In today’s world, interest in Sephardic Jewry is greater than ever before, particularly with the recent laws in Portugal and Spain enacting the right for descendants of Iberian Jews to reclaim nationality that had been revoked by the Expulsion. The […]
About Michael Waas
Michael Waas is a Historical Archaeologist specializing in site research and evaluation and three-dimensional modeling for Historical Preservation. He received his Bachelors Degree in Anthropology with a specialization in Historical Archaeology from New College of Florida, and the subject of his Senior Thesis was "The Archaeology of Ethnogenesis of the Seminole People of Florida." Currently, Michael is a Masters Degree Candidate in the Department of Jewish History at the University of Haifa under the direction of Dr. Ido Shahar.
Professionally, he interned with the Seminole Tribe of Florida Tribal Historic Preservation Office in the Research Department (Summer 2009) and the International Conservation Center – Cittá di Roma located in Old Acre, Israel, where he received professional training and experience in the field of Historic Preservation and Conservation (Summer 2010, October 2012 – July 2013).
Michael worked as a field archaeologist on the Looking for Angola project in Bradenton, Florida, under Dr. Uzi Baram, the Live Oak site in Sarasota, Florida, under Dr. George Luer, and on the Tel Akko project under Dr. Ann Killebrew. He also worked as a surveyor on the Galilee Cemetery project, a Historic Black cemetery, documenting graves. In addition to working in the field of Historic Preservation and Research, he is an avid photographer.