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1992-93 Annual Report

Thomas A. Holland

On September 1, 1992, Thomas A. Holland's appointment as a Research Associate at the Oriental Institute was renewed for another year.

During the autumn of the year, he directed the third season of the Oriental Institute/University Museum (University of Pennsylvania) sponsored archaeological excavations at Tell es-Sweyhat in Syria (see separate report, pp. 63-70). Holland also authored two articles on the Sweyhat excavations-one for Annales Archéologique Arabes Syriennes and another for Archiv für Orientforschung, as well as one article with T. J. Wilkinson and R. L. Zettler for a forthcoming issue of American Journal of Archaeology.

In November 1992, Holland attended the joint annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, and the American Schools of Oriental Research in San Francisco where he presented a paper on the recently completed 1992 season of excavations at Sweyhat. During the meetings, he also represented the Oriental Institute Press, along with James W. Willis, Oriental Institute Press Sales Manager, in promoting sales of our scholarly publications.

Holland also contributed an article on Kathleen Kenyon's excavations at Jericho in the 1950s and a short biography of Carl Watzinger for the forthcoming Encyclopedia of Near Eastern Archaeology, published by the American Schools of Oriental Research and Oxford University Press.

Apart from dealing with numerous inquiries concerning the discovery of the "Sweyhat Horse" figurine, Holland continued with his research and writing for a forthcoming volume entitled Tell es-Sweyhat, Syria: Archaeological and Landscape Studies.

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