Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize Recipients

2017

Liat Naeh
Ph.D. candidate at The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
In Search of Identity: The Contribution of Recent Finds to Our Understanding of Iron Age Ivory Objects in the Material Culture of the Southern Levant
Published in Altorientalische Forschungen, 42/1: 80–96 (2015).

2016

Shlomit Bechar
Ph.D. candidate in the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
A Reanalysis of the Black Wheel-Made Ware of the Intermediate Bronze Age
Published in Tel Aviv, 42: 26-58 (2015).

2015

Jesse Michael Millek
Ph.D candidate in the Biblical Archaeology Institute and Department of Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Tübingen, Germany
Sea Peoples, Philistines, and the Destruction of Cities: A Critical Examination of Destruction Layers ‘Caused’ by the ‘Sea Peoples’
Paper presented in 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.

2014

Josephine A. Verducci
Ph.D. candidate in the Classics and Archaeology Department in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne
A Feather in Your Cap: Symbols of Philistine Warrior Status
Paper was presented in November 2013 at the Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Baltimore.

2013

Heather Dana Davis Parker
PhD candidate, Northwest Semitics and Hebrew Bible, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Ashley Fiutko Arico
PhD candidate, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University
A Moabite-Inscribed Statue Fragment from Kerak: Possible Egyptian Parallels
Paper given at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, and at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.

2012

Robert S. Homsher
UCL Institute of Archaeology
Mud-Bricks, Construction and the Process of Urbanization in the Middle Bronze Age Levant
Paper given at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research.

2011

Helen R. Jacobus
University of Manchester
4Q318: A Jewish Zodiac Calendar at Qumran
Published in The Dead Sea Scrolls: Texts and Contexts, ed. C. Hempl (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 90; Leiden: Brill, 2010), pp. 365-95.

2009

Jonathan S. Greer
Pennsylvania State University
An Israelite Mizrāq at Tel Dan?
Paper given at the 2008 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.

2008

Lucy Wadeson
Keble College, Oxford University
Chariots of Fire: Elijah and the Zodiac in Synagogue Floor Mosaics of Late Antique Palestine
Published in Aram, 20: 1-41 (2008).

2007

James F. Osborne
Harvard University
The Bench Tomb in Iron Age Judah: Secondary Mortuary Practice and Social Values
Paper given at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research.

2006

Adam Kolman Marshak
Yale University
The Dated Coins of Herod the Great: Towards a New Chronology

2005

John D.M. Green
Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Anklets and the Construction of Gender and Age in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Southern Levant
Paper given at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research.

2004

Laura B. Mazow
Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona
Competing Material Culture: Philistine Settlement at Tel Miqne-Ekron in the Early Iron Age
Paper given at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research.

2003

Christine M. Thompson
Department of Classics and Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA
Sealed Silver in Iron Age Cisjordan and the ‘Invention’ of Coinage
Published in Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 22/1: 67-107 (2003).

2002

Juan Manuel Tebes
School of Philosophy and Linguistics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
A New Analysis of the Iron Age I ‘Chiefdom’ of Tel Masos (Beersheba Valley)
Published in: XIV Jornadas de Becarios de Investigacion, Secretaria de Ciéncia y Tecnica, Universidad de Buenos Aires; Aula Orientalis.

2001

Edward Maher
University of Illinois
Food for the Gods: The Identification of Sacrificial Faunal Assemblages in the Ancient Near East
Paper given at the 2001 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research.