The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem is pleased to announce the winner of the fourteenth annual competition for the Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize. This award offers $650 for the best published article or paper presented at a conference by a Ph.D. candidate in Syro-Palestinian or Biblical Archaeology. Authors may be of any nationality but the article or paper must be in English.
The winner this year is Jesse Michael Millek, a Ph.D. candidate in the Biblical Archaeology Institute and Department of Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Tübingen, Germany. His paper—“Sea Peoples, Philistines, and the Destruction of Cities: A Critical Examination of Destruction Layers ‘Caused’ by the ‘Sea Peoples’”—was presented on 4 November 2014 at a conference on “The Sea Peoples Up-To-Date: New Research on the Migration of Peoples in the 12th Century BCE,” in Vienna.
The Sean W. Dever Prize was established in 2001 by Mrs. Norma Dever and Professor William G. Dever, in memory of their son Sean.