Wednesday , 30 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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Report on 2010–2013 Excavations at Horvat Kur, Galilee

Report on 2010–2013 Excavations at Horvat Kur, Galilee

At the 2013 ASOR Annual Meeting, Wofford College professor, Byron McCane sat down with us to present his paper for ASORtv. His paper, "Report on 2010–2013 Excavations at Horvat Ku ...

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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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Peer Review of 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

Peer Review of 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

By: Rachel Hallote When archaeology makes the news, it is most often due to sensationalist claims made by journalists or others who misrepresent archaeological finds and their sig ...

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Why another Introduction to the Hebrew Bible?

Why another Introduction to the Hebrew Bible?

By: Bill T. Arnold Cambridge University Press just released my new book, Introduction to the Old Testament.[i] I am grateful to the editor of The ANE Today for the invitation to r ...

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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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Levantine Ceramics Project (LCP) [Videos]

Levantine Ceramics Project (LCP) [Videos]

Recently, I met with BU professor, Andrea Berlin, to talk about the Levantine Ceramics Project (LCP). Started in 2011, the LCP is an open source, interactive website that focuses ...

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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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The early bronze age Çadır höyük Metals in the Context of Central Anatolian Metallurgy [VIDEO]

The early bronze age Çadır höyük Metals in the Context of Central Anatolian Metallurgy [VIDEO]

Don't forget to check out our YouTube channel ASORtv! Just click the subscribe button below!   Every year at the ASOR Annual Meeting, the Projects on Parade Poster Session ta ...

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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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The Challenges of Rebuilding an Archaeological Program in Post-Revolutionary Iran

The Challenges of Rebuilding an Archaeological Program in Post-Revolutionary Iran

By: Abbas Alizadeh, Senior Research Associate, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago Iran is one of the most important regions in the archaeology of ancient Near East. T ...

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