J. P. Dessel, associate professor of History, was recently awarded a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. This fellowship is among the most prestigious and competitive in the nation. Professor Dessel received this award for an archaeological study of ancient Palestine, “Acting Locally: Rethinking the Late Bronze Age and Iron Age I from a Village Perspective.”
Among his many publications are Pottery and Politics: The Halif Terrace Site 101 and Egypt in the Fourth Millennium, Lahav vol. I. Winona Lake, IN: Cobb Institute of Archaeology and Eisenbrauns, 2009, and the forthcoming “Tell Tayinat, Turkey: The Origins and Organization of Small-scale States in the Iron Age Levant,” in The Ancient Near East in the 12th-10th Centuries B.C.E.: Culture and History, Alter Orient und Altes Testament. G. Galil, ed. Münster: Ugarit-Verlag.
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