- Original 1947 Tell en-Naṣbeh Site Report
and Tell en-Naṣbeh Excavation Manual
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William F. Bade, the director of the excavations at Tell en-Naṣbeh died in 1936, the year after the work at the site concluded. Chester C. McCown (his seminary colleague) and Joseph C. Wampler (his primary assistant) were the principle authors of the site report which appeared in 1947. This was no small feat since these were also years of the Great Depression and World War II. While there are problems inherent in the original interpretation of the site's remains and the presentation of the data in this report, it still contains much that is of use to modern archaeologists. However, only 500 copies of the report were produced and it has been long out of print and often inaccessible to those who would use them. Thanks to the generous financial support of the Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology the report has been scanned into two searchable PDF files by the Digital Scholarship and Preservation Services at Cornell University Library. Copies of these reports are freely available both here and on the Badè Museum's web site to both the interested scholar and lay person.
Badè, W. F.
1934 A Manual of Excavation in the Near East: Methods of Digging and Recording of the Tell en-Naṣbeh Expedition in Palestine. Berkeley: University of California Press.
McCown, C. C.
1947 Tell en-Naṣbeh: Excavated Under the Direction of the Late William Frederic Badè, Vol. 1: Archaeological and Historical Results. Berkeley, CA and New Haven, CT: Palestine Institute of Pacific School of Religion and American Schools of Oriental Research.
Wampler, J. C.
1947 Tell en-Naṣbeh: Excavated Under the Direction of the Late William Frederic Badè, Vol. 2: The Pottery. Berkeley, CA and New Haven, CT: Palestine Institute of Pacific School of Religion and American Schools of Oriental Research.