Edward Maher
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5794
Courses Taught
ANTH 212 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 213 - Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 306 - Rise of Complex Societies: Archaeology of State Formation and Urbanization
ANTH 309 - Egyptian Archaeology
ANTH 310 - Near Eastern Archaeology
ANTH 315 - Greek Archaeology: Bronze Age
ANTH 335a - Zooarchaeology
Research Interests
Regional Expertise: Archaeology with regional focus on Israel and the Eastern Mediterranean Basin.
Research Interests: Iron and Bronze Age Levant, zooarchaeology, economies, empire, ethnicity, trade, ritual, animal sacrifice, site abandonment.

Ph.D., Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003

M.A. Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium 1997

B. A. Anthropology, University of Lethbridge, Canada 1993

Selected Publications

2018  Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age IB Fauna from Beqo'a. ‘Atiqot 90: 67-73.

2017a  E. F. Maher and B. Hesse. The Iron Age II Faunal Remains. In: S. Gitin, ed., The Tel Miqne-Ekron Excavations 1985-1988,1990, 1992-1995: Field IV Lower – The Elite Zone Volume 9/2 Part 2: The Iron Age I Early Philistine City, pp. 357-363. Eisenbrauns.

2017b  E. C. M van den Brink, R. Beeri, D. Kirzner, E. Bron, A. Cohen-Weinberger, E. Kamaisky, T. Gonen, L. Gershuny, Y. Nagar, D. Ben-Tor, N. Sukenik, O, Shamir, E. F. Maher, and D. Reich. A Late Bronze Age II clay coffin from Tel Shaddud in the Central Jezreel Valley, Israel: context and historical implications, Levant 49: 105-135.

2017c  Flair of the Dog: The Philistine Consumption of Canines. In: Justin Lev-Tov, Paula Hesse, and Allan Gilbert, eds., The Wide Lens in Archaeology:Honoring Brian Hesse's Contributions to Anthropological Archaeology, pp. 117-147. Lockwood Press.

2016  E. F. Maher and B. Hesse. The Middle Bronze Age II and Iron Age I Faunal Remains. In: S. Gitin, ed., The Tel Miqne-Ekron Excavations 1985-1988,1990,1992-1995: Field IV Lower – The Elite Zone Volume 9/1 Part 1: The Iron Age I Early Philistine City, pp. 515-570. Eisenbrauns.

2014a  Lambs to the Slaughter: Cultic Orientations at Philistine Ekron in the 7th century BCE. In: John R. Spencer, Aaron J. Brody, and Robert A. Mullens, eds., Material Culture Matters: Essays on the Archaeology of the Southern Levant in Honor of Seymour Gitin, pp. 111-130. American Schools of Oriental Research.

2014b  Temporal Trends in Animal Exploitation: Fauna Analysis from Tell Jemmeh. In: David Ben-Shlomo and Gus W. Van Beek, eds., The Smithsonian Institution Excavation at Tell Jemmeh, Israel (1970-1990), pp. 1038-1051. Contributions in Anthropology Series. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.

2013  Animal Husbandry. In: D. M. Master, ed., The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology. Oxford University Press.

2012  Mortuary Faunal Remains. In: David Ben-Shlomo, ed., The Azor Cemetery: Moshe Dothan's Excavations, 1958 and 1960 (IAA Reports 50), pp. 195-198. The Israel Antiquities Authority.

2006/07  Imminent Invasion: The Abandonment of Philistine Ekron. Scripta Mediterranea, Special Issue - Cyprus, The Sea Peoples and the Eastern Mediterranean: Regional Perspectives of Continuity and Change 27-28: 323-337.

Room BBH 140
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5794
Office Hours
Spring 2024
Monday and Wednesday: 12:50-1:50 p.m. in Room BBH 140
or by appointment
Main Campus