“Mud-Bricks, Construction and the Process of Urbanization in the Middle Bronze Age Levant” is the title of the paper that won this year’s Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize. Written by Robert S. Homsher of University College London Institute of Archaeology, it uses three sites—Dan, Megiddo and Pella—as case studies to analyze the process of construction during a period of urbanization in the Middle Bronze Age.
The award is given for the best published article or paper (in English) presented at a conference by a Ph.D. candidate in Syro-Palestinian and Biblical Archaeology. Homsher’s winning paper was presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) in San Francisco.
Homsher plans to relocate to Berkeley, California, with his fiancée and is expected to graduate this fall with a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
The Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize was established in 2001 by Professor William G. Dever and Mrs. Norma Dever in memory of their son Sean.