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Why We Love Archaeology (And You Should, Too)

Why We Love Archaeology (And You Should, Too)

Archaeology … that’s when people dig in the dirt and find fossils and artifacts that just go in a museum, right? Wrong. It’s so much more than that. So, why is archaeology so impo ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 4/18/14

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 4/18/14

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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10 Tips for Packing for a Dig

10 Tips for Packing for a Dig

As the temperature starts to rise outside, many of us will pack our bags and head into the field. In archaeology, summer is a time for excavations and travel. Since a majority of ...

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Friends of ASOR Podcast: “Noah,” Featuring Dr. Eric Cline

Friends of ASOR Podcast: “Noah,” Featuring Dr. Eric Cline

Listen to Dr. Eric Cline talk about Noah (yes, the one who built an ark).  We asked him about the biblical and ancient Near Eastern descriptions of Noah, and the claims by differe ...

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Friends of ASOR Podcast: “Noah,” Featuring Dr. Marvin Sweeney

Friends of ASOR Podcast: “Noah,” Featuring Dr. Marvin Sweeney

**WARNING THIS PODCAST CONTAINS SPOILERS** Listen to Dr. Marvin Sweeney talk about Noah (yes, the one who built an ark).  We asked him about his reactions to the movie released th ...

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Friends of ASOR Podcast: “Noah,” Featuring Dr. Robert Cargill

Friends of ASOR Podcast: “Noah,” Featuring Dr. Robert Cargill

**WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Listen to Dr. Robert Cargill talk about Noah (yes, the one who built an ark).  We asked him about the biblical and ancient Near Eastern descripti ...

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The Women of ASOR Map:  Creating Opportunities for Networking and Mentoring within Near Eastern Archaeology

The Women of ASOR Map: Creating Opportunities for Networking and Mentoring within Near Eastern Archaeology

By: Aviva Cormier Membership Specialist and Publications Assistant The American Schools of Oriental Research In 2012, I began researching the “Women of ASOR,” on behalf of the ASO ...

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Women in Archaeology

Women in Archaeology

By: Dr. Nancy Serwint, Associate Professor, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts Arizona State University I have always thought that the sandbox of archaeology was big enou ...

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Claiming Dig Fashion

Claiming Dig Fashion

By Jennie Ebeling and Hilda Torres University of Evansville “It is important, when planning an expedition, to decide what you are going to wear. For the pop culture archaeologist ...

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Breaking In: Women’s Representation in Archaeology

Breaking In: Women’s Representation in Archaeology

By: Valerie Schlegel Undergraduate Judaic Studies Major at The University of Arizona March is Women’s History Month, which highlights the achievements women have made in a variety ...

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Women on ASOR’s Board of Trustees

Women on ASOR’s Board of Trustees

By: Beth Alpert Nakhai, Ph.D. Arizona Center for Judaic Studies The University of Arizona Marshall 420; 845 N. Park Ave. Tucson, AZ   85721 bnakhai@email.arizona.edu The last seve ...

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Gender, Identity and Memory in The Mortuary Practices of Elite Women in Eighth-Sixth Century BCE Egypt

Gender, Identity and Memory in The Mortuary Practices of Elite Women in Eighth-Sixth Century BCE Egypt

By Dr. Jean Li, Ryerson University Whenever I teach Ancient Egypt I begin by asking my students, “What comes to mind when you think about Ancient Egypt?” The replies, as one can i ...

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Egyptian Ministry Signs First Ever Public-Private Partnership Agreement with International Coalition to Protect Egyptian Antiquities

Egyptian Ministry Signs First Ever Public-Private Partnership Agreement with International Coalition to Protect Egyptian Antiquities

By: Peter Herdrich, Vice Chairman of the ICPEA Washington, DC - The Egyptian Minister of State for Antiquities has signed a public-private partnership agreement with the U.S.-base ...

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Tell Es-Sultan – A Pilot Project for Archaeology in Palestine

Tell Es-Sultan – A Pilot Project for Archaeology in Palestine

By: Lorenzo Nigro, University of Rome La Sapienza In a few weeks students and young scholars of Rome “La Sapienza” University, along with Palestinian colleagues from the Ministry ...

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Taking a Closer Look at the Past: the Microanalysis of Ceramic Artifacts in Archaeology Today

Taking a Closer Look at the Past: the Microanalysis of Ceramic Artifacts in Archaeology Today

By: Kamal Badreshany, CRANE Post-doctoral Fellow, Durham University When you walk across almost any Near Eastern tell pottery sherds are likely to crunch under your feet. The enor ...

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Hussein’s Head and Importance of Cultural Heritage

Hussein’s Head and Importance of Cultural Heritage

By: Michael Press, Research Fellow at the Center of Advanced Spatial Technologies University of Arkansas In recent years archaeologists have sounded a nearly continual warning abo ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 03/07/2014

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 03/07/2014

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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Choosing Islamic Archaeology, Mentoring and Directing, and Looking to the Future

Choosing Islamic Archaeology, Mentoring and Directing, and Looking to the Future

By: Dr. Bethany J. Walker Annemarie Schimmel Kolleg, University of Bonn When I was asked to contribute to ASOR’s blogs celebrating women in Middle Eastern archaeology, I was honor ...

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The Female Marshalltown

The Female Marshalltown

By: Dr. Nava Panitz-Cohen, Co-director at Tel Abel Beth Maacah Hebrew University of Jerusalem My name is Nava Panitz-Cohen. I have my Ph.D from  the Institute of Archaeology at th ...

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Jalul in the 19th Century Explorer’s Accounts

Jalul in the 19th Century Explorer’s Accounts

By: Paul J. Ray, Constance E. Gane, and Randall W. Younker Institute of Archaeology Andrews University The Bronze and Iron Age site of Tall Jalūl, in central Jordan, has been exca ...

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