Courtesy Ilan Sztulman/Leon Levy Archaeological Expedition to Ashkelon

ON THE COVER: Dig volunteer Kathy Godby happily displays two bowls and a lamp she has just uncovered from a Philistine level at Ashkelon, on Israel’s southern Mediterranean coast. Her find was later identified as a foundation deposit—a collection of items deliberately placed under a building as part of an ancient ritual designed to protect the structure from harm. volunteers like Godby, a student from Berea College in Kentucky, make impressive finds every dig season. In “A Guide to ’98 Digs: The Volunteer’s View,” last seasons’s most significant finds can be found with information on 26 dig sites in Israel and Jordan that seek volunteers for the 1998 did season. Will you volunteer?