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Chasan, R., Spiteri, C., & Rosenberg, D. 2022. Dietary continuation in the southern Levant: a Neolithic-Chalcolithic prespective through organic residue analysis. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 14(3), 1-23.

Rosenberg, D., Ktalav, I., Groman-Yaroslvski, I., & Klimscha, F. 2022. Unique Theodoxus jordani shell beads from the Middle Chalcolithic site of Tel Tsaf (ca. 5200–4700 cal BC), Jordan Valley, Israel. Archaeological Research in Asia, 100349.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ara.2021.100349

Chasan, R., Klimscha, F., Spiteri, C., & Rosenberg, D. 2022. Foodways of an agro-pastoral community: Organic residue analysis of pottery and stone vessels at Middle Chalcolithic Tel Tsaf. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 43, 103491.

Rosenberg, D., Liu, L., Levin, M. J., Klimscha, F., & Shalem, D. 2021. From Hangovers to Hierarchies: Beer production and use during the Chalcolithic period of the southern Levant–New evidence from Tel Tsaf and Peqi ‘in Cave. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 64, 101361. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaa.2021.101361 

Danny Rosenberg, Sonia Pinsky and Florian Klimscha, 2021, Tel Zaf- Preliminary report, Hadashot Arkheologiyot, Volume 133 Year 2021 https://www.hadashot-esi.org.il/report_detail_eng.aspx?id=25891&mag_id=133.

Chasan, R., Rosenberg, D., Klimscha, F., Beeri, R., Golan, D., Dayan, A., ... & Spiteri, C. (2021). Bee products in the prehistoric southern levant: evidence from the lipid organic record. Royal Society Open Science8(10), 210950.

Klimscha, F. & Rosenberg, D. 2020. The Pace of Progress. Technical Innovations in the Prehistory of the Dead Sea Region and the Jordan Valley, (Martin Peilstöcker, Aaron A Burke, Eds.) Life at the Dead Sea: Proceedings of the International Conference held at the State Museum of Archaeology Chemnitz (smac), February 21-24, 2018, Chemnitz.

Rosenberg, D., Love, S., Hubbard, E., and Klimscha, F. 2020. 7,200 years old constructions and mudbrick technology: The evidence from Tel Tsaf, Jordan Valley, Israel. PLoS ONE 15(1): e0227288. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227288.

Tamar Shooval, Florian Klimscha, and Danny Rosenberg. 2019. What Can One Room Tell Us? The Pottery Assemblage of Room C70 in Building CI at
Tel Tsaf, Middle Jordan Valley, Israel, In: Neolithic Pottery from the Near East Production, 
Distribution and Use.( Özbal, R.,  Erdalkiran, M. & Tonoike, Y., eds.) Third International Workshop on Ceramics from the Late Neolithic Near East7-9 March, 2019 – Antalya. 

Horn C., Klimscha F. and Rosenberg D. 2019. Exploring the dimensions of Chalcolithic settlements in the Southern Levant - A geomagnetic survey on Tel Tsaf, Israel. Journal of Archaeological Science-Reports 24: 380-390.

Klimscha, F. and Rosenberg, D. 2018. Rags-to-Riches. Reflections on knowledge, resources and power on the creation of inequalities in prehistory. The Bible and Interpretation (on-line). http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/2018/03/ros428021.shtml

Rosenberg, D., Klimscha, F. 2018. Prehistoric dining at Tel Tsaf. Biblical Archaeological Review 44(4):54–55.

Freikman M. and Garfinkel Y. 2017. Sealings before cities: new evidence on the beginnings of administration in the ancient Near East. Levant http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00758914.2017.1323290

Rosenberg, D., Garfinkel, Y. and Klimsha F. 2017. Large scale storage and storage symbolism in the ancient Near East: A clay silo model from Tel Tsaf. Antiquity 91(358): 885-900.

Bekker M. and Garfinkel Y. 2016. Stone Pedestalled vessels from Tel Tsaf, a Middle Chalcolithic Site in the Central Jordan Valley, Israel. Journal of Lithic Studies 3(3): 17–29.

Streit K., and Garfinkel Y. 2015. A specialized ceramic assemblage for water pulling: the Middle Chalcolithic well of Tel Tsaf, Israel. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 374: 61–73.

Streit K., and Garfinkel Y. 2015. Tel Tsaf and the impact of the Ubaid culture on the Southern Levant: interpreting the radiocarbon evidence. Radiocarbon 57(5): 1–15.

Garfinkel Y., Klimsha F., Shalev S. and Rosenberg D. 2014. The beginning of metallurgy in the Southern Levant: a late 6th millennium CalBC copper awl from Tel Tsaf, Israel. PLoS ONE 9(3): e92591. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0092591

Graham P. 2014. Archaeobotanical remains from late 6th/early 5th millennium BC Tel Tsaf, Israel. Journal of Archaeological Science 43: 105–110.

