He was Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, the institution where he originally studied archaeology at undergraduate and post-graduate levels in the 1960s. In 1988, he moved to the United States of America where he became Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology at Harvard University as well as Curator of Palaeolithic Archaeology at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.
He has excavated widely on prehistoric Levantine sites including Kebara Cave, the early Neolithic village of Netiv HaGdud, as well as on Palaeolithic and Neolithic sites in China and the Republic of Georgia.
Ofer Bar-Yosef & Liliane Meignen (ed.). Kebara Cave, Mt. Carmel, Israel: the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic archaeology. Part I.(Book review)
Dec 01, 2008; OFER BAR-YOSEF & LILIANE MEIGNEN (ed Kebara Cave, Mt. Carmel, Israel: the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic archaeology. Part I...
Cultured Brutes? Scientists rethink what they know about Neanderthals.(Test Pages/ the PopSci peer review)(Review)
Jan 01, 2003; Byline: Ofer Bar-Yosef Edited By William G. Phillips With Trevor Thieme THE BOOK: The Neanderthal's Necklace: In Search of the...