Thursday , 24 April 2014

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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Gender, Identity and Memory in The Mortuary Practices of Elite Women in Eighth-Sixth Century BCE Egypt

Gender, Identity and Memory in The Mortuary Practices of Elite Women in Eighth-Sixth Century BCE Egypt

By Dr. Jean Li, Ryerson University Whenever I teach Ancient Egypt I begin by asking my students, “What comes to mind when you think about Ancient Egypt?” The replies, as one can i ...

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Egyptian Ministry Signs First Ever Public-Private Partnership Agreement with International Coalition to Protect Egyptian Antiquities

Egyptian Ministry Signs First Ever Public-Private Partnership Agreement with International Coalition to Protect Egyptian Antiquities

By: Peter Herdrich, Vice Chairman of the ICPEA Washington, DC - The Egyptian Minister of State for Antiquities has signed a public-private partnership agreement with the U.S.-base ...

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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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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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Surviving Collapse: Khirbat Iskandar, Jordan in the EB IV Period

Surviving Collapse: Khirbat Iskandar, Jordan in the EB IV Period

By: Suzanne Richard, Professor Department of History and Archaeology; Department of Theology Director, The Collins Institute for Archaeological Research and the Archaeology Museum ...

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How ASOR is Helping to Protect Egyptian Antiquities

How ASOR is Helping to Protect Egyptian Antiquities

By: Peter Herdrich EFFORTS TO SAVE EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES ARE PICKING UP SPEED. BUT WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS IT? The Washington Post recently published an opinion piece by Mohammed I ...

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An Investigation into the Figurative Expressions of Ancient Egyptian in Different Text Genres

An Investigation into the Figurative Expressions of Ancient Egyptian in Different Text Genres

By: Shih-Wei Hsu, Free University, Berlin 2012-2013 Noble Group Fellow W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research During my award period, I continued to work on my dissert ...

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Egyptian and Egyptianized Material in Late Bronze Age Canaan: An Examination of Cultural Identity

Egyptian and Egyptianized Material in Late Bronze Age Canaan: An Examination of Cultural Identity

By: Krystal V.L. Pierce, University of California, Los Angeles 2012-2013 Educational and Cultural Affairs Fellow W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research The research I ...

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200 Years of Tourism in the Holy Lands – From Mark Twain to the Digital Age

200 Years of Tourism in the Holy Lands – From Mark Twain to the Digital Age

By: Uzi Baram, Professor of Anthropology at the New College of Florida Heritage Tourism’s Roots in the Grand Tour Heritage contends with nature as the fastest growing parts of the ...

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Archaeological Field Work in Egypt After the Revolution

Archaeological Field Work in Egypt After the Revolution

By: James K. Hoffmeier, Trinity International University  On January 25, 2011 the Egyptian revolution that toppled the thirty-year dictatorial reign of Hosni Mubarak began. On Feb ...

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The Big Dig Video Roundup

The Big Dig Video Roundup

Sites and Finds Deep Time at Tall Hisban, Jordan In Focus: Abel Beth Maacah ...

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Biomolecular Archaeology & the Westward Spread of Wine

Biomolecular Archaeology & the Westward Spread of Wine

From the Penn Museum France is renowned the world over as a leader in the crafts of viticulture and winemaking—but the beginnings of French viniculture have been largely unknown, ...

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The Archaeology of World War I in Palestine and the Beginning of the Modern Middle East

The Archaeology of World War I in Palestine and the Beginning of the Modern Middle East

By: Jeffrey A. Blakely Most Americans understand World War I in the Middle East through the epic 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia. Who can forget Peter O’Toole’s vibrant blue eyes as ...

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Hand in Hand with Politics: The Challenges of Egyptian Studies in Serbia

Hand in Hand with Politics: The Challenges of Egyptian Studies in Serbia

By: Branislav Anđelković There is a saying that Balkans, sometimes rightly compared to a “powder keg”, is a place where the East offered a hand to the West but the West refused to ...

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Archaeology after the Arab Spring

Archaeology after the Arab Spring

By: Jesse Casana The transformative political events in the Middle East over the past two years have had, among many other unexpected outcomes, profound effects on the direction o ...

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Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Egypt after Mubarak

Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Egypt after Mubarak

By: Greg Williams Egypt’s January 25th revolution was originally seen as part of the larger “Arab Spring” across the Middle East where old political regimes were overthrown by pop ...

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The Relationship of Egypt and its Vassals as Reflected in the Amarna Tablets

The Relationship of Egypt and its Vassals as Reflected in the Amarna Tablets

By: Yuan Zhihui, Tianjin Normal University, China, Noble Group Fellow During my four-and-a-half month fellowship at the Albright, my research project focused on “The Relationship ...

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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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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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