavation Director).
- 2002 : Supervision of Electricity infrastructure works and rescue excavation in Ashrafieh, Beirut (Excavation Supervisor).
- 2001 : (January) Rescue excavation of a Roman cemetery in Ashrafieh, Beirut (Excavation Director).
- 2001 : Supervision of water infrastructure works and rescue excavation in Baalbeck (Excavation Supervisor).
- 2000 : (October) Rescue excavation of a Roman hypogeum at Manara in the Beqaa Valley (Excavation Director).
- 2000 : (April) Rescue excavation of a Roman Tomb in Sin el Fil, Beirut (Excavation Director).
- 1998 : Section drawing and Archaeological sampling in the Archaeological site of Byblos – Lebanon (In the context of PhD project).
- 1996 - 1998 : Inspector of Public works from the behalf of the general directorate of Antiquities and Director of rescue excavations in North & south Lebanon.
- 1995 (November) Pompeu Fabra University Excavations at cerro de villar – Guadalhorce (Málaga) Spain, Iron Age Site (Excavation Assistant).
- 1994 - 1996 : (23 Months) AUB/ACRE Excavations in Beirut city Center, (Bey006-Souks Area) (Excavation supervisor), Area supervisor, IT Officer, GIS Analysis, EDM/Topographic surveying.
- 1993 : (October - December) Excavations in Beirut city Center (Bey 003-Rivoly Area) (Excavation supervisor).
- 1993 (July - August) 9th campaign of the AUB Museum excavations in Tell Kazel Syria (Excavation supervisor, surveying, restoration).
- 1992 (July - August) 8th campaign of the AUB Museum excavations in Tell Kazel- Syria (Excavation supervisor, surveying, restoration).
- 1991 : (July - August) 7th campaign of the AUB Museum excavations in Tell Kazel- Syria (Excavation supervisor, surveying, restoration).
Assaad Seif has engaged in several research projects including the ARCHAEOMAP Project: A Multidisciplinary research Project with UNESCO and the EU in collaboration with the National Center of Scientific Research in Lebanon, CNRSL, focusing on archaeological management policies. He has also conducted an archaeological survey of the Bisri Valley (Awali (river) - south Lebanon) in collaboration with Warsaw University. Other projects include APAME, an Archaeo-seismology research project in collaboration with the European Community and the National Center of Scientific Research in Lebanon, CNRS, an archaeological and Geophysical survey project in the region of Tyre – South Lebanon. Since 1998 he has been working on the re-evaluation of archaeology and heritage assets of the archaeological site of Byblos (reconsideration of the stratigraphy of the site, re-evaluation of the documentation, building a global Geodatabase for the site, etc.). He has also been elaborating the archaeological digital map of Lebanon.
Research topics and areas of specialization
- Heritage Management, with experience in Heritage Administration and issues related to the governance of archaeological sites and projects.
- Classical History and Archaeology.
- Dissemination of cultural awareness, with special emphasis on the role of archaeology and heritage as a mean to enforce cultural identities.
- Ethnology and Anthropology studies.
- Archaeological Conservation.
- Pottery technology with emphasis on Levantine ceramics from the Neolithic to the Iron Age.
- Near Eastern Archaeology from Hunter Gatherers until the fall of the Byzantine Empire.
- Levantine archaeology with emphasis on Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age periods.
- Theory in archaeology and anthropology.
- Computer applications in archaeology.
- Geographical information systems GIS and satellite imagery applications in archaeology.
- Landscape archaeology.
- Underwater archaeology.
- Geophysical methods applied to archaeological research.
- 3D Laser scanning applied to archaeological research.
Conservation Skills and Experience
In 2005, Assaad Seif worked on a consultancy mission for the Qatar Islamic Museum project, commissioned by the Qatar Cultural Authority. Between 1992 and 1994 he was Site Director for the restoration of the iconostasis of the church “l'Eglise de la Mère de Dieu” at the Balamand Monastery (North Lebanon), in collaboration with Samir Rbeiz, architect and restorer in charge of the project. From 1991 to 1993 he was involved in restoration of ceramics at Tell Kazel. From 1986 to 1991 he was Assistant Conservator of Cultural Property (Paintings, Icones, frescoes, mosaics, pottery, stone, etc.), with Elie Abboud, previous chief of the section of restoration works at the Directorate General of Antiquities.
