The biennial Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Awards recognize the best new books on archaeology and the Bible. Made possible by a generous gift from the Leopold and Clara M. Fellner Charitable Foundation through its trustee, Frederick L. Simmons, the 1997 awards are for books published in 1995 and 1996.
Lawrence E. Stager, Harvard Semitic Museum
Andrea Berlin, University of Minnesota
Robert L. Hohlfelder, University of Colorado
The Archaeology of Society in the Holy LandThomas E. Levy, Ed. (New York, NY: Facts on File, 1995), 624 pp., $85.00
The Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land is a milestone in Near Eastern and Mediterranean archaeology. Beginning with the earliest appearance of humans in the Levant, it surveys the archaeological and historical evidence from every period of human history up to the present—making it probably the most up-to-date. authoritative and comprehensive reference tool available. Organized chronologically, this stimulating work presents an intelligible picture of sweeping cultural changes in chapters written by a veritable “Who’s Who” of archaeology in the Holy Land.