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By Meredith S. Chesson

This quantity emerges from a consultation honoring Walter E. Rast and R. Thomas Schaub held through the 2003 Annual assembly of the yank faculties of Oriental learn in Atlanta, Georgia and contains multiplied models of a number of the papers awarded in that consultation. via accumulating in Atlanta, and through partaking during this quantity, the individuals honor the careers and scholarly passions of Walt and Tom, whose paintings in southern Levantine archaeology started within the Nineteen Sixties after they have been younger students operating with Paul Lapp. The breadth and intensity of expertise of the participants disciplinary and theoretical pursuits displays the shared impression of and esteem for Walt s and Tom s personal scholarly presents as archaeologists, mentors, collaborators, and highbrow innovators. the first disciplinary houses for the students contributing to this quantity surround a large diversity of equipment and ways to studying concerning the prior: anthropological archaeology, close to japanese archaeology, biblical archaeology, and actual anthropology. Their institutional houses comprise universities and institutes in Canada, Denmark, Israel, Jordan, Sweden, the uk, and the U.S.; their theoretical houses contain the broadly-conceived archaeological frameworks of culture-history, processualism, and post-processualism. jointly, those papers mirror the large breadth of effect that Tom s and Walt s scholarly contributions have made to EB studies.

Walt and Tom shared a present that many have benefited from: mild listening, wondering, and pushing for extra subtle analyses of Early Bronze Age existence. Their keen engagement of more youthful students, in addition to their involvement with their friends, arises from their commitment to listening good, devoting time to others principles and views, and a beneficiant willingness to offer freely to others out of the wealthy depths in their lifelong scholarly ambitions and profound realizing of the Early Bronze Age, archaeology, and existence often. some of the participants to this quantity have won higher realizing as a result of Walt's and Tom's reward of listening, willing insights, and bottomless enthusiasm for studying extra concerning the prior and the current within the southern Levant. The 18 essays offered listed here are to honor either males for those presents either to the self-discipline of archaeology and to such a lot of people engaged in that highbrow exercise.

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