Tuesday , 29 July 2014

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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Coins and Plain Wares at Kourion’s Amathous Gate Cemetery

Coins and Plain Wares at Kourion’s Amathous Gate Cemetery

By: Anne Destrooper-Georgiades, Smadar Gabrieli and Michael Given One of the most striking features of the Greco-Roman city of Kourion  on the south coast of Cyprus is the cemeter ...

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This Is Our City

This Is Our City

The Question of Cultural Ownership  and Cultural Heritage on Madaba’s West Acropolis By: Debra Foran, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies Wilfrid Laurier University Th ...

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2013 Expedition to Khirbat Iskandar and its Environs

2013 Expedition to Khirbat Iskandar and its Environs

By: Cassandra Parsons, 2013 Heritage Fellowship Recipient Normally, my response to the typical back-to-school or September-time question—the dreaded “How was your summer?”— is rat ...

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2013 Platt Fellowship: A Summer at Hippos Sussita

2013 Platt Fellowship: A Summer at Hippos Sussita

Matt Winter, Platt Fellowship Recipient My initial introduction to the site of Hippos Sussita, near Kibbutz Ein Gev in Israel, was one which left me feeling a sense of the grandeu ...

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The “Earthquake House” in Cyprus

The “Earthquake House” in Cyprus

Erin Daughters, Tandy Institute for Archaeology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Platt Fellowship Recipient  Every day at Kourion, Cyprus, thousands of tourists arriv ...

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Pottery and the Petra Garden and Pool Complex (PGPC) Excavation

Pottery and the Petra Garden and Pool Complex (PGPC) Excavation

By: Sarah Wenner, 2013 Heritage Fellowship Recipient  This summer was one of the busiest and most exciting I have ever had, thanks in large part to Heritage Fellowship I received ...

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Journal of a Rowanduz Archaeological Project (RAP) Participant

Journal of a Rowanduz Archaeological Project (RAP) Participant

By: Kyra Kaercher, PhD Candidate and 2013 Platt Fellowship Recipient Department of Archaeology, Boston University June 6th, 2013 While waiting for our permit to be signed for the ...

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Hazor in the Tenth Century BCE

Hazor in the Tenth Century BCE

 ANE Today Editorial Introduction:* Few topics are more controversial than the biblical kingdoms of David and Solomon. Were they and their rulers real, and if so, what archaeologi ...

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Recipe for Surviving an Archaeological Excavation

Recipe for Surviving an Archaeological Excavation

By: Marielle Velander, 2013 Meyers Fellow I’m already halfway through my three weeks as an archaeologist at Tel Kabri, a Middle Bronze Age palace in northwestern Israel, my partic ...

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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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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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Tel Hazor Bronze Age Photo Gallery

Tel Hazor Bronze Age Photo Gallery

Photo Gallery:  Here's a gallery all the images that appear in Near Eastern Archaeology 76.2 (2013) for Hazor in the Middle and Late Bronze Ages. Smaller versions of some of the i ...

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Near Eastern Archaeology in Malta

Near Eastern Archaeology in Malta

By: Anthony J. Frendo The Maltese archipelago lies practically at the centre of the Mediterranean, roughly midway between the eastern and the western Mediterranean Sea, and betwee ...

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Turning Dirt into Pixels

Turning Dirt into Pixels

By: Colleen Morgan CLEAN * PHOTOGRAPH * DRAW * LEVEL * RECORD * SAMPLE * DIG * SORT ARTIFACTS * REPEAT In archaeological field work it is easy to become entranced. We have a cycli ...

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The Renewed Hazor Excavations

The Renewed Hazor Excavations

By: Amnon Ben-Tor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Edited and abridged from NEA 76.2 (2013): 66–67 (see editorial note below) Tel Hazor, “the head of all those kingdoms” (Joshu ...

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Biblical Archaeology in Germany – Does it Have a Future?

Biblical Archaeology in Germany – Does it Have a Future?

By: Martin Peilstöcker What if Biblical Archaeology went extinct in your native country? More than twenty years ago I left my native Germany to get a Ph.D. at Tel Aviv University ...

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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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