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Orit Shamir

 

A) Research Profile and interests
Subjects: Textiles, Loomweights, Spindle Whorls, Spinning and Weaving Experimental Archaeology, Basketry, Cordage and Textile Impressions on Pottery, Exhibitions.

B) Academic education and qualifications obtained


2007

PhD in Archaeology, titled "Textiles in the Land of Israel from the Roman Period till the Early Islamic Period in the Light of the Archaeological Finds", supervised by: Prof. G. Foerster and Dr. J. Peter-Wild, Institute of Archaeology-The Hebrew University in Jerusalem and Department of Art, History and Archaeology-University of Manchester. In English.

1996

MA in Archaeology, titled "Textile Production in Eretz-Israel at the Iron Age in the Light of the Archaeological Finds", Supervised by Prof. T. Dothan (Archaeology) and Dr. J. Gunneweg (Archaeometry). Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University.

C) Supplementary education


2010

Course Projects Management, the College of Management of Academic Studies

1992

Fibre Identification Studies, University College of  London

1990

Spinning and Weaving Studies, Visual Arts Centre, Jerusalem

1987

Botany studies in the Open University Israel

D) Current positions and Employment record


2005-

Head Department of Museums and Exhibits, Israel Antiquities Authority

2001-

Curator responsible of Organic Materials, Israel Antiquities Authority

1992-

Textile researcher, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Israel Antiquities Authority

1983-1991

Excavations supervisor: City of David (Jerusalem), Dor, Miqne-Ekron

E) Membership in selected academic committees and international administrative posts


2014-

Board member of the Council of the National Library of Israel

2013-

Board member of ICR (The International Council of Museums, Regional Museums)

2012-

Steering Committee the Negev Museum of Islamic culture

2011-

Board member of the Council of Museums, Israel (appointed by the Minister of Culture)

2009-

Board member of Ramle Museum

2008-

Member of Textile Society of America (TSA)

2007-

Board member of "The Jay and Jeanie Schottenstein National Campus for the Archaeology of Israel"

1998-

Member of Early Textiles Study Group

F) I collaborate in these Selected Scientific Collaborations


2014

Woven Objects from Tel Dothan in Wheaton College, with Prof. Daniel Master

2013

Technological Evolution, Social Processes and Environmental Impact as Reflected in Bronze and Iron Ages Copper Exploitation in Timna, Israel. Marie Curie Career Integration Grants (CIG) project of Dr. E. Ben-Yosef. I investigate with Vanessa Workman the textiles, basketry, braiding and cordage from the Hathor Temple and Iron Age Smelting Sites at Timna. Tel Aviv university.

2013

Barqa Landscape Project, Jordan directed by Dr. Russell Adams, Anthropology Department
University of Waterloo, Canada. I investigate the basketry items from the Early Bronze period.

2012

Reconstructing ancient (biblical) Israel: The exact and life sciences perspective (RAIELSP) headed  Prof.                                                                                            by Prof. Israel Finkelstein. Tel Aviv university. ERC project. I investigated Meggido textiles and threads.

2011

The Cave of the Treasure after Fifty Years: New Studies and Syntheses.

2006

The first CTR research period (2005-2010) The Tools and Textiles, Texts and Contexts (the Bronze Age).

2006

Non-Destructive Analysis and Testing of Museum Objects. Frame of the COST-G8 Action. Raman Spectroscopy of the Cave of Letters Textiles. Ghent  university

2005

Bio- and Material Cultures at Qumran. Frame of the COST-G8 Action.

2003

Crossing the Rift Valley – Resources, Routes, Settlement Patterns and Interaction in the Wadi Arabah including 
 geologists, botanists, curators, historians, economic historians and archaeologists from European countries.

2000

Degradation of the textiles with the late Dr. Cooke W.D, the University of Manchester 
Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST).

