Gil Stein (born January 9, 1956) is an American archaeologist. He was director of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago from 2003 to 2017.Stein received a B.A. from Yale University in 1978 and a Ph.D. in 1988 from the University of Pennsylvania. In 1990, he was appointed an assistant professor at the Department of Anthropology at Northwestern University, and in 2001 became a full professor at the same department. In 2002, he moved to the University of Chicago. Since 2008 he has jointly directed the Joint Syrian-American Archaeological Research Project at Tell Zeidan of the Ubaid culture. In 2017, Stein was appointed Senior Advisor to the Provost for Cultural Heritage at the University of Chicago.
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