In 2011, Seif taught History of Architecture I (From Prehistory to the end of the Hellenistic Period) at NDU, Louaizé Architecture Department in the Spring 2011 Semester and Pottery in Archaeology at the Lebanese University, Faculty of Human Sciences IV, Archaeology Department along with Pottery Technology at the Faculty of Human Sciences II, Archaeology Department. In 1999 he taught GIS applications in Landscape Archaeology as a Teaching Assistant in two seminars organized for graduate students at the University of Paris I and researchers in archaeology at the CNRS - Montpellier – France, in collaboration with Dr. Zoran Stancic.
- 2011 : "The recent excavation and heritage management activities of the Directorate General of Antiquities of Lebanon" presented during the event "Archaeology, History and Cultural Heritage of Lebanon" organized by Lebanese Diaspora Overseas, Paris, 20 May 2011.
- 2011 : “Paradigm Shifts and the Politics of the Past in Lebanon: Urban Archaeology in the Making” Lecture presented during the Conference “Why Does the Past Matters” organized by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, 4–7 May 2011.
- 2011 : “Overview of the Lebanese Department of Antiquities Activities 2005-2010” Lecture presented at the Harvard Semitic Museum – Harvard University – USA; 3 May 2011.
- 2011 : “Protecting Baalbek’s Integrity – A Proposal for an Integrated Preparedness Strategy” Lecture presented during the Study Day organized by the Leuven University – Department of Architecture concerning the latest laser scanning technology used to digitally map the complete Baalbek archaeological site, Leuven, 18 March 2011.
- 2011 : “DGA Activities in Heritage Conservation and Urban Excavations” Lecture presented during the Expert Meeting on Cultural Heritage in Asia and the Pacific held at the Japan Center for International Cooperation in Conservation, Tokyo, 3 – 5 March 2011.
- 2010 : “Heritage Management and the Urban Development: the case of Beirut” Lecture presented at the American University of Kuwait - AUK, November 2010.
- 2010 : “New Archaeological Discoveries in Beirut” Lecture presented at the Annual ASOR Meeting held in Atlanta, November 2010.
- 2010 : “Urban Development and archaeology in Beirut: searching for common grounds” Lecture presented at the 7 ICAANE held in London, April 2010.
- 2010 : “DGA Activities 2008-2010 Selective projects” Lecture presented at the 7 ICAANE held in London, April 2010.
- 2009 : “The complexity of Lebanon’s History”. Lecture presented during the International Symposium "A New Course for Lebanon" held in Seville, Spain, May 26 and 27, 2009.
- 2008 : “A 4th Millennium Tomb in Meshane: New Discoveries in Wadi Nahr Ibrahim”. Lecture presented during the International Symposium "Interconnections in the Eastern Mediterranean - Lebanon in the Bronze and Iron Ages" held in Beirut, November 2008.
- 2008 : “New Archaeological Discoveries in Beirut” Lecture presented at the 6 ICAANE held in Rome, April 2008.
- 2008 : “New archaeological discoveries in Beirut: The approach of the Directorate General of Antiquities”. Lecture presented at the AUB Museum in March 2008.
- 2007 : “Archaeological Heritage Management of Tyre”. Lecture presented at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris during the congress held by the AIST on the heritage protection of Tyre, 5–6 November 2007.
- 2007 : “Risk Mapping and Cultural Heritage Management, the Case of the World Heritage Site of Tyre South Lebanon”. Lecture Presented in Palermo – Italy on 20 October during the Congress “Science and Cultural Heritage in the Mediterranean”.
- 2007 : “Technological and Petrologic analyses on some of the material discovered in the Eneolithic Tombs of Byblos”. Lecture presented at La Sapienza University in Rome – Italy on Tuesday 6 March 2008 during the Workshop “Byblos and Jericho in the Early Bronze I. Social Dynamics and Cultural Interactions”.