G) Selected Research funding, grants and awards


Date

Institute

Research

2014

Ben-Gurion university

Tel Sera loomweights

2013

Tel Aviv university

Textiles, basketry, braiding and cordage from the Hathor Temple and Iron Age Smelting Sites at Timna

2013

Barqa project, Jordan

Organic artefacts including baskets from the Early Bronze period. Barqa Landscape, Jordan

2012

Tel Aviv university

Textiles and Threads of the Megiddo Jewelry Hoard

2011

Ben-Gurion university

Textile Remains and Textile Impressions at Tel Beer-Sheba

2007

Haifa university

Textiles, Basketry and Cordage from Surveys in Judea Desert directed by J. Patrich

2006

The European Commission in the Framework of the COST-G8 Action

Studying Raman Spectroscopy, Belgium, Gent

2003

Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi and the Hebrew University, Iraqi Jews Educational Fund in Israel, The “Yeda” Fund for Humanities, The Israel Association of University Women Jerusalem Branch

PhD  Thesis, Israel and Manchester

2003

The Foundation for Biblical Archaeology (TFBA)

Pool Cave textiles research

2002

Mr. and Mrs. John P. Merrill, Jr.

The Judean Desert Caves Survey and the Cave of the Letters textiles research

2000

Biblical Archaeology Review

Southern Judean Caves - Textile Research and Publication

1998

The Joe Alon Centre – Museum of the Bedouins Culture 

`En Rahel textiles research

1995-6

Albright Institute in Jerusalem

M.A thesis

H) Teaching

  • As Head Department of Museums and Exhibits and a curator, I give lectures in museology Diploma at Tel Aviv University.
  • I give lectures about textiles and related artefacts in the Institutes of Archaeology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, and Haifa University conservation departments at these universities such as Conservation of Material Culture Heritage in Haifa University.
  • I supervise both MA and PhD level dissertations that are based on textiles themes.
  • Peer reviewer of articles for the Journal Studies in Ancient Art and Civilization (SAAC, Institute of Archaeology), Jagiellonian University.
  • Peer reviewer of textile books for Antike Welt.

 

I) Selected conferences (paper presented, invited speaker) outside Israel, since 2000
    I have been invited to give lectures and papers at many academic and public events. I have presented my 
    research and results in international conferences. All are paid by travel grants.


Date

Place

Meeting/Conference’s Name

Lecture

2015
July

Baksi Museum, Turkey

Regional Museums as Generators of Development

Exhibiting the Caesarea Gold Coin Treasure – Druze Holy Shrines, Israeli Museums, and (International) Museums Abroad

2015
May

Copenhagen

First Textiles. The Beginnings of Textile Manufacture in Europe and the Mediterranean. CTR

Development and Changes of Textile Techniques from the Neolithic Period to the Chalcolithic Period in the Southern Levant

2014 Nov.

San Diego

ASOR (The American Schools of Oriental Research) Annual Meeting

Textiles and Textile Impressions on Pottery from the Hathor Temple and Iron Age Smelting Sites at Timna

2014
Oct.

Chicago

Wheaton College

The High Priest Garments compared to Textiles found in the Land of Israel

2014
Nov.

Hangzhou,
China

China National Silk Museum

Textiles from the Neolithic Period (6000 CE) 
till the Medieval Period (13th century CE)
in the Land of Israel

2014
Oct.

Hangzhou,
China

Resist Dye on the Silk road: Shibori, Clamp Resist and Ikat. 9th International Shibori Symposium in

Ancient Silk Textiles in the Land of Israel

2014
Oct.

Taipei, Taiwan

Member of steering committee: Museum Collections make Connections

Archaeological Collections make Connections at the Exhibitions of the Israel Antiquities Authority around the World

2014
Sept.

Istanbul

European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 20th Annual  Meeting

Textiles from the Chalcolithic Period in the Southern Levant

2014 
Sept.

Bari

Member of program committee: Workshop on Advances in the Turin Shroud Investigation. IEEE-ATSI

