The Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon was well represented at ASOR's Annual Meeting which was held at the San Diego Westin the week before Thanksgiving. A number of staff members chaired panels, while several others gave papers on subjects ranging from Islamic period Ashkelon and identity in early Roman Ashkelon to animal remains at Carthage. In the midst of all the work, there was even a little time for staff to enjoy some good food together.
Dates for Ashkelon's 2015 field season have been set. The season will run from June 6 - July 17. Go here to learn more. The 2015 volunteer application will be available in the next week or so. As winter deepens, it is definitely not too early to start thinking about plans for the summer.