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Dr. Netta Lev-Tov Chattah   נטע לב-טוב שטח
A bioanthropologist specializing in osteology and dental anthoropology.  She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Weizmann Institute of Science researching tooth and bone structure and biomechanics.  Netta joined our team in 2007 and is working on the upcoming publication of the human and faunal remains from the 2007 season with archaeozoologist Hadas Motro.


Scientific Publications:
  • 2008: Lev-Tov Chattah N, Shahar R, and Weiner S. Design Strategy of Minipig Molars Using Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (ESPI): Comparison of Deformation under Load between the Tooth-Mandible Complex and the Isolated Tooth. Accepted for publication in Adv. Mat.
  • 2006: Lev Tov Chattah N. and Smith P. Variation in Occlusal Dental Wear of Two Chalcolithic Populations in the Southern Levant. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol. 130:471–479.
  • 2003: Lev Tov N., Smith P. and Gopher A. Dental Evidence for Dietary Practices in the Chalcolithic period: The Findings from a Burial Cave in Peqi’in (Northern Israel). Paleorient Vol. 29/1: 121-134.
  • In Press: Lev Tov N, and Nagar Y. The Human Remains from Ara. In: Gadot Y, Ilan D, Tepper Y, and Yannai E editors. Three Bronze Age Tombs in the Tell Ara Cemetery. Jerusalem: IAA Reports.
  • In Press: Lev Tov Chattah N, and Smith P. In Press (2009). Part II: The Dental Findings. In: Levy TE, Rowan YM, and Burton MM, editors. Desert Chiefdom: dimensions of Subterranean Settlement and Society in Israel’s Negev Desert (ca. 4500-3600 BC), Based on new Data from Shiqmim. London: Equinox.

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