A Burial Textile from the First Century CE in Jerusalem Compared to Roman Textiles in the Land of Israel

2014
June

Copenhagen, CTR

Textile Terminologies from the Orient to the Mediterranean 
and Europe 1000 BC–AD 1000

Sha’atnez (Deuteronomy 22:11) – The Biblical Prohibition Against Wearing Mixed Wool and Linen Together and the Observance and Enforcement of the Command in the Orthodox Jewish Communities Today

2014
April

Sydney

The Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies Australia (CCANESA)

Qumran Textiles and the Garments of Qumran's Inhabitants Compared to the Jewish Society Around Them
The Roman Period

2014

Jordan

Traditional Textile Craft – an Intangible Cultural Heritage? The Jordan Museum and CTR
Amman, Jordan

Iron Age Textile Remains from a Smelting Site at Timna: A Preliminary Case Study for the Intangible.
Vanessa Workman, Orit Shamir, Erez Ben-Yosef

2014

Lugano

The History of the Caves of Qumran

The Differences in the Textiles from the Qumran Caves Compared to Those Found in the Other Judea Desert Caves

2013

Copenhagen, CTR

Textiles in Sanctuaries

The High Priest Garments compared to Textiles found in the Land of Israel

2013

Brazil

The International Council of Museums (ICOM)

New and Planned Archaeological Exhibits in Jerusalem

2013

Copenhagen, CTR

Marie-Curie Mobility Fellowship Master Class

Textiles from the Chalcolithic, Early Bronze and Middle Bronze Periods in the Southern Levant

2013

Dublin

Pilgrimage, Travel, and Cult

Textiles of Qumran and the Garments of its Inhabitants compared to the neighbouring Jewish society (with N. Sukenik)

2012

Washington

Textile Society of America (TSA)

A Hidden Textile Treasure from a Cave near Jericho - 9th-13th century CE

20 12

Serbia

The International Council of Museums, Regional Museums

How Food and Its Significance Are Presented at Archaeological Museums and Exhibits in Israel

2011

Norway

The International Council of Museums, Regional Museums

Archaeological Exhibits outside Museums in Israel - Do They Encourage the Public to Visit Museums? 

2010

China

The International Council of Museums

Regional Archaeological Museums and Exhibits In Israel

2008

Honolulu

Textile Society of America (TSA)

Jewish Garments from the Land of Israel in the Roman Period: The Qumran Sectarians and the General Population. The Characteristic Distinction Between Them and its Cultural Implications

2006

Copenhagen CTR

Tools and Textiles - Texts and Contexts.

Spindle Whorls from the Early Bronze Age in the Land of Israel

2005

Philadelphia

ASOR (The American Schools of Oriental Research) Annual Meeting

Textiles and Garments from Qumran – Chalcolithic and Roman Periods

2004

Manchester

Early Textiles Study Group, Biennial Weekend Conference

Textiles from Kasr al-Yahud – 8-9 centuries CE

2004

San Antonio

ASOR Annual Meeting. Grad by The Robert and Clarice Smith Centre for Art History

Textiles and textile Impressions on 'Negabite' Pottery Found along the Arava valley from the Early Islamic period

2003

Sweden and Denmark

Ancient Textiles – Production, Craft and Society

Textiles from the First Century CE in Jerusalem

2003

Atlanta

ASOR Annual Meeting

Textiles, Basketry and Cordage Found Along the Spice Route Joining Petra and Gaza from the Nabatean Period

2003

Atlanta

Resources, Routes, Settlement Patterns and Interaction in the Wadi Arabah Conference. Grant by Brown University

Textiles, Basketry, Cordage and Fruits from Burials at Ein Tamar

2001

Edinburgh

Colours in Antiquity. Grant by The British Academy

Coloured Textiles found along the Spice Route joining Petra and Gaza

2001

Bern

Textiles in situ: their find spots in Egypt and neighbouring countries. Grant by Abegg-Stiftung Foundation

Textiles Found Along the Spice Route joining Petra and Gaza from the Find Spots

2000

Manchester

Migrating Textiles
(Early Textiles Study Group, Biennial Conference). Grant by PASOLD Research Fund

Textiles Found Along the Spice Route joining Petra and Gaza from the Nabatean period until the Byzantine period

J) Selected Media - Outreach
2013  Exhibits outside Museums in Israel. A Film of T.V. channels in Israel
2012  Ancient Warrior. Lost Faces of the Bible. National Geographic.
2011  Who are those in white garments? Ha'aretz Newspaper
2011  LiveScience in a telephone interview about Qumran. 
          Mystery of Dead Sea Scroll Authors Possibly Solved.
2011  Consultant of textiles and garments for the film at "Jaffa Tales" – Old Jaffa Visitor's
          Center 
2010  The Naked Archaeology. The Hairy Show
2010  The Naked Archaeology. Naked Letters
2010  Who really wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? That is the subject of a forthcoming documentary 
          produced by CTVC for National Geographic
2009  First Century Burial Shroud and Disease Found in Jerusalem Tomb. By History of Ancient
          World. 
2009  Ancient Leprosy. 2,000-year-old leper found in Jerusalem. Ha'aretz Newspaper
2008  The Naked Archaeology. Coat of Many Colors
2008  The Naked Archaeology. Holy Threads.
2007  Consultant of textiles and garments for the film about the Roman period (the Second 
          Temple) at the Jerusalem Archaeological Park.

