Prof. Aharon Horowitz
Professor of Quaternary Geology and Palynology
BA – Hebrew University, 1962
MSc – Hebrew University, 1964
PhD – Hebrew University, 1969
PhD Dissertation: The Late Pleistocene-Holocene Climate and Vegetation of the Northern Jordan Valley.
Fields of Research
Quaternary Paleoenvironments and Human Settlements in Connection with the Natural Environment.
|1965||Geologist, Israeli South Red Sea Expedition|
|1970||Palynologist, Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici, Capo di Ponte, Italy|
|1971||Visiting Professor, Department of Geology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA|
|1975||Sabbatical, Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein, Republic of South Africa|
|1976||Geologist and Palynologist, Huelva Archaeo-Metalurgical Expedition, Spain|
|1978-1979||Geologist, The Arava Expedition, Timna, Israel|
|1979||Sabbatical, Department of Geology, University of Texas, El Paso, Texas, USA|
|1980||Sabbatical, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA|
|1983||Geologist, Research Project on Acheulian settlement pattern in the Zeekoe Valley, Republic of South Africa|
|1986||Sabbatical, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Kanazawa, Japan|
|1989||Summer sabbatical, Laboratoire de Palynologie, Université des Sciences et Techniques du Languedoc, Montpellier, France|
|1993||Summer sabbatical, Department of Anthropology, Texas A&M University, College Station, and Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA|
|1996-1997||Sabbatical, Geological Survey of Israel’s Library, Jerusalem|
|1999-2000||Sabbatical, Geological Survey of Israel’s Library, Jerusalem|
Academic and professional experience
|1963-1966||Department of Geology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Teaching Assistant|
|1967-1970||Geological Survey of Israel, Palynologist|
|Since 1970||Department of Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Civilizations, Tel Aviv University, Quaternary Geologist and Palynologist, teaching and research|
Membership in Learned Societies
|Since 1961||The Israel Geological Society, Israel|
|1970-1985||(then merged with the Israel Geological Society): The Israel Pleistocene Association, Israel|
|Since 1967||American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, USA|
|Since 1972||Associacion Latinoamericana de Paleobotanica y Palynologìa, Argentina|
|Since 1972||Quaternary Research Association, England|
|Since 1980||American Quaternary Association, USA|
The Geology, Environments and Human Settlement of the Jordan Rift Valley.
Horowitz, A. 1979. The Quaternary of Israel. New York.
Horowitz, A. 1992. Palynology of Arid Lands. Amsterdam.
Horowitz, A. 2001. The Jordan Rift Valley. Rotterdam.
Horowitz, A. 1989. Continuous Pollen Diagrams for the last 3.5 Million Years from Israel: Vegetation, Climate and Correlation with the Oxygen Isotope Record. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 72:63-78.
Horowitz, A. 1989. Palynological Evidence for the Quaternary Rates of Accumulation along the Dead Sea Rift, and Structural Implications. Tectonophysics 164:63-71.
Horowitz, A. 1989. Prehistoric Cultures of Israel: Correlation with the Oxygen Isotope Scale. BAR International Series 497. Oxford: 5-17.
Fuji, N. and Horowitz, A. 1989. Brunhes Epoch Paleoclimates of Japan and Israel. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 72:79-88.
Nissenbaum, A. and Horowitz, A. 1992. The Levantine Amber Belt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 14(2):295-300.
Rosensaft, M. and Horowitz, A. 1993. Point Counter for palynologists. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Newsletter 26(4):8-11.
Horowitz, A. 1997. Review of Lower Paleolithic Site locations in Israel, Possibly Controlled by Deposition and Erosion Processes. Israel Journal of Earth Sciences 45(3):137-145.
Horowitz, A. 2000. The Middle Oligocene of the Dead Sea and Vicinity. Geological Survey of Israel Current Research 12:197-205.