Sveta Matskevich grew up in the Ukraine and came to Israel in 1992. She joined the Tel Dor project in 1995 and worked her way up from recorder to area supervisor, assistant architect and data-base administrator.
She finished her B.A. in archaeology and history of art at the Hebrew University in 1997, and wrote her M.A. thesis on the stratigraphy and pottery analysis of the early Iron Age layers in area B1 of Tel Dor.
She participated in the publication of material from Tel Dan and En Gedi in Israel, and in several excavation campaigns in Tiryns (Greece).
Her interests also include the uses of computers in archaeology: database systems, computer-aided drafting, visual presentations, and Web publishing.