Shimon Gibson, Ph.D., is a British-born archaeologist who has been working in the Holy Land for the past 40 years. He was appointed in 2017 as Professor of Practice in the History Department.
During the past 20years, Gibson conducted numerous archaeological excavation projects and field surveys in different parts of Israel/Palestine, including the southern desert region. His principal research interests are landscape archaeology; history of archaeology; history and archaeology of Jerusalem; early Judaism and early Christianity; and hiistory of photography in the Middle East. Gibson has directed excavations at Sataf, Modi’in, Suba, and in Jerusalem. He is currently co-directing excavations on Mount Zion.
Gibson is the author of more than 100 research articles on a variety of subjects and spanning different archaeological periods (Chalcolithic to Ottoman), and for more than two decades, he served as the chief editor of the archaeological journal, Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society, published in London (now renamed Strata).
He has appeared in numerous television documentaries on archaeology and history produced for National Geographic, Discovery, History Channel, Smithsonian, and television outlets in Europe and the United Kingdom.