Avner Ecker is a PhD Candidate of Classical Archaeology, at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. His dissertation is titled: The Urbanization of Roman Judaea/Palaestina - from the late 1st century CE to the end of the 4th century.

He first joined Oren’s team in 2004 when he volunteered at the Hyrcania excavations and since then did not leave. For CV and Publications see: http://huji.academia.edu/AvnerEcker