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nineteenth century, especially from the research of Edward
Robinson. The Jerusalem school of ASOR was founded in 1900.
ASOR has additional outlets for its publications in the form
of its
Annual Series
and the newly-established
Monograph Series,
available through the present ASOR office at
126 Inman St., Cambridge, Mass. 02139.
The other major American institution which has a facility
in Jerusalem and funds excavations and publications is the
Hebrew Union College’s Nelson Glueck School of Biblical
Archaeology. I t publishes a
Newsle tter,
and with its
Te l l Gezer
Publication Series
has launched an ambitious program of
scholarly publication in the field of Palestinian archaeology.
Volumes I and II have already appeared under the general
editorship of William G. Dever, and numerous other volumes
are in an advanced state of preparation. A major monograph
outlining the field methods employed in this project is scheduled
to appear in late spring 1978. All these volumes are available
through Hebrew Union College, New York City.
The significance of the Gezer Project cannot be overstated,
as its influence in American archaeological circles has been
dominant. From its staff ranks have emerged the directors and
senior staff of virtually every ASOR-related excavation, espe-
daily Tell el-Hesi, Khirbet Shema‘, Meiron, Gush Halav,
and Tell Halif (Lahav), the latter emanating jointly from He-
brew Union College and
The other major excavation
project of the Americans, Caesarea Maritima, traces its lineage
to the Shechem Project of the 1950’s.
I wish tha t I could report that the results of all these projects
have been published. Of the more recent projects, besides Gezer,
only the Khirbet Shema‘ publication has seen the light of day
and appeared as
Annual #42 ,
Ancient Synagogue Ex-
cavations at Khirbe t Shema‘,
by E. M. Meyers, A. T. Kraabel
and J. F. Strange
et al,
Durham, N. C., 1976. Earlier projects
recently to have appeared in final publication include
Discoveries in the Wadi ed-Daliyeh
by P. and N. Lapp,
et al,
Annual # 4 1 Cambridge, 1974; and Volume I of the
Tell Ai (Et־Tell) Excavations,
The Early Bronze Age,
by J. A.