H) Forthcoming: submitted, accepted or in press publications

  • 2015. Textile Remains and Textile Impressions at Tel Beer-Sheba. In: Z. Herzog and L. Singer-Avitz (eds.). Beer-sheba III. The Iron IIA-IIB Age. Vol. 3. Tel Aviv.
  • 2015. Textiles, Threads and Cordage from the Cave of Letters – 2000-1. Excavations. Refuge on the Dead Sea: New Discoveries in the Cave of Letters.
  • 2015. Two Special Traditions in Jewish Garments and the Rarity of Mixed Wool and Linen Threads at the Same Textile in the Land of Israel. In: M. Harlow, C. Michel & M.-L. Nosch (eds.), Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern and Aegean Textiles and Dress: an interdisciplinary anthology. Ancient Textiles Series 18. Oxbow Books, Oxford.
  • 2015. Loomweights and Whorls From Maresha and Experiments of Weaving. 'Atiqot
  • 2015. Textile Remains on Coins from Lod. 'Atiqot
  • 2015. Loomweights from Khirbet Avot. 'Atiqot …
  • 2015. Shamir O. and Rozen S.A. Early Bronze Age Textiles from the Ramon I Rock Shelter in the Central Negev. IEJ …
  • 2015. The High Priest Sha’atnez Garments Compared to Textiles Found in the Land of Israel . In: M. Louise Nosch and  Cecilie Brøns. Textiles and Cult in the Mediterranean Area in the first Millennium BC. Oxbow..
  • 2016. Textiles, Basketry and Cordage Discovered along the Incense Road. In: T. Gini (ed.),  Rudolph Cohen's Excavations along the Incense Road, 1978–1988.
  • 2016. Shamir O. and Janaway R. Textiles from Kasr al-Yahud, the ninth century CE. Collected Papers of the Staff Office of Archaeology
  • 2016. Shamir O. and Baginski A. Textiles, Basketry and Cordage from Qarantal Cave 38. Final Report. Collected Papers of the Staff Office of Archaeology
  • 2015. Shamir O. and Sukenik N. Textiles of Qumran and the Garments of its Inhabitants Compared to the Neighboring Jewish Society. De Gruyter Publishing House.
  • 2016. Sha’atnez  – The Biblical Prohibition Against Wearing Mixed Wool and Linen Together and the Observance and Enforcement of the Command in the Orthodox Jewish Communities Today. In M.-L. Nosch,  C. Michel &  S. Gaspa (eds.)Textile Terminologies from the Orient to the Mediterranean and Europe 1000 BC – AD 1000Ancient Textiles SeriesOxbow Books, Oxford.
  • Shamir O. and Schick T. Textiles of the Chalcolithic Period from Judean Desert caves: Lower Wadi el-Makkukh and adjacent area. In: J. Patrich. Survey and Excavations in the Judean Desert. Haifa.
  • Textiles, Basketry and Cordage from Surveys in Judea Desert directed by J. Patrich. In: J. Patrich. Survey and Excavations in the Judean Desert. Haifa.
  • Textiles and Textile Impressions from Yotvata, the Iron Age and Early Islamic Period. Tel Aviv
  • Textile Impressions from Megiddo – the Mamluk period (Y. Tepper excavations). 'Atiqot
  • Textile Impressions on pottery from Tamra – the Mamluk period (Y. Tepper excavations). 'Atiqot
  • Textiles and Threads of the Megiddo Jewelry Hoard (I. Finkelstein excavations).
  • Weaving and Spinning at Vered Jericho. Collected Papers of the Staff Office of Archaeology
  • Banias (Pan Cave) – Textile Remains on Coins (Z. Maos excavations). 'Atiqot
  • Textiles from a Tomb at Tell El-Ful. 'Atiqot
  • Textiles fron Rehovot-in-the-Negev. QEDEM
  • Textiles from Rogem Zafir. 'Atiqot
  • Textile Remains on Coins from Beth She'an. 'Atiqot
  • A Textile from the Northern Cemetery of Achziv (E. Mazar excavations).
  • Loomweights and Whorls from Tel Megadim (S. Wolff excavations). 'Atiqot…
  • A Textile from Hurbat Titora. 'Atiqot
  • A Textile from Tiberias (K. Zitrin excavations).
  • Textiles from the Tombs of Tel Sheva (Y. Baumgerten excavations). 'Atiqot…
  • Textile from Jaffa (Arbel Y. Excavations). 'Atiqot …
  • A Textile from Archilais. 'Atiqot …
  • Loomweights from Mazor. 'Atiqot
  • Textiles from En Evrona, the Early Islamic period. 'Atiqot …
  • Textiles, Basketry and Cordage from the Pool Cave (Q27). In: H. Cohen (ed)  The Pool Cave (Q27). Final report. Sir Maurice and Lady Irene Hatter Laboratory Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies.
  • Ein Gedi – Thread Remains on Metal Amphoriscus (S. Ganor excavations). 'Atiqot…
  • Textiles on Melabes coins, (U. 'Ad excavations). 'Atiqot
  • A Textile and threads from Jaffa, the Ottoman Period (A. Katz excavations). 'Atiqot…
  • Textile impression on a Token (With E. Oren).
  • Loomweights from Tel Tanim. 'Atiqot …
  • Shamir O. ICOM Norway 2011: Archaeological Exhibits outside Museums in Israel – Do They Encourage the Public to Visit Museums ?  Forthcoming.
  • ICOM Serbia 2012: How Food and Its Significance Are Presented at Archaeological Museums and Exhibits in Israel. Forthcoming.

 

Publications

  • Shamir O. 2015. A burial textile from the first century CE in Jerusalem compared to roman textiles in the land of Israel and the Turin Shroud. Proceeding of the Workshop on Advances in the Turin Shroud Investigation. IEEE-ATSI. SHS Web of Conferences.

http://www.shs-conferences.org/articles/shsconf/pdf/2015/02/shsconf_atsi2014_00010.pdf

  • 2015. Textiles, Basketry and Cordage from Cave Q27. In: H. Cohen (ed) The MIKVEH Cave Q27. The First Three Seasons of Excavations 2003, 2006, 2012. Contract Archaeology Reports V. Sir Maurice and Lady Irene Hatter Laboratory Reports and Studies of Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies Excavations. Haifa. Pp. 77-90.

