The following research monographs focus on aspects of the PEF’s activities intended to stimulate ongoing scholarship. The series has been revived after a break of over half a century with several new titles. Further titles are in preparation.
- PEF Annual X: Mapping Jordan through Two Millennia
This book shows how travellers and scholars since Roman times have put together their maps of the land east of the River Jordan. It traces the contribution of Roman armies and early Christian pilgrims and medieval European travellers.
- PEF Annual IX: The Levant in Transition
The latter part of the 3rd millennium BC witnessed severe dislocations in the social, economic and political structures of the lands at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea - the Levant. This volume contains the papers given at a conference held in 2004 at the British Museum, presenting both new evidence and new theories bearing on this transitional period.
- PEF Annual VIII: Stone Vessels in the Levant
Examining stone vessels in the Levant during the 2nd millennium BC, the author Rachael Thyrza Sparks explores the links between material culture and society through a comprehensive study of production and distribution.
- PEF Annual VII: The Hellenistic Paintings of Marisa
In early June 1902, John Peters and Hermann Thiersch were alerted to the discovery of two painted burial caves at Marisa, less than 40 miles southwest from Jerusalem. This new study of the paintings by David Jacobson includes high quality reproductions of the original photographic plates in the PEF collections.
- PEF Annual III: The Wilderness of Zin (revised 3rd edition)
The Wilderness of Zin was first published as the Annual of the Palestine Exploration Fund for 1914/15. It describes an incredible archaeological survey carried out as cover for a British military mapping operation in southern Palestine just before the outbreak of World War One in 1914.