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Institute student awarded Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize

13 March 2012

Robert Homsher

Congratulations to Robert Homsher who was recently awarded the Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize for 2012 by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR).

The Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize is awarded for the best published article or paper presented at a conference by a PhD candidate in Syro-Palestinian or Biblical Archaeology.

Robert's conference paper for which he won the award was entitled 'Mud-Bricks, Construction and the Process of Urbanization in the Middle Brionze Age Levant' and was presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in San Francisco.

Robert's research at the Institute, supervised by Arlene Rosen, Karen Wright and Elizabeth Graham, provides a theoretical approach towards explaining the process of urbanization during the Middle Bronze Age of the southern Levant by investigating the process of constructing cities.