https://www.academia.edu/15691085/MIKVEH_CAVE_Q27_The_First_Three_Seasons_of_Excavations_2003_2006_2012

  • Shamir O. 2014. Two Special Traditions in Jewish Garments and the Rarity of Mixed Wool and Linen Threads in the Land of Israel. In: M. Harlow, C. Michel & M.-L. Nosch (eds.), Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern and Aegean Textiles and Dress: an interdisciplinary anthology. Ancient Textiles Series 18. Oxbow Books, Oxford. Pp. 298-308.
  • Shamir O. and Baginski A. 2014. The Earliest Cotton Ikat Textiles from Nahal 'Omer Israel 650-810 CE. In: M.L. Nosch, Z. Feng and L. Varadarajan (eds). Global Textile Encounters. Ancient Textiles Series 20. Oxbow Books, Oxford. Pp. 65-73.
  • Shamir O. 2014. Nabatean Roman Basketry, Braiding and Cordage Discovered along the Incense Road. Michmanim 25:15-22.
  • Shamir O. And ‘Ad U. 2014. Loomweights of the Persian Period from Khirbat Burin, Israel. Archaelogical Textiloes Review (ATR)56:35-40.
  • Abbo S, Zezak I, Lev-Yadun S, Shamir O, T. Fridmand and Gopher A. 2014. Harvesting wild flax in the Galilee, Israel and extracting fibers – bearing on Near Eastern plant domestication. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 62:52-64.
  • Shamir O. 2014. Textiles, Basketry and other Organic Artifacts of the Chalcolithic Period in the Southern Levant. In: M. Sebbane, O. Misch-Brandel and D.M Master (eds.). Catalogue exhibition "Masters of Fire: Copper Age Art from Israel". Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University. Princeton and New York. Pp. 139-152.
  • Shamir O. and Baginski A. 2014. Ancient Silk Textiles in the Land of Israel. In: A. Luximon (ed.). Resist Dye on the Silk road: Shibori, Clamp Resist and Ikat. Proceeding of the 9th International Shibori Symposium in Hangzhou, China. Pp. 25-31.
  • Shamir O. 2014. Regional Archaeological Museums and Exhibits in Israel. In: J. Legget (ed.). Regional Museums for Social Harmony. Beijing. Pp.158-163.
  • Sukenik N, Iluz D, Shamir O. Varvak A. and Amar Z. 2014. True Purple Textiles from Murabba’at Caves and other purple substitutes which were found in caves in the Judean Desert. Judea and Samaria Research Studies 23:409-425 (in Hebrew, English summary p. 26).
  • Shamir O. 2013. Dress: Hellenistic and Roman Period. In: D. Master (ed.). Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology. 2-Volume Set. Oxford. Pp. 328-336.
  • Shamir O. and Baginski A. 2013. Textiles' Hoard from Jericho Cave 38 in the Qarantal Cliff. Hoards and Genizot as Chapters in History. Haifa. Pp.77*-88*.
  • Sukenik N, Iluz D, Shamir O. Varvak A. and Amar Z. 2013. Purple-Dyed Textiles From Wadi Murabba’at – Historical, Archaeological and Chemical Aspects. Archaelogical Textiloes Review (ATR) 55: 46-54 .

Neue Textilfunde mit der Farbe Purpur aus der judäischen Wüste in Israel. Antike Welt. 2014.
http://www.antikewelt.de/index.php/neue-textilfunde-mit-der-farbe-purpur-aus-der-judaischen-wuste-in-israel/

