The Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research (BASOR) is a leader among peer-reviewed academic journals of the ancient Near East. For nearly a century, since 1919 when William F. Albright originally founded it as the Bulletin of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem, BASOR has served as a highly respected interdisciplinary English-language forum for scholars worldwide in subject areas such as archaeology, art, anthropology, archaeometry, bioarchaeology, archaeozoology, biblical studies, history, literature, philology, geography, and epigraphy. The journal contains articles written by leading scholars and acknowledged experts in the ancient world that cover a geographical region from Israel and Canaan to ancient Anatolia, Mesopotamia, Cyprus, and Egypt and a chronological range from the Paleolithic period through Islamic times.

The journal appears bi-annually, in May and November. Submissions of particular interest include cutting-edge original research, preliminary reports of new and ongoing archaeological excavations, theoretical and innovative approaches to the ancient world, reviews of current scholarship in the field, and commentaries on the latest books. Suggestions are also welcomed for occasional theme issues relating to topics of broad scholarly interest.

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Current Issue:

BASOR 378 (November 2017):
This issue of BASOR includes the following articles: Cup-Marks and Citadels: Evidence for Libation in 2nd-Millennium B.C.E. Western Anatolia; Early Ottoman Archaeology: Rediscovering the Finds of Ascalon (Ashkelon), 1847; Seismic Environments of Prehistoric Settlements in Northern Mesopotamia: A Review of Current Knowledge; Contexts and Repetitions of Cypro-Minoan Inscriptions: Function and Subject Matter of Clay Balls; and more.

Past Issue:

BASOR 377 (May 2017):
This issue of BASOR includes the following articles: From Stadium to Harbor: Reinterpreting the Curved Ashlar Structure in Roman Tiberias; The Qubur al-Walaydah Bowl: New Images and Old Readings; Local Production of a Small Rectangular Limestone Incense Altar at Tell Halif, Israel: Iconographic Considerations; An Aramaic-Inscribed Lamaštu Amulet from Zincirli; Embodiments of Death: The Funerary Sequence and Commemoration in the Bronze Age Levant; and more.

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Eric H. Cline, George Washington University
Christopher A. Rollston, George Washington University
Second Term ends on June 30, 2020

Editorial Board:

Term 2015-2018
Jennie Ebeling, University of Evansville
Jennifer Ramsay, SUNY Brockport
Lisa Cooper, University of British Columbia
Benjamin Porter, University of California, Berkeley

Term 2016-2019
Leigh-Ann Bedal, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Heather Dana Davis Parker, Johns Hopkins University
Felix Höflmayer, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Term 2017-2020
Rachel Hallote, Purchase College SUNY
Bethany Walker, University of Bonn
Assaf Yasur-Landau, University of Haifa


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To contact the Co-Editors of BASOR:

Eric H. Cline and Christopher A. Rollston
Department of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
335 Philips Hall, 801 22nd Street NW
The George Washington University
Washington DC 20052

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