- 2007 : “Underwater Archaeology, the policy of the DGA and the Lebanese-Spanish collaboration”. Lecture presented at the El Monte Foundation in Seville – Spain on the 11th of February 2007.
- 2006: “Conceiving the past, fluctuations in a multi-value system”. Lecture presented at UCL London during the conference “Archaeology in Conflict” Friday 10th, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12 November 2006. The conference was organized by the Centre for Applied Archaeology at UCL.
- 2006 : “Heritage Management and Geospatial Technologies: Study Cases and Future Prospects in Lebanon and Syria”. Lecture presented during the Regional Workshop on the Role of Spatial Analysis in Resources Management of Biosphere Reserves, 5–7 June 2006 in sana’a, Yemen. The Workshop was prepared by the UNESCO Cairo office.
- 2006 : “Heritage Management, Geophysics and remote sensing: the case of Tyre (south-Lebanon)” Lecture presented at the 5 ICAANE held in Madrid.
- 2005 : “"The legislation, organization and funding of archaeology. Diagnostic tools and intervention strategies in the context of rescue archaeology” Lecture presented at the Ottova Borsa Maditerranea del Turismo Archeologico at Salerno, Italy. The symposium was prepared by the Salerno province in collaboration with the UNESCO World Heritage Center.
- 2005 : “Built heritage; a conceptual approach to understanding and governance” Lecture presented to the architecture & conservation students at the Lebanese University, Tripoli.
- 2003 : “Identification of Potential Archaeological Sites using Satellite Imagery”. Lecture presented on 15 December during the workshop “Contribution of Remote Sensing to the Management of Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites” held at the CNRSL headquarters in Beirut. The workshop was in collaboration with UNESCO, ESA (the European Space Agency) and EURISY.
- 2002 : “Report from the winter school for PhD students on Satellite Applications to Archaeology, Natural Site Monitoring and Urban Planning” lecture presented during the conference “Space Applications for Heritage Conservation” 5–8 November, Strasbourg, France.
- 2002 : “The Akkar Valley North Lebanon - GIS Analysis and Predictive Modeling Based on Cultural and Natural Variables”. Paper presented during the workshop “Winter School for PhD students on Satellite Applications to Archaeology, Natural Site Monitoring and Urban Planning“ 31 October - 4 November, Strasbourg, France.
- 2002 : “The Archaeological Map of Tyre”. Lecture presented during the Seminar concerning the Heritage Management of Tyre at the UNESCO regional office in Beirut.
- 2002 : “Bronze Age Levantine pottery, typological development and elements of identification”. Seminar organized for the Kamid el Loz Archaeology team.
- 2001 : “Sustainable Development”. Lecture presented at the Department of Architecture, Kaslik University, Lebanon.
- 2001 : “Byblos, analysis of buildings: An archaeological approach”. Lecture presented at the Department of Architecture, Kaslik University, Lebanon.
- 1999 : "The current problems of managing built heritage in Lebanon”. Paper Presented at the "SALAMBO" & "EuroMed Heritage" Congress organized by the European Community in Damascus, Syria between 20 and 27 October.
- 1998 : "Digital Archaeology". Lecture presented during the IT congress "Les Journées Numériques" (Digital Days) organized by the French cultural center in Beirut between 9 and 11 June.
- 1998 : "Archaeology in Lebanon: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow". Lecture presented for the Ministry of Youth and Sports during the seminar of training of cultural animators.
- 1997 : "The archaeological heritage in Lebanon". Lecture presented for the Ministry of Youth and Sports during the seminar of training of cultural animators.
Special training and seminars
- 2007 : 4 day seminar on “Strategic Leadership - Mobilizing People & Organizations”, Beirut (14 to 17 June). The seminar was organized by the Cambridge Institute for Global Leadership (CIGL).
- 2007 : Exchange Project “A Toolkit for Preservation of the Archaeological Heritage: Legal, Documentation, and Security Methods” (February 25 to March 2, 2007 – Washington DC). The invitations to this Exchange Project was proposed by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and implemented under the auspices of DePaul University. The Exchange project was funded by the annual Congressional Fulbright allocation.
- 2004 : Seminar and training on specialized geophysical equipment to be used for the archaeological survey in the region of Tyre, Lebanon (17 to 28 May 2004). Seminar organized by OYO Company in collaboration with Sumitomo and the Japanese Embassy in Beirut.
- 2002 : “Winter School for PhD students on Satellite Applications to Archaeology, Natural Site Monitoring and Urban Planning”. Workshop organized by UNESCO, ISU, ESA and EURISY, Strasbourg, France.
- 1999 : “Dynamic Modeling, theories and practice in Landscape Archaeology”. Specialized seminar organized by Dr. Sander Van Der Leeuw at the Department of Landscape Archaeology - University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
- 1999 : “Landscape Archaeology, theories and practice”. Seminar organized by Dr. Sander Van Der Leeuw at the Department of Landscape Archaeology, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
- 1998 : “GIS applications in Archaeology”. Seminar for the DEA students organized by Dr. Zoran Stancic - University of Paris I Pantéon-Sorbonne.
- 1998 : “Methods of Archaeology”. Epistemological approach to archaeological methods. The formation process of the archaeological record from survey and excavation to final reporting and publication with emphasis on the Object/Subject dialectic relation. Seminar organized by Dr. François Djindjian to the DEA students at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
- 1998 : “The Politics of Archaeology”. Political approaches to archaeology and the formation process of ideologies and national identities. Seminar organized by Prof. Alain Schnap at the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
- 1998 : “Specialized studies in the technologies of Ancient pottery”. Conceptual approaches to ancient ceramics; identification and analysis of the technological attributes found on archaeological pottery objects and sherds; restitution of the manufacturing process involved. Special training seminar organized by Dr. Sander Van Der Leeuw - Maison des Sciences de l’Homme – Paris.
- 1997 and 1998 : “Theories and schools of thought in Archaeology”. The theoretical schools of thought in archaeology starting with the processual archaeology known as New archaeology to the post processual, contextual and the cognitive archaeology. Two Seminars under the same title organized by Dr. Sander Van Der Leeuw and Dr. Lorent Olivier in 1997 and 1998 at the Department of Archaeology – University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
- 1997 : “Satellite remote sensing applied to archaeological landscapes: a comparative approach of satellite imagery and aerial photographs”. Workshop organized by CNRS, Besançon, France.
- 1997 : “Methods of Archaeology”. Quantitative methods in Archaeology. Seminar organized for the DEA students by Dr. François Djindjian. University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
- 1997 : “Methodology, theory and practice of archaeological survey”. Field, aerial and geophysical survey methods. Seminar organized for the DEA students by Dr. Albert Hess. University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
- 1997 : “Studies and microscopic analysis of thin sections of rocks and primary ancient ceramics”. Specialized Training on the identification of rock types and mineral inclusions in ancient Ceramics. Geology Department, University of Paris VI - Jussieu.
- 2002 : PADI Specialty Diver (Boat Diver) License.
- 2002 : NAUI Scuba Diver License.
- 1999 : Level 1 Diving diploma from the French Federation of Diving.
- 1990 : Junior life guard YMCA Beirut.
- 1989–1992 : Member of the Caving Club of Lebanon.
- 1988 - 1992 : Member of the Lebanese Red Cross First Aid Teams, Fourn el Chebak, Beirut.
- 1977–1992 : Member of the Scout Association “Les Scouts du Liban”.
Between 1994 and 1998, Seif engaged in preparation of several computer generated maps for the Ministry of Tourism (Lebanon) (published in several brochures edited by the Ministry of Tourism). From 2004 until 2007 he undertook map drawing, text compilation, English translation and edition of fourteen tourist brochures concerning major heritage sites in Lebanon: Baalbek, Tyre, Sidon, Tripoli, Beit eddine.
Further scientific publications are listed below:
- Seif, Assaad., Computer aided reflexivity and data management in archaeology
- Seif, Assaad., Byblos and Jericho in the early bronze age
- Seif, Assad., “Archaeology goes to war”, article published in Qantara : Arab and Mediterranean cultural magazine, no 79, April 2011, ed. Institut du Monde Arabe.
