Susan Cohen


FG »Archäologie der Levante«



Standort: Hollandstraße 11–13, 5. Stock | 1020 Wien


Susan L. Cohen is the Michael P. Malone Professor of History in the Department of History and Philosophy at Montana State University (Bozeman). She is currently also a co-editor of the Bulletin of the American Schools of Overseas Research (BASOR). She received her Ph.D. in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology and Hebrew Bible from the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University, and her A.M. and A.B. in History from the Department of History at Brown University.

Cohen has excavated in Israel since 1987; she directed the excavations at the Middle Bronze Age cemetery at Gesher (2002-2004), and the small rural multi-period site of Tel Zahara (2005-2009), both in the Jordan Valley, and was a co-director for the excavations at Legio (2019, 2022). Her research focuses on the southern Levant in the Early, Intermediate, and Middle Bronze Ages, with specific attention on urbanism, rural-urban interactions, and southern Levantine interconnections with Egypt throughout the Bronze Age.


    • Archaeology and History of the Bronze Age southern Levant
    • Southern Levantine - Egyptian interconnections in the Bronze Age
    • Urban development in the Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean world