Professor Salah Hussein Al-Houdalieh is an archaeologist with a doctorate from the Institute of Pre- and Early History at the University of Heidelberg (1999), a master degree in archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at Yarmouk University (1992), and a Bachelor degree in archaeology, anthropology and sociology from Bir Zeit University (1987).
Since 2000, Al-Houdalieh has been appointed three times as a chairman of the Dept. of Archaeology and the Institute of Archaeology of Al-Quds University. His current research and teaching interests include archaeology and ethnography in the Levant, cultural identity, antiquities looting and looters, mosaics, the heritage ethics, Roman-Byzantine architecture, and the stratigraphy of the Early Bronze Age in the Middle East. Several of his fieldwork projects have examined how both urban development and the looting of antiquities sites are impacting
Palestine’s cultural heritage and endangering its archaeological resources. In the time period between 2000 and 2020, he has conducted a wide range of fieldwork projects, including excavations, surveys and conservation & restoration at several different sites such as Kh. et-tireh, Kh. el-Lauz, and Kh. Shuwayka. Al-Houdalieh is on the editorial boards of several journals, and is the author of a series of books as well as many field reports and scholarly articles.