Isaac Gilead is a Professor of Archaeology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel. Dr. Gilead received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Hebrew University, Jerusalem in 1974, 1976, and 1982, respectively. His research interests include archaeology of Beer Sheva, the Stone Age archaeology of the southern Levant, the archaeology of the Chalcolithic period, the archaeology of arid zones, and most importantly the archaeology of Nazi extermination centers. He has done extensive fieldwork at Nazi extermination centers in Poland and, specifically, at the operation Reinhardt camps of Bełżec, Sobibór and Treblinka. He also authored and co-authored numerous books and articles that were published in various peer-reviewed journals.