Thursday , 21 August 2014

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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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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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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New Archaeological Data for the Study of Ancient Israelite Religion and Society from Tel Dan

New Archaeological Data for the Study of Ancient Israelite Religion and Society from Tel Dan

By: Jonathan S. Greer Not all exciting archaeological discoveries, even those related to Israelite religion, are made in field. Some come after the end of the season, in the lab, ...

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Current Issues in Israelite Religion

Current Issues in Israelite Religion

By: Richard S. Hess The archaeology of Israelite religions continues to evoke new evidence and approaches. Recent reassessments raise the question of monotheism in pre-exilic Isra ...

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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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ASORtv: How the Grants Help

ASORtv: How the Grants Help

When ASOR Director Andy Vaughn traveled to Israel and Jordan in 2012, he met up with recipients of the Platt and Heritage Fellowships. He asked them three questions... What is the ...

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ASORtv: Excitement on a Dig

ASORtv: Excitement on a Dig

When ASOR Director Andy Vaughn traveled to Israel and Jordan in 2012, he met up with recipients of the Platt and Heritage Fellowships. He asked them three questions... What is the ...

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Hogging the Attention: Cuisine and Culture in Ancient Israel

Hogging the Attention: Cuisine and Culture in Ancient Israel

By: Edward F. Maher The Iron Age of Ancient Israel (1200 – 586 BCE) includes the rise and decline of two well known cultural groups. The interactions between Israel and their neme ...

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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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The Ceremonial Precinct in the Upper City of Hazor: What Does the Identification As a Temple or Palace Have to Do With Joshua’s Conquest?

The Ceremonial Precinct in the Upper City of Hazor: What Does the Identification As a Temple or Palace Have to Do With Joshua’s Conquest?

 ANE Today Editorial Introduction:*  Hazor, "the head of all those kingdoms," has a unique place in Biblical Archaeology. It is the largest tell in the Southern Levant, and a city ...

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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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Cooking in the Hebrew Bible

Cooking in the Hebrew Bible

By: Cynthia Shafer-Elliott, Ph.D., William Jessup University It is an understatement to say that within US culture there is a keen interest in food. Turn on any TV and one will se ...

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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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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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The Virtual World Project: Touring The Ancient World

The Virtual World Project: Touring The Ancient World

By: Ronald A. Simkins and Nicolae Roddy, Creighton University There is nothing quite like teaching at an archaeological site, where ancient remains almost speak out to students as ...

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