Asscher LectureThe final talk in the CHES Lecture Series for this academic year was today by archaeologist Yotam Asscher of the Israel Antiquities Authority. Dr. Asscher discussed the challenges of rescue excavations in Israel. He described in fascinating detail how mobile laboratories and portable instruments working in places like Caesarea provide crucial information fast, which is invaluable for the success of these rescue efforts and thereby contributing significantly to our understanding of the history of region.