Dr. Margreet L. Steiner

Margreet L. Steiner is an archaeologist with a special interest in the Southern Levant. In cooperation with Henk Franken she published Kathleen Kenyon’s excavations in Jerusalem and for many years has conducted archaeological research in Israel, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Working for several excavations seasons at Tell Deir Alla as a site supervisor and area supervisor has provided her with an intimate knowledge of the site.


Recent publications:

Margreet L. Steiner and Eveline J. van der Steen (eds.) (2008) Sacred and Sweet; Studies on the Material Culture of Tell Deir `Alla and Tell Abu Sarbut. Ancient Near Eastern Studies Supplement Series 24. Leuven: Peeters.

Margreet L. Steiner and Ann E. Killebrew (eds.) (2014) The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant (ca. 8000 – 332 BCE). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Margreet L. Steiner (2019) Inhabiting the Promised Land: Exploring the Complex Relationship between Archaeology and Ancient Israel as Depicted in the Bible. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Books by Margreet L. Steiner

Digging up the Bible?

The Excavations at Tell Deir Alla, Jordan (1960-1967)

Margreet L. Steiner & Bart Wagemakers | 2019

This is the account of a remarkable excavation. It started with a modest dig on an unremarkable tell in Jordan. The name of the tell does not occur in the Bible, and no ancient town…

We graven hier niet de bijbel op!

De Nederlandse opgraving op Tell Deir Alla (1960-1967)

Margreet L. Steiner & Bart Wagemakers | 2018

Dit is het verhaal van een bijzondere opgraving. Onderzocht werd een onaanzienlijke ruïneheuvel in Jordanië. De naam van de ruïneheuvel kwam niet in de Bijbel voor, en er was geen belangrijke stad onder het puin…

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