Friday , 25 July 2014

“The Legacies of Herod the Great,” featuring Professor Barbara Burrell

“The Legacies of Herod the Great,” featuring Professor Barbara Burrell

Near Eastern Archaeology, Volume 77, Issue 2 was a special issue focusing on Herod the Great. Herod has been described in many ways, from the greatest builder in Jewish history, t ...

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ASOR Members’ Most Memorable Annual Meeting Moment

ASOR Members’ Most Memorable Annual Meeting Moment

ASOR’s membership spans across many fields of study. We’re fortunate to have historians, geologists, archaeologists, and so many more among our ranks. Every year, we come together ...

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“The Tablet That’s Changing an Old Story,” featuring Professor Alan Millard

“The Tablet That’s Changing an Old Story,” featuring Professor Alan Millard

In this episode, ASOR's own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe talks with professor and author Alan Millard. The podcast focuses on a newly published tablet that is sheddi ...

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Kurdish Heritage on the Fast Track

Kurdish Heritage on the Fast Track

By: Michael D. Danti The Situation Today Following decades of quiescence, these are exciting times for archaeology in the KRG (Kurdistan Regional Government). And over the last fo ...

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Psychedelics and the Ancient Near East

Psychedelics and the Ancient Near East

By: Diana L. Stein As courts today debate whether to legalize or regulate the use of drugs like cannabis, it is interesting to look at the history of man’s relationship with mind- ...

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Syrian Archaeology, ‘Scale of the Scandal’

Syrian Archaeology, ‘Scale of the Scandal’

By : Michel Al-Maqdissi Introduction The Syrian crisis has recently become noticeably more serious, and has turned into one of the most alarming situations in the Near East since ...

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World War I and Archaeology in Iraq

World War I and Archaeology in Iraq

By: Lamia Al Gailani Werr It is ironic that I am writing this article on the centenary of the First World War, while Iraq today is suffering from turbulence that is partly the con ...

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“A New Look at an Old Story: the Epic of Gilgamesh,” featuring Dr. Lawson Younger

“A New Look at an Old Story: the Epic of Gilgamesh,” featuring Dr. Lawson Younger

In this episode ASOR's own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe talks with Dr. Lawson Younger. Dr. Younger is a professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages, and Ancient Ne ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6/27/14

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6/27/14

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 from around the web into one convenien ...

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“The Levantine Ceramics Project – Google for Pottery,” Featuring Professor Andrea Berlin

“The Levantine Ceramics Project – Google for Pottery,” Featuring Professor Andrea Berlin

In this episode we spoke with Professor Andrea Berlin of Boston University about the Levantine Ceramics Project (LCP). What it is, why it is important, and how you can get involve ...

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Roast and Toast of Retiring Albright Director, Sy Gitin [Video]

Roast and Toast of Retiring Albright Director, Sy Gitin [Video]

Don't forget to check out our YouTube channel ASORtv! Just click the subscribe button below! The above video is the entire, “Roast and Toast.” To see a list of individual speakers ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6/20/14

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6/20/14

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 from around the web into one convenien ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6/13/14

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6/13/14

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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The Great War and German Archaeology

The Great War and German Archaeology

By: Suzanne Marchand, Professor at Louisiana State University The Great War marks an enormous watershed in the history of German archaeology, a kind of golden age. The two decades ...

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The Land Between The Two Rivers: Early Israelite Identities in Transjordan

The Land Between The Two Rivers: Early Israelite Identities in Transjordan

By: Thomas Petter, Associate Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Were there Israelites in Transjordan in the early Iron Age? How would we know from archaeology? Or if ...

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Cypriot Archaeology and the Great War

Cypriot Archaeology and the Great War

By: Thomas Davis, Professor of Archaeology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary “Here’s another little baby Queen Victoria has got, Another little Colony, although she has g ...

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6/6/14

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 6/6/14

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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FOA Podcast: “Studying Biblical Archaeology and the Humanities,” Featuring Professor Shalom Holtz

FOA Podcast: “Studying Biblical Archaeology and the Humanities,” Featuring Professor Shalom Holtz

In this episode ASOR's own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe discusses the present ups and downs of studying biblical archaeology and the humanities, with author and Yesh ...

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Artifacts of Unknown Origin: A Conservation Perspective

Artifacts of Unknown Origin: A Conservation Perspective

In the above video, trained conservator and ASOR Manager of Programs and Events LeeAnn Barnes Gordon gives her 2013 ASOR Annual Meeting paper, “Artifacts of Unknown Origin: A Cons ...

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Temples and Temple-Builders at Early Bronze Age Megiddo

Temples and Temple-Builders at Early Bronze Age Megiddo

Tel Megiddo lies in the heart of the Jezreel Valley, Israel, at the hub international roads between Egypt and Syria. In this abridged version of a piece from Near Eastern Archaeol ...

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