Winner of the Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize 2017

The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem is pleased to announce the winner of the sixteenth 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 Liat Naeh, a Ph.D. candidate at The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her paper—“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”—was published in Altorientalische Forschungen 42/1: 80–96 (2015).

The Sean W. Dever Prize was established in 2001 by Mrs. Norma Dever and Professor William G. Dever, in memory of their son Sean.