Dr. Sharon Zuckerman was a rising star in the field of Biblical archaeology. Not only was she a senior lecturer at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, but she was also codirector of the excavations at Hazor with Amnon Ben-Tor. Her death last November was a great loss to the archaeology community.
Born in Jerusalem, Dr. Zuckerman lived most of her life in the Holy City, pursuing her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focused on the period of the Bronze Age in the southern Levant, and many of her publications concentrated on her work at Hazor,a where since 2006 she served as codirector of the Selz Foundation Hazor Excavations in memory of Yigael Yadin. Yadin preceded Ben-Tor as director of the Hazor excavations.
Zuckerman died on Friday, November 28, 2014, at the age of 49 after a battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Gadi, and two children, Ido and Noam.