Rosenberg D., Klimscha F., Graham P. Hill C., Weissbrod L., Katlav I., Love S., Boaretto E., Pinsky S. and Hubbard E. 2014. Back to Tel Tsaf: a preliminary report on the 2013 season of the renewed project. Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 44: 148–179.

Ben-Shlomo D., Hill A. C. and Garfinkel Y. 2012. Storage, feasting and burials at Chalcolithic Tel Tsaf.In: Mega-cities and Mega-sites: The Archaeology of Consumption and Disposal, Landscape, Transport and Communication, (Matthews, R. and Curtis, J. (eds.)), Proceedings of the 7 ICAANE, April 2010, p. 229–250, London. Harrassowitz, Verlag: Wiesbaden.

Garfinkel Y. 2010. Proto-historic courtyard buildings in the southern Levant. In: Neolithic and Chalcolithic Archaeology in Eurasia: Building Techniques and Spatial Organization, (Gheorhiu, D. (ed.)), Proceedings of the XV UISPP Workshop, Lisbon, September 2006, p. 35-41, BAR International Series 2097: Oxford.

Hubbard E. 2010. Livestock and people in a Middle Chalcolithic settlement: a micromorphological investigation from Tel Tsaf, Israel. Antiquity 84: 1123–1134.

Ben-Shlomo D., Hill A. C. and Garfinkel Y. 2009. Feasting between the revolutions: evidence from the Chalcolithic Tel Tsaf, Israel. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 22(2): 129–150.

Garfinkel Y., Ben-Shlomo D. and Kuperman T. 2009. Large-scale storage of grain surplus in the sixth millennium BC: the silos of Tel Tsaf. Antiquity 83: 309–325.

Dag D. and Garfinkel Y. 2007. The flint industry of Tel Tsaf, a Middle Chalcolithic site in the Jordan Valley, Israel. Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 37: 381–417.

Garfinkel Y., Ben-Shlomo D., Freikman M. and Vered A. 2007. Tel Tsaf: the 2004-2006 excavation seasons. Israel Exploration Journal 57(1): 1–33.

Garfinkel Y. and Rowan M. Y. 2005. Tell es-Saf. Journal Ha-ESI 117.
Gopher A. 1988-1989. The flint assemblages from Tel Tsaf. Tel Aviv 15-16: 37–46.

Gophna R. and Sadeh S. 1988-1989. Excavation at Tel Tsaf: an Early Chalcolithic site in the Jordan Valley. Tel Aviv 15-16: 3–36.

Hellwing S. 1988-1989. Animal bones from Tel Tsaf. Tel Aviv 15-16: 47–51.

Horowitz A. 1988-1989. Pollen analysis from Tel Tsaf. Tel Aviv 15-16: 55.

Liphschitz N. 1988-1989. Analysis of the botanical remains from Tel Tsaf. Tel Aviv 15-16: 52–54.

Gophna R. and Kislev M. 1979. Tel Ṣaf (1977-1978). Revue Biblique 86: 112–114.

Tzori N. 1958. Neolithic and Chalcolithic sites in the Valley of Beth-Shan. Palestine Exploration Quarterly 90: 44–51.

גופנא ר. 1979. תל צף ­– יישוב כאלקוליתי על גדות הירדן. קדמוניות יב: 54–56.
גרפינקל י., בן שלמה ד., פרייקמן מ. וורד א. תשס''ז. החפירות המחודשות בתל צף: אתר מן התקופה הכלקוליתית התיכונה בעמק הירדן. קדמוניות 132 (39): 78–86.
רוזנברג, ד., קלימשה פ. 2021. מורכבות חברתית, סביבה ודיאטה קדומה. פרויקט המחקר המחודש בתל צף, עמק הירדן. קדמוניות 161: 12–17. 

MA and PhD works:

Sooval, T. 2019. The Pottery Assemblage from the Early Strata of Room C70 at Tel Tsaf - Typological, Morphological and Stylistic Features. Unpublished MA Thesis, University of Haifa, Haifa.

Bekker M. 2017. Social Aspects of a Middle Chalcolithic Site as Observed from the Ground Stone Assemblage - Tel Tsaf as a Case Study. Unpublished M.A. Thesis, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Silvain M. 2015. Tel Tsaf et les Sociétés de la Vallée du Jourdain dans la Première Moitié du 5e Millénaire: Une Approche Technologique des Assemblages Céramiques. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University Paris Ouest Nanterre, Paris.

Silvain M. 201X. La Parure de Tel Tsaf: Site de la Première Moitié du 5e Millénaire au Levant Sud. Unpublished MA Thesis, Universite Paris X, Paris.

Hubbard E. 2014. A Geoarchaeological Investigation of Storage and Surplus at Tel Tsaf, Israel. Unpublished Ph.D Dissertation, Departement of Anthropology, University of Toronto.

Hill A. C. 2011. Specialized Pastoralism and Social Stratification - Analysis of the Fauna from Chalcolithic Tel Tsaf, Israel. Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Connecticut.