ASOR Heritage Fellow works at Bronze Age site in Lebanon

By: Antonietta Catanzariti, Heritage Fellow

The 2011 excavation season at Kamid el-Loz, a site located in the central Beqa’a Valley of Lebanon, produced exciting and important results. It was only thanks to the Heritage Fellowship that I was able to participate in this campaign, conducted by the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität of Freiburg, and take part in these findings. This year, in fact, we excavated north of the Middle Bronze Age palace and discovered additional Late Bronze and Middle Bronze Age installations. Middle Bronze Age I ceramic vessels were recognized in the Administrative area and a burial pit was uncovered in the Residential quarter, adding to our knowledge on MBA funerary practices.

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Update on ASOR’s strategic plan

Strategic plan adopted by ASOR board.

It is with great pleasure we announce that on April 24, 2010, the ASOR board of trustees unanimously adopted the “Strategic Plan as a blueprint to move ASOR forward.” A considerable amount of work has been done by the Strategic Planning Task Force that was chaired by ASOR President Tim Harrison. We thank President Harrison and the rest of the committee (Susan Ackerman, Jimmy Hardin, Morag Kersel, Sten LaBianca, P. E. MacAllister, and Carol Meyers) for their efforts and excellent work. To review ASOR’s Strategic Planning documents, please click here.

The Strategic Plan sets forth a blueprint for ASOR to move forward, but it intentionally did not resolve many implementation issues. The next step will be for President Tim Harrison to appoint an “Implementation Task Force” that will be charged with bringing specific recommendations for implementing the goals set forth in the Strategic Plan to the board of trustees. Updates on the progress of this committee will be posted online and in upcoming ASOR Newsletters.

Please contact Tim Harrison with any questions or comments on the Strategic Plan and with recommendations for the implementation stage. This is an exciting time for ASOR and we look forward to collaborating with our members in the years to come.

Posted by ASOR’s executive director: Andrew G. Vaughn

BASOR back issues available at steep discounts

Back issues of BASOR available to current ASOR members (professional, retired, or student) at steep discounts.

Option #1: Purchase as many individual volumes as you wish from the available sets listed below (subject to availability) for $5 for each volume plus shipping (see below). Please send a list of your needs to asorpubs@bu.edu (or call 617-358-4376), and we will send you a quote based on availability and shipping.

Option #2: Purchase one of the sets below for the special price listed (includes U.S. shipping). Please email asorpubs@bu.edu (or call 617-358-4376) for purchase instructions or for a quote on non-U.S. shipping. If you would like to pick up a set at our Boston offices, you may deduct $35 from the set prices listed below.

Online Option: Click here for information about receiving all of the current issues of BASOR online via Atypon Link and all of the back issues via JSTOR.

Set #1 (123 volumes total): $165 (including U.S. Shipping); tentatively sold
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Set #2 (115 volumes total): $155 (including U.S. Shipping)
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Set #3 (113 volumes total): $155 (including U.S. Shipping)
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Set #4 (105 volumes total): $135 (including U.S. Shipping)
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Set #5 (95 volumes total): $115
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Set #6 (91 volumes total): $115
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Set #7 (89 volumes total): $110
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Set #8 (88 volumes total): $110
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Set #9 (83 volumes total): $105
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Set #10 (79 volumes total): $105
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Note: You must be a current ASOR member (professional, retired, or student) to receive these discounted prices. Offer expires September 1, 2010.

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BASOR 357 (Feb 2010) available online

BASOR 357 (Feb 2010)

ASOR is pleased to announce that BASOR 357 (February 2010) has now been posted online at Atypon Link.

You may access the table of contents here:

http://www.atypon-link.com/ASOR/toc/basor/357/february+2010

The issue contains articles by Maysoon al-Nahar, Christopher M. Monroe, Gideon Avni, and Asa Eger.

As a reminder, the last 3+ years of ASOR journals are available to ASOR members on Atypon Link. For details, please see the following URL:

http://www.asor.org/updates/atypon-online.html