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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|BASOR 375 (May 2016):
The current issue of BASOR includes articles: Akkadian Names in Aramaic Documents from Ancient Egypt, Banqueting in a Northern Arabian Oasis: A Nabataean Triclinium at Dûmat al-Jandal, Saudi Arabia, Hiding in Plain Sight: The Discovery of a New Monumental Structure at Petra, Jordan, Using WorldView-1 and WorldView-2 Satellite Imagery, New Evidence for Middle Bronze Age Chronology and Synchronisms in the Levant: Radiocarbon Dates from Tell el-Burak, Tell el-Dabʿa, and Tel Ifshar Compared, The Empire and the “Upper Sea”: Assyrian Control Strategies along the Southern Levantine Coast, and more.
The BASOR article by TED Prize winner Sarah Parcak and CAORC Executive Director Christopher Tuttle about the discovery that has made headlines, is now available to the public! By becoming a Friend of ASOR for free, you’ll get access to the full article on the monumental structure that hid in plain site near Petra.
|BASOR 374 (November 2015):
The past issue of BASOR includes articles: Pottery and Jewish Settlement in Late Roman Galilee, Feasting in Paradise: Feast Remains from the Iron Age Palace of Ramat Rahel and Their Implications, The Lachish Jar Sherd: An Early Alphabetic Inscription Discovered in 2014, Investigating Cultural and Socioeconomic Change at the Beginning of the Pottery Neolithic in the Southern Caucasus: The 2013 Excavations at Hacı Elamxanlı Tepe, Azerbaijan, A Specialized Ceramic Assemblage for Water Pulling: The Middle Chalcolithic Well of Tel Tsaf, Israel, and more.
View "Ahead of Print" articles on JSTOR (online subscription required):
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Jane Cahill West, Houston, TX
Assaf Yasur-Landau, University of Haifa
Amanda Podany, CSU Pomona
Mark Chavalas, University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse
Michael Hoff, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Jennie Ebeling, University of Evansville
Jennifer Ramsay, SUNY Brockport
Lisa Cooper, University of British Columbia
Benjamin Porter, University of California, Berkeley
Leigh-Ann Bedal, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Heather Dana Davis Parker, Johns Hopkins University
Felix Höflmayer, Austrian Academy of Sciences
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