Dr. Jessie Pincus concentrated her studies from 2003-2009 on
geoarchaeological data acquisition and modeling using Ground
Penetrating Radar (GPR) for strategic planning and decision support.
She worked at several sites in the Southern Levant, with an
emphasis on rough terrain GPR with archaeological support application,
as well as interfacing of results in a GIS database model.
Her dissertation is entitled "Geoarchaeological Data Acquisition and Modeling with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) of Ancient Agricultural Terraced Fields in the Negev and Tell es-Safi/Gath". She is a State of Israel licensed archaeologist. She taught the course in Soils for Construction and Foundations at Texas A&M, where she worked as a postdoctoral researcher.
Currently she is a Research Associate at the Tell es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project Lab at Bar Ilan University.|
Jessie Pincus leads the Mnemotrix Geoarchaeological Support Team for CRASL, the Center for Research & Archaeology of the Southern Levant. She also provides geoarchaeological support to the IAA, the Israel Antiquities Authority. Jessie has also lent her expertise to the Mount Zion Expedition as the team's Geoarchaeologist and Scientific Coordinator. She continues her work in 2014 with the many projects supported by CRASL. See here for more details on the CRASL projects.
In addition to her doctoral work, Jessie has completed numerous projects and archaeogeophysical surveys throughout Israel. These sites include Kiryat Anavim Cemetery and Tel Mond Cemetery, forensics projects in support of the Israel Defense Forces' MIA department; and Hazor Archaeological Project, Tell es-Safi/Philistine Gath, City of David Excavations, Neolithic Sha'ar HaGolan Archaeological Project, and Givat Sher archaeological projects to name a few. Past projects have included the Mount Zion Excavations, the Horns of Hittin, the ancient city of Bethsaida, and select sites in Jerusalem and the biblical city of Nazareth. She has published portions of her work in several journals and research editions. Her doctoral work has focused on advanced data modeling of numerous archaeological, geological, geophysical, hydrological and climatic datasets, including data acquisition in the Negev desert at her 5 research sites of Avdat, Nizzana, Shivta, the Yatir Forest, and Tell es-Safi. She brings specialized experience in rough-terrain situations where on-site innovation allows her to produce useful reports for both the researchers and professionals in the field. She has also worked at several sites in the USA, including the Miami Circle in Florida, one of the few Prehistoric architectural structure remains in the country, the ancient Ortona canals in Central Florida, and Little Salt Springs on the west coast of Florida. See here for GPR field reports including 3D modeling and animations.
In addition to contributing GPR Studies and GPS Surveys to the ADASR Project, she has also provided ADASR its website design and support, and inter-disciplinary collaboration for GIS interface of ADASR data.
Many of her reports, including animated depth slices of GPR Studies, can be seen below: