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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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Ask an Archaeologist: Dr. Farouk El-Baz

Ask an Archaeologist: Dr. Farouk El-Baz

For this week’s episode of Ask an Archaeologist we sat down with Dr. Farouk El-Baz, the Director of Boston University’s Center for Remote Sensing.  Dr. Farouk has been on of the l ...

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Jesus’s Passover

Jesus’s Passover

By: Dr. James F. Strange, University of South Florida Professor  Passover in Exodus 12-13 was a family ritual, but in Jesus’ day it had developed into a national pilgrimage holida ...

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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. 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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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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Microarchaeology: Seeing More Than What Meets The Eye

Microarchaeology: Seeing More Than What Meets The Eye

By: Michael B. Toffolo, Tel Aviv University If you worked on an archaeological excavation in Israel as a volunteer, at some point you probably saw people collecting dirt into litt ...

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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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Ask an Archaeologist: Adam Aja – Harvard Semitic Museum

Ask an Archaeologist: Adam Aja – Harvard Semitic Museum

While at the Semitic Museum at Harvard, Ask an Archaeologist also spoke to Dr. Adam Aja, the Assistant Curator of Collections at the Museum and Assistant Director of Harvard’s exp ...

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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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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 2-21-14

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 2-21-14

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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ASOR Archives: The Dibon Excavation Collection

ASOR Archives: The Dibon Excavation Collection

Did you know that the ASOR Archives documents over a century of American archaeological research in the Near East? The archive holds about forty collections, including the papers ...

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