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Heritage sites during Operation Iraqi Freedom Using Freedom of Information Act Requests

Heritage sites during Operation Iraqi Freedom Using Freedom of Information Act Requests

By: Levi Keach, University of Nevada, Las Vegas The research I presented at the recent ASOR Annual Meeting in Baltimore, "Heritage sites during Operation Iraqi Freedom Using Freed ...

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This Is Our City

This Is Our City

The Question of Cultural Ownership  and Cultural Heritage on Madaba’s West Acropolis By: Debra Foran, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies Wilfrid Laurier University Th ...

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Landscapes of the Dead

Landscapes of the Dead

Landscapes of the Dead: Aerial and Pedestrian Site Monitoring at Fifa, an Early Bronze Age Cemetery on the Dead Sea Plain, Jordan By: Morag M. Kersel, Department of Anthropology, ...

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Who Owns This Part of the Past? The Cultural Heritage of Tall al-`Umayri, Jordan in Jeopardy

Who Owns This Part of the Past? The Cultural Heritage of Tall al-`Umayri, Jordan in Jeopardy

By: Douglas R. Clark, Center for Near Eastern Archaeology, La Sierra University Is culturally significant land private or public property? What happens when a major, signature arc ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 10-25-13

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 10-25-13

If you missed anything from the ASOR facebook or twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed ...

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Archaeological Field Work in Egypt After the Revolution

Archaeological Field Work in Egypt After the Revolution

By: James K. Hoffmeier, Trinity International University  On January 25, 2011 the Egyptian revolution that toppled the thirty-year dictatorial reign of Hosni Mubarak began. On Feb ...

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A Toast to Our Fermented Past: Case Studies in the Experimental Archaeology of Alcoholic Beverages

A Toast to Our Fermented Past: Case Studies in the Experimental Archaeology of Alcoholic Beverages

By: Kevin M. Cullen  Archaeologists and historians are constantly in pursuit of the tangible human past, whether it is in the form of material culture or primary written sources.  ...

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Archaeology in Lebanon Today: Its Politics and Its Problems

Archaeology in Lebanon Today: Its Politics and Its Problems

By: Hélène Sader Lebanon has a long and very rich past, but in spite of the country’s wealth of ancient settlements, compared to neighboring countries archaeological research is f ...

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Ten Years after Iraq: Archaeology, Archaeologists, and U.S. Foreign Relations

Ten Years after Iraq: Archaeology, Archaeologists, and U.S. Foreign Relations

By: Morag M. Kersel and Christina Luke Ten years ago, in April of 2003, a coalition led by the United States invaded Iraq. This quickly toppled the Ba’athist regime of Saddam Huss ...

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Archaeology after the Arab Spring

Archaeology after the Arab Spring

By: Jesse Casana The transformative political events in the Middle East over the past two years have had, among many other unexpected outcomes, profound effects on the direction o ...

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Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Egypt after Mubarak

Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Egypt after Mubarak

By: Greg Williams Egypt’s January 25th revolution was originally seen as part of the larger “Arab Spring” across the Middle East where old political regimes were overthrown by pop ...

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ASOR and Archaeological Ethics

ASOR and Archaeological Ethics

By: Lynn Swartz Dodd "There is a tendency at every important but difficult crossroad to pretend that it's not really there." --Bill McKibben What should American Schools of Orient ...

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Using Inscriptions from the Antiquities Market: Polarized Positions and Pragmatic Proposals

Using Inscriptions from the Antiquities Market: Polarized Positions and Pragmatic Proposals

By: Christopher A. Rollston Archaeological sites in the Middle East have been ransacked, pillaged, and plundered for many decades. The motivations of the actual pillaging are norm ...

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Wil Gafney: History Channel’s Satan and President Obama

Wil Gafney: History Channel’s Satan and President Obama

By: Wil Gafney, Associate Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. This entry is reblogged from Dr. Wil Gafney's blog. You can f ...

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The Cultural Afterlife of Mosaics in Turkey

The Cultural Afterlife of Mosaics in Turkey

By: Laurent Dissard, University of Pennsylvania Sensational discoveries of mosaics periodically make the headlines of newspapers in Turkey. After being discovered, unearthed, clea ...

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Cultural Heritage Month Comes to an End

Cultural Heritage Month Comes to an End

We have had a successful October here, with a great range of posts on cultural heritage projects, the idea of heritage itself, and current problems in the field. If you haven’t re ...

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The Terms of Heritage

The Terms of Heritage

By: Kathryn McDonnell Specialized terminology, such as stake holders, the “universal museum,” provenance, or even the phrases, “cultural property” or “cultural heritage,” is often ...

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Contested Heritage and the New Museum(s) in Diyarbakır

Contested Heritage and the New Museum(s) in Diyarbakır

By: Laurent Dissard The southeastern provinces of Turkey will soon be home to a series of new, state-of-the-art, archaeology museums. Such buildings are being (or have already bee ...

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Archaeological Conservation Strategies in the Near East, Fri. Nov. 16

Archaeological Conservation Strategies in the Near East, Fri. Nov. 16

By: Suzanne Davis and LeeAnn Barnes Gordon This year we are pleased to announce a new workshop session for the ASOR Annual Meeting, Archaeological Conservation Strategies in the N ...

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Outrage and the Plight of Cultural Heritage: an Outsider’s Perspective

Outrage and the Plight of Cultural Heritage: an Outsider’s Perspective

By: Elena Corbett While this blog post is addressed to ASOR’s archaeological community, I am not an archaeologist, nor do I specialize in the ancient.  And I find the "oriental" i ...

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