The Palestine Exploration Fund Annuals began in 1911 and after a gap of fifty years the series has been recently relaunched. The Annuals are devoted to virtually all aspects of the history, archaeology, culture, ethnology, geography and geology of the Levant, especially but not exclusively research conducted or supported by the Fund and including excavation reports, major conference proceedings and monographs. Prospective authors are encouraged to contact the current Editor of the series, Dr. C.L. Crouch of the University of Nottingham, at carly.crouch [at] nottingham.ac.uk.
In 1909 the Scottish archaeologist Duncan Mackenzie was appointed ‘Explorer’ of the PEF. From the spring of 1910 until December 1912 he was engaged in archaeological fieldwork in Palestine, especially directing excavation campaigns at Ain Shems (biblical Beth Shemesh) – an important site in the Shephelah of Judah at the crossroads of Canaanite, Philistine, and Israelite cultures. Because of a financial dispute with the PEF, however, he never submitted a detailed publication of his last campaign at Beth Shemesh, conducted in November-December 1912.
R.A.S. Macalister is an important but controversial figure in the history of Palestinian archaeology. This volume celebrates the centennial of the publication of his excavations at Tel Gezer (1912), conducted under the auspices of the PEF. This excavation was the most ambitious one of its time in the land, yielding important architectural remains and thousands of artefacts, including the well-known Gezer Calendar. The contributions of several eminent scholars reflect on the man and his work, and also report on how his work influenced the understanding of the sites he excavated in Palestine, all of which are currently being re-investigated. It is also richly illustrated with images from the PEF archives.
Jerusalem was a constant focus in the hearts and minds of all pilgrims and tourists travelling to the Holy Land in the nineteenth century, but knowing exactly where they might get clean and decent accommodations on arrival was of the utmost importance.
This volume is a study of the rise of commercial hotel keeping in Jerusalem, from the beginnings in the early 1840s, drawing extensively on travel accounts and archives, notably those of the Palestine Exploration Fund.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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