1996-97 ANNUAL REPORT
Thomas A. Holland
Thomas A. Holland's book review of An Introduction to Biblical Archaeology, by Volkmar Fritz, was published in Bibliotheca Orientalis 54 (1997): 231-34.
Concerning the author's research on the recent archaeological excavations at Tell es-Sweyhat, an Early Bronze Age site in northern Syria, proofs were received and approved for an article entitled "Evidence for Trade at Tell es-Sweyhat During the Second Half of the Third Millennium bc" for inclusion in Aleppo and the Silk Road, a forthcoming special issue of the series Les Annales Archéologiques Arabes Syriennes, a volume that will be similar to the 1996 volume Palmyra and the Silk Road. Another contribution concerning Sweyhat was submitted to the European Centre for Upper Mesopotamian Studies for a forthcoming volume in the Subartu series entitled Analytical Repertory of Pre-Classical Upper Mesopotamian Sites, edited by Stefano Anastasio and Marc Lebeau. This volume will be in an oversize format, with introduction, indices, charts, thematic maps, and short comments; an electronic version may also be distributed in CD-ROM.
Research continued sporadically during the academic year on the textual portion of the two volume set concerning the excavations at Sweyhat, which is scheduled for publication in the Oriental Institute Publication series, along with Tony J. Wilkinson's companion volume on landscape studies at both Sweyhat and numerous other sites in the same region on the left bank of the Euphrates River.
Revised: July 30, 2007