Hesban Series

Of fourteen planned volumes in the Hesban Final Publication Series, nine are now on offer from Andrews University Press. Please CLICK HERE to purchase.

Sedentarization and Nomadization: Food System Cycles at Hesban and Vicinity in Transjordan

by Oystein Sakala Labianca, Lori A. Haynes, Lorita E. Hubbard, L. Running

This book has been uploaded online for free. To links to the chapters see the bottom of this page.353 Pages,  ISBN: 978-0943872001

This volume provides an introduction to the climate and landscape to which successive generations of Hesbanites have had to adapt.184 pages, ISBN: 978-0-943872-15-5
This combination of historical analyses compiled both before and after field excavations provides an uncommon collection of pertinent literary sources. 107 pages,  ISBN: 978-0-943872-17-9
This volume offers systematic descriptions, including numerous maps and photographs, of the 148 archaeological sites visited by the expedition’s regional survey team within a 10-km radius of Tell Hesban. 313 pages, ISBN: 978-0-943872-16-2
This volume presents a layer-by-layer account of the discoveries from the six Iron Age strata (12th through 5th centuries B.C.) at Tell Hesban, Jordan, with regional survey data from its immediate vicinity. 270 pages, ISBN: 978-0-943872-19-3
This volume details the Intertestamental, New Testament, and Early Church cultures at Tell Hesban. 205 pages, ISBN: 978-0-943872-20-9
This volume provides thorough description and classification of the tombs found near Hesban and excavated by the Heshbon Expedition. 221 pages, ISBN: 978-0-943872-23-0
This volume is devoted to the typological analysis of the Tell Hesban pottery. 816 pages, ISBN: 978-0-943872-24-7
This volume presents an analysis of small finds excavated at Tell Hesban, conveniently compiling information from all periods of Hesban into one study. Invaluable insights can be gained about the ancient human mind and the cultural context of the time periods. The study looks at Hesban’s ancient technologies, trade relations, social and political structures, military innovations, education, and diet. 436 pages, ISBN: 978-0-943872-28-5
This volume is devoted to the presentation of the zooarchaeological analysis of the nearly 100,000 animal bones uncovered in the excavations at Tell Hesban. 262 pages, ISBN: 978-0-943872-29-2
Hesban After 25 Years
by David Merling
The single-volume account of the history and finds of the Tell Hesban excavations which initiated one of the most concentrated, longest-running, continual research projects in the Middle East. 403 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9642060-0-7
Madaba Plains Project 1: The 1984 Season at Tell el-Umeiri & Vicinity & Subsequent Studies
by Lawrence T. Geraty, Larry G. Herr, Øystein S. Labianca and Randall W. Younker
Twenty-three contributors present studies of food, water, geography, and hinterland sites providing the context for archaeological reports which consider stratigraphy, ceramics, and small finds. Included are 290 photos, 80 maps, 60 figures, 40 illustrations, and 25 pottery plates, as well as 25 of botanical summaries and 150 of locus summaries. ISBN: 978-0-943872-96-4
Madaba Plains Project 2: The 1987 Season at Tell el-Umeiri & Vicinity & Subsequent Studies
by Larry G. Herr, Lawrence T. Geraty, Øystein S. Labianca and Randall W. Younker
Includes field stratigraphy reports of the glacis defense system, an Iron Age architectural complex, and the water system, as well as analyses of ceramic and small finds. Exceptional studies of ceramic technology and the modern pottery industry. 306 photos, 37 maps, 137 tables, 54 plans, 55 pottery plates, specialist data reports, and locus summaries.ISBN: 978-0-943872-98-8
Madaba Plains Project 3: The 1989 Season at Tell el-Umeiri and Vicinity
by Larry G. Herr, Lawrence T. Geraty, Øystein S. Labianca and Randall W. Younker
This publication continues in the tradition of the previous two seasonal reports, detailing the hinterland regional surveys, the clarification of the defense system, further excavation of the Iron Age complex, and discovery of extensive Early Bronze Age domestic structures. ISBN: 978-0-943872-71-1
Madaba Plains Project 4: The 1992 Season at Tall al-‘Umayri and Subsequent Studies
by Larry G. Herr, Douglas R. Clark, Lawrence T. Geraty, Randall W. Younker and Øystein S. LaBianca
The fourth volume of the Madaba Plains Project series entitled Madaba Plains Project ‘Umayri 4: The 1992 Season at Tall al-‘Umayri and Subsequent Studies. It is edited by Larry G. Herr, Douglas R. Clark, Lawrence T. Geraty, Øystein S. LaBianca, Randall W. Younker and includes contributions by Douglas R. Clark, Buguslav Dabrowski, Malgorzata Daszkiewicz, Timothy P. Harrison, Larry G. Herr, Jacek Jelitto, John I. Lawlor, Russanne D. Low and Elizabeth E. Pratt. This volume is dedicated to His Royal Highness Prince El-Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan whose long-standing support of archaeology in Jordan has earned both admiration and deep respect. The field reports examine the Iron II/Persian Administrative Complex (Ch. 3), Western Defense System (Ch. 4), the Lower Southern Terrace (Ch. 5) and the Eastern Shelf (Ch. 6). These include stratigraphic information, section drawings and pottery plates. Detailed photographs and line drawings make the identification of the excavation phases clear. The pottery discussion compares the ‘Umayri ceramics with other similar forms from MB II to Late Iron II/Persian found elsewhere in the Levant. The variety of objects found at ‘Umayri show the diversity of human activity throughout the periods represented. These objects are presented in the preliminary report, along with other articles on the clay figurines, the reexamination of Cylinder Seal No. 3021 and two unique inscriptions. Also included are 50 figures, 85 plates, 22 tables, 2 maps, 30 pottery plates and index.  ISBN: 978-1-883925-26-0
Madaba Plains Project 5: The 1994 Season at Tall al-‘Umayri
by Larry G. Herr, Douglas Clark, Lawrence T. Geraty, Øystein S. LaBianca and Randall W. Younker
The volume is dedicated to Prince Raad Zeid Hussein. It includes contributions by David R. Berge, Joan W. Chase, Douglas R. Clark, Buguslav Dabrowski, Angela von den Driesch, Elzbieta Dubis, Jürg Eggler, Larry G. Herr, Chang-Ho Ji, John I. Lawlor, Nadja Poellath, Joris Peters, Elizabeth E. Pratt, and Lloyd A. Willis. The field reports examine the Ammonite Administrative Complex (North) (Ch. 3), Western Defense System (Ch. 4), and the Southwest Acropolis (Ch. 5). These include stratigraphic information, section drawings and pottery plates. Detailed photographs and line drawings make the identification of the excavation phases clear. The pottery discussion compares the ‘Umayri ceramics with other similar forms from MB II to Late Iron II/Persian found elsewhere in the Levant. Burial practices are discussed including the Dolman, Middle Bronze Age IIC Tomb as well as the wider detailed examination of the human bones. The variety of objects found at ‘Umayri show the diversity of human activity throughout the periods represented. These objects are presented in the preliminary report, along with other articles on the metal objects, the inscribed seals and seal impressions. Other studies include an examination of subsistence at the tall during the Bronze Age and tribes and sedentarization of the region. Also included are 138 figures, 76 tables, 2 maps, 46 pottery plates, 425 seal illustrations and index. ISBN: 978-1-883925-33-8
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