The William F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem is pleased to announce the winner of the fifteenth annual competition for the Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize. This award offers $650 for the best published article or paper presented at a conference by a Ph.D. candidate in Syro-Palestinian or Biblical Archaeology. Authors may be of any nationality but the article or paper must be in English. The winner this year is the paper by Shlomit Bechar, a PhD candidate in the Institute of Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Her paper—“A Reanalysis of the Black Wheel-Made Ware of the Intermediate Bronze Age”—was published in Tel Aviv 42 (2015): 27–58. The Sean W. Dever Prize was established in 2001 by Mrs. Norma Dever and Professor William G. Dever, in memory of their son Sean.

Shlomit Bechar, winner of the Sean W. Dever Memorial Prize 2016