  • Shamir O. and Baginski A. 2013. Textiles' Treasure from Jericho Cave 38 in the Qarantal Cliff Compared to other Early Medieval Sites in Israel. Textile Society of America Symposium Proceedings. Nebraska. Pp. 1-11.
  • Amar Z. and Shamir. O. 2013. Egyptian Balsam and its Use in the Jordan Rift Region. Judea and Samaria Research Studies 22:369-376 (in Hebrew).
  • Shamir O. 2013. Roman Period Textiles in the Holy Land. In: M. Popovic (ed.). "The Dead Sea Scrolls" Holland, Drents Museum, Catalogue of the Exhibition. Pp. 94-99. (in Dutch).
  • Shamir O. 2013. Loomweights From Tell 'Amal. Hadashot Arkeologiyot — Excavations and Surveys in Israel125:1-8
  • Shamir O. 2013. Textile Remains on a Bronze  Ingot (Horbat Tevet). In: F. Abu Zidal. Horbat Tava. Hadashot Arkeologiyot — Excavations and Surveys in Israel 125.
  • Shamir O. 2013 In: E. Mazar (ed.) The Northern Cemetery of Achziv (10th-6th Centuries BCE), The Tophet Site. Sam Turner Expedition, Final Report of the Excavations (Cuadernos de Arqueologia Mediterranea 19-20). Barcelona Shamir O. 2012. Textiles Remains on Metal. In: Y. Gadot and A. Yasur-Landau (eds.). Qiryat Shemona (S) Fort and village in the Hula valley. Salvage Excavation Reports 7. P. 205
  • Shamir O. 2012. Remains of Cords and a Textile Impression on a Clay Stopper. In: Z. Meshel et. al. (ed.).  Kuntillet 'Ajrud. An Iron Age II Religious Site on the Judeah-Sinai Border. Jerusalem. Pp. 313-316.
  • Shamir O. A textile from Khirbet Umm Zaqum. 2012. In: N. Carmin (ed.). Churches and monasteries in Samaria and northern Judea. Jerusalem. P. 250.
  • Shamir O. and Sukenik N. 2011. Qumran Textiles and the Garments of Qumran's Inhabitants. Dead Sea Discoveries 18:206-225. Brill publications.
  • Kool R. Berman A. Shamir O. and Tepper Y. 2011. A late tenth-century Fatimid coin purse from Bet She’an. 'Atiqot 67. Jerusalem. Pp. 32-41.
  • Shamir O. 2011. Archaeological Exhibits in Israel. ARIEL 194:11-24.
  • Shamir O. 2011. New Archaeological Exhibitions and Exhibits at the Northern Part of Israel. ARIEL 195-196:95-107.
  • Shamir O. and Sukenik N. 2010. The Christmas Cave Textiles Compared to Qumran Textiles. ATN (Archaeological Textiles Newsletter) 51:26-30.
  • Shamir O. 2010. Textiles with 'Sacs', from the Cave of Letters. In: F. Vukosavovic. Angels and Demons – Jewish Magic through the Ages. Jerusalem. Pp. 120-121.
  • Shamir O. 2009. A Linen Textile Fragment. In: N. Panitz-Cohen and A. Mazar (ed.). Excavations at Tel Beth-Shean 1989-1996. Vol. 3. The 13th-11th century BCE Strata in Areas N and S. Jerusalem. P. 608.
  • Shamir O. and Baginski A. 2009. Textiles. In: A. Gorzalczany. An Early Site and a Late Islamic Cemetry in Arab Kefar Sava. P. 91. 'Atiqot 61.(in Hebrew)
  • Shamir O. 2009. Loom Weights. Z. Greenhut and A. De Groot (eds.). Salvage Excavations at Tel Moza - The Bronze and Iron Age Settlements and Later Occupations. IAA Reports 39. Pp. 157-161.
  • Shamir O. 2009. A Textile Fragment (Ramla). In: Y. Elisha. Ramla Final Report. Hadashot Arkeologiyot — Excavations and Surveys in Israel 121.
  • Shamir O. 2008 (2nd edition). Organic Materials. In: D T. Ariel et al. The Dead Sea Scrolls. Jerusalem. Pp. 116-134.
