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Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research

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 and archaeozoology, biblical studies, history, literature, philology, geography, and epigraphy. Published by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), the journal contains articles written by leading scholars and acknowledged experts in the ancient world which 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 372 (November 2014):

The current issue of BASOR includes articles: Dolmen 317 and Its Hidden Burial: An Early Bronze Age Megalithic Tomb from Jebel al-Mutawwaq (Jordan), Learning to Make Pottery: A Loot at How Novices Became Potters in Middle Bronze Age Cyprus, A Note on the Depiction of a Hoplite on a Sherd from Ashkelon, An Iron Age I Canaanite/Pheonician Courtyard House at Tel Dor: A Comparative Architectural and Functional Analysis, Economy and Exchange in the Iron Age Kingdoms of the Southern Levant, and more.


Past Issue:

BASOR 371 (May 2014):

The current issue of BASOR includes articles: A Stone Plank Figure from Politiko-Troullia, Cyprus: Potenial Implications for Interferring Bronze Age Communal Behavior, The Middle Bronze Age "High Place" at Gezer, Shepard Kings? A Zooarchaeological Investigation of Elite Precincts in Middle Bronze Age Tel Hazor and Tel Kabri, Food, Economy, and Culture at Tel Dor, Israel: A Diachronic Study of Faunal Remains from 15 Centuries of Occupation, The Chronology of the Iron Age IIA in Judah in the Light of Tel 'Eton Tomb C3 and Other Assemblages, and more.



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Eric H. Cline, George Washington University
Christopher A. Rollston, George Washington University

Editorial Board:

Term 2012-2015
Thomas E. Levy, University of California, San Diego
Yorke M. Rowan, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
Benjamin A. Saidel, East Carolina University

Term 2013-2016
Bethany Walker, University of Bonn
Jane Cahill West, Houston, TX
Assaf Yasur-Landau, University of Haifa

Term 2014-2017
Amanda Podany, CSU Pomona
Mark Chavalas, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
Michael Hoff, University of Nebraska at Lincoln

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


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