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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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Coins and Plain Wares at Kourion’s Amathous Gate Cemetery

Coins and Plain Wares at Kourion’s Amathous Gate Cemetery

By: Anne Destrooper-Georgiades, Smadar Gabrieli and Michael Given One of the most striking features of the Greco-Roman city of Kourion  on the south coast of Cyprus is the cemeter ...

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Digging at a Copper Mining Region in Southern Jordan

Digging at a Copper Mining Region in Southern Jordan

By: Juan Manuel Tebes, Catholic University of Argentina, University of Buenos Aires, National Research Council Platt Fellowship Recipient Thanks to an ASOR Platt Fellowship I was ...

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DIGGING UP ABEL-BETH-MAACAH

DIGGING UP ABEL-BETH-MAACAH

By: Rimon Armaly, 2013 Heritage Fellowship Recipient In the 2013 season, I participated in a dig at Abel-Beth-Maacah. I am currently a second-year archaeology student at Trinity I ...

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Ad-Deir Plateau Archaeological Survey

Ad-Deir Plateau Archaeological Survey

By: Daniel King, 2013 Heritage Fellowship Recipient This past May, I participated in an archaeological survey of the Ad-Deir Plateau in Petra Archaeological Park, Jordan with the ...

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2013 Expedition to Khirbat Iskandar and its Environs

2013 Expedition to Khirbat Iskandar and its Environs

By: Cassandra Parsons, 2013 Heritage Fellowship Recipient Normally, my response to the typical back-to-school or September-time question—the dreaded “How was your summer?”— is rat ...

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The Value of Bricks

The Value of Bricks

By: M. Barbara Reeves, 2013 Harris Grant recipient Bricks don’t get a lot of respect as artifacts. Perhaps it’s because they’re so ubiquitous on many archaeological sites. Or perh ...

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Excavating Village Life in Roman-Period Galilee

Excavating Village Life in Roman-Period Galilee

Alex Ramos, University of Pennsylvania, Platt Fellowship Recipient This summer, I was able to join the Samford University-led excavations of Shikhin, thanks in no small part to th ...

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2013 Platt Fellowship: A Summer at Hippos Sussita

2013 Platt Fellowship: A Summer at Hippos Sussita

Matt Winter, Platt Fellowship Recipient My initial introduction to the site of Hippos Sussita, near Kibbutz Ein Gev in Israel, was one which left me feeling a sense of the grandeu ...

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ASORtv: How the Grants Help

ASORtv: How the Grants Help

When ASOR Director Andy Vaughn traveled to Israel and Jordan in 2012, he met up with recipients of the Platt and Heritage Fellowships. He asked them three questions... What is the ...

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Jefferson Travels: Kibbutz Ruhama

Jefferson Travels: Kibbutz Ruhama

By: Jeff Porter, Heritage Fellowship Recipient  Among the bustling crowd--the ruby-eyed transients who resemble prisoners more than travelers, gang of three-foot pigeons carelessl ...

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The “Earthquake House” in Cyprus

The “Earthquake House” in Cyprus

Erin Daughters, Tandy Institute for Archaeology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Platt Fellowship Recipient  Every day at Kourion, Cyprus, thousands of tourists arriv ...

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Pottery and the Petra Garden and Pool Complex (PGPC) Excavation

Pottery and the Petra Garden and Pool Complex (PGPC) Excavation

By: Sarah Wenner, 2013 Heritage Fellowship Recipient  This summer was one of the busiest and most exciting I have ever had, thanks in large part to Heritage Fellowship I received ...

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Journal of a Rowanduz Archaeological Project (RAP) Participant

Journal of a Rowanduz Archaeological Project (RAP) Participant

By: Kyra Kaercher, PhD Candidate and 2013 Platt Fellowship Recipient Department of Archaeology, Boston University June 6th, 2013 While waiting for our permit to be signed for the ...

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2013 Platt Fellowship: From Student to Supervisor in Cyprus

2013 Platt Fellowship: From Student to Supervisor in Cyprus

By: Lydia Dwyer, 2013 Platt Fellowship Recipient The ancient city-state of Idalion was once one of the largest copper-producing cities on Cyprus. The volcanic hills of the island ...

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Recipe for Surviving an Archaeological Excavation

Recipe for Surviving an Archaeological Excavation

By: Marielle Velander, 2013 Meyers Fellow I’m already halfway through my three weeks as an archaeologist at Tel Kabri, a Middle Bronze Age palace in northwestern Israel, my partic ...

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Digging the Iron Age at Bethsaida

Digging the Iron Age at Bethsaida

By: Olga Goussev-Sushinsky, 2013 Heritage Fellow For my first archaeological dig, I decided to choose Bethsaida.  The site is located at north-east shore of the Sea of Galilee and ...

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Excavating Canaanite remains at Tel Jezreel

Excavating Canaanite remains at Tel Jezreel

By: Ashley Motes, 2013 Heritage Fellow From May to June, I spent four weeks at Tel Jezreel in Israel participating in the Jezreel Expedition. Norma Franklin of Zinman Institute of ...

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Shalom from Huqoq, Israel!

Shalom from Huqoq, Israel!

By: Megan Hynek, 2013 Platt Fellowship recipient Deciding to dig in Israel was an easy decision. I am currently a fourth year archaeology student at the University of North Caroli ...

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More than Just Airfare: ASOR’s Good Investment

More than Just Airfare: ASOR’s Good Investment

By: Mehrnoush Soroush, 2012 Heritage Fellow In the summer of 2012, I received an ASOR fellowship to join a field project in central Turkey, in the region of Cappadocia. Elsewhere, ...

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