Claremont

Claremont University, CA, USA

Tomb #A 68S

  • 19 pots, one stone vase: $386[1]Correspondence from Nancy Lapp to ASOR Corporation Representatives 1977, 058 Lapp-ASOR December 1977, ASOR Archival, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University, Chicago IL
  • Sold to Claremont School of Theology for $368
  • On display/Present Location: No, Graduate Department Storage, Claremont School of Theology
  • Educational purposes: No

Tomb group A 68S was part of the larger tomb of A 68, which was located within group one of Cemetery A, Southwest of the Main Wall.[2]Article titled “Embodied Memories of place and People: Death and Society in an Early Urban Community” Background reading. Ant 256 ASOR Archival, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University. See … Continue reading  Along with tomb group A 68S, tomb group A 68 was made up of A 68N, A 68NE, A 68NW, A 68SE, and A 68SW. The original records of A 68S stated that it contained, like most other burials, fragmentary bones surrounded by pottery. Among the human remains were one adult skull and two other skulls without mandibles, pointing to a burial of more than one person. There was no evidence that this section of A 68 was disturbed.[3]Thomas R. Schaub and Walter E. Rast,Bâb Edh-Dhra: Excavation in the Cemetery Directed by Paul W. Lapp (Winona Lake: American School of Oriental Research, 1989), 98-99.

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Figure 1. Diagram of A 68 from Bâb Edh-Dhra: Excavation in the Cemetery Directed by Paul W. Lapp p.99

The A 68 S tomb group was made up of 19 pots and one stone vase and was originally listed for $386.[4]Typescript titled “Early Bronze Age Tomb Groups- Bar EDH-DHRA” January 16 1978, 059 Tomb Group with Price, Ant 256 ASOR Archival, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.   Interestingly, another document revealed that the items were purchased by the Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California for a smaller sum of $368.[5]Correspondence from Philip J. King to John C. Trevor, 1979, 094 King-Trevor March 1978, Ant 256 ASOR Archival, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University, Chicago IL  The acquisition of A 68S for Claremont was orchestrated by Dr. John Trevor.[6]Typescript titled, “Insinuations- Group Somewhat as to Preferences”, n.d, 0109 Insinuation Tomb Group Preferences, Ant 256 ASOR Archival, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University, Chicago IL.  In a letter sent to Nancy Lapp, Dr. Trevor confirmed the purchase of the objects.[7]Typescript of Agreement between John. C Trever and Buford 1965, 098 Lapp-Trevor Contract, Ant 256 ASOR Archival, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University, Chicago IL.  The official date of the transaction occurred at March 14, 1979.[8]Correspondence from Philip J. King to John C. Trevor, 1979, 094 King-Trevor Contract 1978, ASOR Ant 256 Archival, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University, Chicago IL.

Currently, the artifacts from A 68S are in the basement of the graduate department at the Claremont School of Theology and have not been used for educational purposes and are not on display.[9]Correspondence from Jonatan Gonzalez to Tammi Schneider, 29 January 2018.

References

References
1 Correspondence from Nancy Lapp to ASOR Corporation Representatives 1977, 058 Lapp-ASOR December 1977, ASOR Archival, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University, Chicago IL
2 Article titled “Embodied Memories of place and People: Death and Society in an Early Urban Community” Background reading. Ant 256 ASOR Archival, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University. See Figure 8.1 Map of Bab edh-Dhra, P.102
3 Thomas R. Schaub and Walter E. Rast,Bâb Edh-Dhra: Excavation in the Cemetery Directed by Paul W. Lapp (Winona Lake: American School of Oriental Research, 1989), 98-99.
4 Typescript titled “Early Bronze Age Tomb Groups- Bar EDH-DHRA” January 16 1978, 059 Tomb Group with Price, Ant 256 ASOR Archival, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University, Chicago, IL.
5 Correspondence from Philip J. King to John C. Trevor, 1979, 094 King-Trevor March 1978, Ant 256 ASOR Archival, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University, Chicago IL
6 Typescript titled, “Insinuations- Group Somewhat as to Preferences”, n.d, 0109 Insinuation Tomb Group Preferences, Ant 256 ASOR Archival, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University, Chicago IL.
7 Typescript of Agreement between John. C Trever and Buford 1965, 098 Lapp-Trevor Contract, Ant 256 ASOR Archival, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University, Chicago IL.
8 Correspondence from Philip J. King to John C. Trevor, 1979, 094 King-Trevor Contract 1978, ASOR Ant 256 Archival, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University, Chicago IL.
9 Correspondence from Jonatan Gonzalez to Tammi Schneider, 29 January 2018.