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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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A Lasting Impact on My Head and Heart

A Lasting Impact on My Head and Heart

By: Heather Pillette, Asbury Seminary, 2012 Heritage Fellow It was a huge honor and great blessing to be one of the recipients of the Heritage Fellowship last year.  I journeyed t ...

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Archaeology Students, the Academic Artists

Archaeology Students, the Academic Artists

By: Justin Yoo, 2011 Platt Fellow I once heard it said about artists, that they essentially go through life as ‘beggars.’ Even when they are employed, they are always looking for ...

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A Quadcopter over Tel Dan

A Quadcopter over Tel Dan

By: Thomas Beyl, 2012 Heritage Fellow This past summer I had the great honor of receiving an ASOR Heritage Fellowship, which allowed me to pursue my dream of using a remote contro ...

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A Monumental Surprise in Turkey

A Monumental Surprise in Turkey

By: Dylan Johnson, 2012 Heritage Fellow ASOR’s Heritage Fellowship afforded me, along with many other students with an interest in Near Eastern archaeology, the opportunity to par ...

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Support Archaeology Students

Support Archaeology Students

Haven’t given to ASOR’s March Fellowship Madness yet? We are giving away a copy of The Photographs of the American Palestine Exploration Society (AASOR v. 66) by Rachel Hallote, F ...

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Fulfilling my Dream

Fulfilling my Dream

By: Kristen Johnson, 2012 Heritage Fellow As someone who has spent a large portion of their adult life studying the intricacies of the Hebrew Bible narrative, subscribing to Bibli ...

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A Wonderful Season

A Wonderful Season

By: Amanda Hopkins, 2012 Heritage Fellow I received financial assistance as a Heritage Fellowship recipient which helped me to purchase my plane ticket. In addition to this practi ...

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ASOR Heritage Fellowship: Helping Students Achieve Their Aspirations

ASOR Heritage Fellowship: Helping Students Achieve Their Aspirations

By: Stephanie Boonstra, 2012 Heritage Fellow Returning to Khirbat al-Mudayna as a square supervisor this past summer was a life-changing experience for me.  I was awarded the Heri ...

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With ASOR’s Help No Need to Stowaway

With ASOR’s Help No Need to Stowaway

By: Sara Rich, 2012 Platt Fellow, Mazotos Shipwreck Excavation, Cyprus Last summer, I received a Platt Foundation Fellowship to return for the third season of the Mazotos Shipwrec ...

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ASOR Heritage Fellowship: The Beginning of a Grand Adventure

ASOR Heritage Fellowship: The Beginning of a Grand Adventure

By: Nate Ramsayer, M.A. student in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East at Brandeis University, 2012 Heritage Fellow My participation in fieldwork was entirely predicated upon recei ...

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Changing perceptions through fieldwork

Changing perceptions through fieldwork

By: Nicholas Ames, 2012 Platt Fellow The first thing that struck me once the post-excavation haze wore off a few weeks after my return to the United States, was the sudden realiza ...

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The Platt Fellowship’s Impact

The Platt Fellowship’s Impact

By: Andrew LoPinto, 2012 Platt Fellow Being selected to receive the ASOR Platt Excavation Fellowship has profoundly impacted me and my career in numerous ways.  On a practical lev ...

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The Platt Fellowship Changed My Life

The Platt Fellowship Changed My Life

By: Caroline Carter, 2012 Platt Fellow In the summer of 2011, I attended my first archaeological excavation during the opening season of the Huqoq Excavation Project in Huqoq, Isr ...

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Finally underway at Zincirli Höyük, Turkey!

Finally underway at Zincirli Höyük, Turkey!

By: Jordan Skornik, University of Chicago Divinity School After a later-than-usual start due to Ramadan, the 7th season of the Neubauer Expedition to Zincirli (ancient Sam’al), an ...

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Wrapping up at Tall al-Umayri

Wrapping up at Tall al-Umayri

By: Amanda Hopkins, 2012 Heritage Fellow Read Amanda's earlier posts here (1), here (2), and here (3). Week Four and the end of this year’s dig: As we continue our digging somethi ...

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Summer discoveries at Khirbet Summeily

Summer discoveries at Khirbet Summeily

By: Tiffany Raymond, 2012 Heritage Fellow This summer I was able to take part in the excavations at Khirbet Summeily due to the fact that ASOR awarded me a Heritage Fellowship, an ...

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