For Stager’s three-part description of the work at Ashkelon, including the discovery of a Canaanite silver calf statuette, see “When Canaanites and Philistines Ruled Ashkelon,” BAR 17:02; “Why Were Hundreds of Dogs Buried at Ashkelon?” BAR 17:03; and “Eroticism and Infanticide at Ashkelon,” BAR 17:04.


They were given a month’s notice to vacate their offices (though they were to be considered university employees until mid-February of this year), and offered a severance package based on years of service and assistance in finding new jobs.