Hebrew University has begun publication of a new series of occasional archaeological monographs under the name Qedem. Designed to provide a format for archaeological studies that are too long for a journal and too short for a book, the new series will be published as the need arises.

The first number of Qedem contains two studies by Dr. Amnon Ben-Tor, one on proto-urban burial caves and the other on excavations at Tell Yarmuth.