  • Shamir O. 2007. Loomweights and Textile Production at Tel Miqne-Ekron: A Preliminary Report. Crawford S. W. et al. (eds.) "Up to the Gates of Ekron": Essays on the Archaeology and History of the Eastern Mediterranean in Honor of Seymour Gitin. Jerusalem. Pp. 43-49.
  • Shamir O. 2007. Textiles. In: Remains of Early Islamic Settlement and a Hellenistic (Roman?) Tomb at Khirbat Deiran, Rehovot. 'Atiqot 57: 86*-87*.
  • Shamir O. 2007. Textiles, Loom Weights and Spindle Whorls. Cohen R. and H. Bernick-Greenberg (eds.). Excavations at Kadesh-Barnea 1976-1982. IAA Reports 34/1Pp. 255-268.
  • Shamir O. 2007. Textiles from the 1st Century CE in Jerusalem – a Preliminary Report. Ancient Textiles Production, Craft and Society. Oxford. Pp. 77-80.
  • Shamir O. and A. Baginski. 2007. Golden Threads in Antiquity. Shimmering Gold. The Splendid of Gold Embroidered Textiles. Tel Aviv. P. 43.
  • Shamir O. 2007. Loom Weights from En-Gedi. In: E. Stern. En-Gedi Excavations I, Final Report (1991-1965). Jerusalem. Pp. 381-390.
  • Shamir O. 2007. Textiles, Cordage, and Threads from En-Gedi. In: Y. Hirschfeld. En-Gedi Excavations II, Final Report (1996-2002). Jerusalem. Pp. 587-594.
  • Vandenabeele P, Adwards H.G.M, Shamir O, Gunneweg J, Moens L. 2006. Raman Spectroscopic Study of Archaeological Textile Samples from the 'Cave of Letters'. In: J. Gunneweg, C. Greenblatt and A. Adriens (eds). Bio- and Material Cultures at Qumran. Stuttgart. Pp. 131-138.
  • Shamir O. 2006. Textiles and Garments from Qumran – Chalcolithic and Roman Periods. In: J. Gunneweg, C. Greenblatt and A. Adriens (eds). Bio- and Material Cultures at Qumran. Stuttgart. Pp. 285-296.
  • Shamir O. 2006. Textiles and Cordage from Refuge Caves 344, 348 in Nahal Arugot  In: Y.Eshel (ed). Judea and Samaria Research Studies – Proceeding of the fifteenth Annual Meeting. Kedumim-Ariel. Pp. 133-135 (in Hebrew).
  • Shamir O. 2006. Textiles, Basketry and Cordage and Fruits from 'En Tamar: Preliminary Report. In: P. Bienkowski and K. Galor. Crossing the Rift Valley. Oxbow Books. Levant Supplementary Series 3. Pp. 191-194.
  • Shamir O. 2006. Textiles and their Find Spots: Finds from Along the Spice Route Joining Petra and Gaza. In: S. Schrenk (ed). Textiles in Situ: Their Find Spots in Egypt and Neighbouring Countries in the First Millennium CE. Riggisberger Berichte 13:185-194. Abegg-Stiftung, Riggisberg.
  • Shamir O. 2006. Shrouds and Other Textiles From Ein Gedi. In: Y.   Hirschfeld. Ein gedi "A Large Village of Jews". Haifa. Pp. 57*-59*.
  • Shamir O. 2006. Objects Associated with the Weaving Industry (Beth Shean, Area P). In: A. Mazar (ed.). Excavations at Tel Beth-Shean 1989-1996. Vol. 1. From the late Bronze Age IIB to the Medieval Period. Jerusalem. Pp. 474-483.
  • Shamir O. 2005. Textiles, Basketry, Cordage and Whorls from Mo'a. Atiqot 50:99-152.
  • Shamir O. 2005. Textile Remains on Metal from Bareqet, Israel. ATN 40:20.
  • Shamir O. 2005. Tunics from Kasr al-Yahud. In: L. Cleland, M. Harlow and L. Llewellyn-Jones (eds). The Clothed Body in the Ancient World. Oxbow books. Pp. 162-16

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