Lidar Sapir-Hen, Ph.D
Dr. Lidar Sapir-Hen is the director of the Laboratory of Archaeozoology and the manager of Archaeozoological Collection of the Museum of Biological Anthropology (Steinhardt Museum of Natural History and National Research Center).
Her main research interests include the social complexity and division of labour in early societies, attitudes toward self-definition, and the interactions between urban centers and their hinterland. Her working tool is the study of animal remains.
She recieved her Ph.D from the Department of Zoology in Tel Aviv University, where she studied taphonomic and cultural processes from a diachronic perspective in a complex Tell site. She holds M.Sc in Ecology (thesis focusing on the last hunters’ paleoeconomy at the dawn of animal domestication), B.A. in Archaeology and B.Sc in Life Sciences.
Lidar is currently teaching Archaeozoology classes in the department of Archaeology, and guiding (MA and internship) students. She is Involved with several excavations, dated to the Neolithic through to the Byzantine periods.