David Ussishkin

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David Ussishkin is an Israeli archaeologist born in Jerusalem in 1935. Now retired (2005) as Professor of Archaeology at Tel Aviv University, where he taught since 1966, Ussishkin is an expert on the Iron Age of the Land of Israel. He has directed and co-directed important excavations at a number of sites, including Lachish, Jezreel and Megiddo.

In 1968–71 he undertook, with the assistance of his colleague Gabriel Barkay, the first complete survey of the Silwan necropolis rock-cut tombs of the Jerusalem First Temple period necropolis atop which the village of Silwan was built.[1][2]

David Ussishkin is the grandson of the Zionist leader Menachem Ussishkin.


  • The conquest of Lachish by Sennacherib, Institute of Archaeology, 1982
  • Excavations at Tel Lachish, 1978-1983: Second preliminary report , Makhon le-arkheʾologyah Reprint series - Tel Aviv University, Institute of Archaeology), 1983
  • Studies In The Iron Age Pottery Of Israel: Typological, Archaeological And Chronological Aspects, with Orna Zimhoni, O. Zimhoni, and Lily Singer-Avitz, 1997
  • Megiddo Iii, Set: The 1992-1996 Season (Monograph Series of Sonia & Marco Nadler, Institute of Archaeology) with Israel Finkelstein and Baruch Halpern, 2000
  • The Renewed Archaeological Excavations at Lachish (1973-1994), Volumes I-V, 2005
  • Kefar-ha-Shiloah: °ir-ha-kevarim mi-tekufat ha-melukhah[citation needed]


  1. ^ "The Necropolis from the Time of the Kingdom of Judah at Silwan," Jerusalem, David Ussishkin, The Biblical Archaeologist, Vol. 33, No. 2 (May, 1970), pp. 33-46,
  2. ^ "Chameleon Logo". Tau.ac.il. Retrieved 27 November 2014.