Dating interpreting past radiocarbon series
Various technical criticisms are mounted against satellite altimeter measurements by skeptics.
Indeed, deriving millimeter-level accuracy from orbit is a stunning technical feat so it's not hard to understand why some people find such an accomplishment unbelievable.
Not surprisingly, scientists measuring sea level with tide gauges are aware of and compensate for these factors.
Confounding influences are accounted for in measurements and while they leave some noise in the record they cannot account for the observed upward trend.
From 1987 Associate Professor with tenure 1987: Associate professor, Department for Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago 1990-present: The Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies, Tel Aviv University. Alkow Chair in the Archaeology of Israel in the Bronze and Iron Ages, Tel Aviv University 2002: Teaching a seminar on the History and Archaeology of Ancient Israel at Texas Christian University. Interview in Le Nouvel Observateur, July 18th-24th, 2002. Two pages interview in Le Point, 19-26th September, 2003.
From 1992: Full Professor 1992/1993: Visiting Scholar, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University 1994-1998: Chairperson, Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Studies, Tel Aviv University 1996-2003: Director, The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University 1998/1999: Visiting Scholar, le Centre de Recherche d’Archéologie Orientale de l’Université de Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and in the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique 1999: Teaching a seminar in the École pratique des Hautes Études, Section des Sciences Historiques et Philologiques, the Sorbonne, Paris: “Archéologie de la monarchie Israëlite unifiée (Xe-Xie siècle av. 2011: Teaching a graduate seminar on the History and Archaeology of Ancient Israel in the University of Buenos Aires 2012: Giving a series of four lectures in the College de France: The Emergence of the Northern Kingdom of Israel 2015: Giving a series of four-lecture in the Methodist University of San Paolo (Metodista) 1971: Educational excavation at Tel Beer-sheba, under Prof. Aharoni 1972-1974: Archaeological surveys in Sinai, under Dr. Meshel 1973-1979: Field Supervisor, Tel Aphek excavations, under Prof. Kochavi 1976-1978: Field Director, the Izbet Sartah excavations, under Prof. Kochavi 1976-1978: Director of the archaeological survey of Byzantine monastic remains in Southern Sinai 1977: Director of the rescue excavations at the mound of ancient Bene-Beraq 1979-1980: Co-director of the Tel Ira excavations (with Prof. Beit-Arieh) 1980-1987: Director of the Southern Samaria Survey 1981-1984: Director of the Shiloh excavations 1985-1986: Director of the Kh.
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Most importantly there is no form of residual error that could falsely produce the upward trend in observations.
As of the early 1960s it is awarded to the most important publication in “orientalism”. French decoration: Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres, 2009. Doctorat honoris causa, University of Lausanne, 2010. Correspondant étranger of the French Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, 2014. Festschrift: Bene Israel: Studies in the Archaeology of Israel and the Levant during the Bronze and Iron Ages in Honour of Israel Finkelstein, edited by Alexander Fantalkin and Assaf Yasur-Landau, Leiden 2008 (Brill). Keynote address in the Symposium of Mediterranean Archaeology, Florence 2012. Invited lecture in the special symposium celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Weizmann Institute (together with Nobel Prize laureates Ada Yonath and Daniel Kahneman, and Lord Wilson, 2009). Lecture in the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres, Paris, May 2012. Public lecture in the Alte Aula, Heidelberg University, September 2014.
[Twelve articles, all written by graduate students] 2. Two public ‘debates’ there: with the Jewish philosopher Armand Abecassis on La Bible et la Terre Sainte, and with the Israeli author Meir Shalev on la Bible de l’ecrivain et la Bible de l’archeologue. Entries on career in the Encyclopedia Judaica and Wikipedia. Selected as one of the ten most influential researchers in the history of archaeology in the Levant (a Swiss publication, 1993). Grants from the Israel Science Foundation, the German Israeli Foundation for Research and Development and other agencies.
2008-2009: Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 2008-2013: Referee for the European Research Council Advanced Grants 2009- Chairperson, the Yizhar Hirschfeld Archaeology Grants of the Rothschild Foundation 2010- Member of the search committee for the Rector of Tel Aviv University 2010- Member of the archaeology evaluation committee of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities 2012- Member, Editorial Advisory Board of the Palestine Exploration Quarterly, published in London.
2012-present: Member of the Selection Committee of the Shanghai Archaeology Forum, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences 2014- Member, Editorial Advisory Board of Open Archaeology – an open access journal of De Gruyter Group 2015- Invited to serve as an international expert for the Russian Science Foundation Laureate of the Dan David Prize in the Past Dimension, Archaeology, 2005: of the Prix Delalande Guérineau (2014): Institut de France, l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, for the book Le Royaume biblique oublié (Paris 2013).