2019 Grant Co-Recipient with Liora Horwitz
Ehud Galili (Ph.D.) is a Marine Archaeologist, a Research Fellow and a lecturer at the University of Haifa. He directed the project of the submerged Neolithic settlements off the Carmel coast (1984-2019) and the underwater archaeological surveys off the Israeli coast since 1965. His activity focuses on the study of man and sea relations and the rescue of the cultural heritage. Galili established the marine unit of the Israel Antiquities Authority and directed it from 1990-2004. As a member in the National Committee for the Protection of the coastal Environment (2004-2019), he produced policy documents and risk assessment surveys aimed at managing and protecting the underwater and coastal cultural heritage. Research interests include: submerged prehistoric settlements, sea level changes, ancient seafaring, shipwrecks, fishing instruments, salt industry and preservation of the underwater cultural heritage.