- Seif, Assad., “Protecting Baalbek’s Integrity – A Proposal for an Integrated Risk Preparedness Strategy” a co-edited publication with the sponsorship of UNESCO in the framework of the project “Capacity Building of Human Ressources for Digital Documentation of World Heritage Sites Affected by the 2006 War in Lebanon,” Leuven, 2011.
- Seif, Assaad., “Conceiving the past, fluctuations in a multi-value system” in the proceedings the conference “Archaeology in Conflict” held at University College London- UCL in 2006. Published in CMAS (Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites), Vol. 11 Nos 3–4, 2009.
- Seif, Assaad., “Petrography Analyses of Selective Ceramic Material Discovered in the Eneolithic Tombs of Byblos”, in ROSAPAT 04, Proceedings of the Workshop “Byblos and Jericho in the Early Bronze I. Social Dynamics and Cultural Interactions”, held in the Sapienza University of Rome, Rome on Tuesday 6 March 2007.
- Seif, Assaad., “Computer aided reflexivity and data management in archaeology” co-authored with Anthony R. Beck, in GIS For Sustainable Development, ed. Michel Campagna, CRC press, Taylor and Francis, 2006.
- Seif, Assaad., “Qadisha valley prehistory project (Northern Lebanon). Results of 2003 Survey Season” in collaboration with Andrew Garrard and Corine Yazbeck, BAAL volume 8 2004 (printed in 2005), Pages 42–45.
- Seif, Assaad., APAME, Archaeoseismology and Paleoseismology for the Protection of Cultural Heritage and Archaeological sites in the Middle East, Lebanon Case Study, Phase one report, edited in collaboration with Germaine Noujaim-Klark and Alexandre Sursock, National Center for Geophysics LNCSR, 2005.
- (In Press) Seif, Assaad., “Risk Mapping and Cultural Heritage Management, the use of Geophysics and Remote Sensing. The Case of Tyre – South Lebanon” to be published within the Lebanon Atlas of Remote Sensing, edited by the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique Libanais CNRSL.
- (In Press) Seif, Assaad., “Tyre - South Lebanon: A Governance Approach to a WH Site” to be published within the final publications of the EU project ARCHAEOMAP: ARCHAEOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT POLICIES.
- (In Preparation) Seif, Assaad., “A 4th Millennium Tomb in Meshane: New Discoveries in Wadi Nahr Ibrahim”. To be published in BAAL.
- (In Preparation) Seif, Assaad., “The settlements of the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and the Early and Middle Bronze Age in the Akkar – North Lebanon” in The Akkar survey Project publication that will be co-edited with Dr. Karin Bartl – Free University of Berlin, Berlin.
- (In Preparation) Seif, Assaad., “GIS approaches to Landscape archaeology; the case of the Akkar valley – North Lebanon”.
- Hans Gebhardt (2005). History, space and social conflict in Beirut: the quarter of Zokak el-Blat. Orient-Institut. ISBN 978-3-89913-451-3. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
- Ben Gilbert, Lebanon builds on its ancient past ... literally - Beirut is struggling to preserve a rich Roman heritage found on its many construction sites, Global Post, January 8, 2009
- Minerva, p, 44. Aurora Publications. 2006. Retrieved 30 May 2011.
- Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, What to do when you stumble onto a Roman 'city of the dead'? Call in the antiquities cops, The Daily Star, June 05, 2004
- Bureau of the World Heritage Committee, Twenty-third session, List of participants, UNESCO Headquarters, 5 - 10 July 1999
- UNESCO World Heritage Committee Report, Third extraordinary session, Paris, 12 July 1999
- Website Archived January 4, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
- Maney Publishing - Publications by Assad Seif
- Assaad Seif, Protecting BAALBEK's Integrity A PROPOSAL FOR AN INTEGRATED RISK PREPAREDNESS STRATEGY
- UCL - Assaad Seif - About
- UCL - Assaad Seif - Papers
- Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation - ONLINE PORTAL - 3D Recording and Risk Mapping at Baalbek (Lebanon)