Dr. Liora Freud is project coordinator at the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University. She is the registrar and pottery expert of the Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition, directed by Prof. Oded Lipschits, Prof. Manfred Oeming and Prof. Yuval Gadot and is currently coordinating the publication of the finds from the renewed excavations at Ramat Rahel (2005–2010). Her Ph.D. dissertation, titled “Judahite Pottery in the Transitional Phase between the Iron Age and the Persian Period: Jerusalem and Environs”, focused on Babylonian period pottery. She started her speciality in ancient pottery, mainly of the Iron Age, while working for many years with the late Prof. Itzhak Beit-Arieh, and she participated in the publications of many sites in the Beer-Sheba Valley. She takes part in the pottery reading of Tel Shiloh and provides a ceramic report for each season on the earlier pottery at the site, from the Middle Bronze Age till The Persian Period.