Friday , 18 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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Common Ground: Archaeological Practice and Local Communities in Southeastern Turkey

Common Ground: Archaeological Practice and Local Communities in Southeastern Turkey

What is the proper relationship between archaeologist and a local community? Whose needs have priority? In this abridged piece from Near Eastern Archaeology, Melissa Rosenzweig an ...

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Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) Newsletter

Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) Newsletter

TURKEY, JUNE 2013 -- Theoretical Archaeology Group Meetings, which were initiated in UK in 1979, have been carried out in many countries since then. In 2012, autumn Fahri Dikkaya ...

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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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More than Just Airfare: ASOR’s Good Investment

More than Just Airfare: ASOR’s Good Investment

By: Mehrnoush Soroush, 2012 Heritage Fellow In the summer of 2012, I received an ASOR fellowship to join a field project in central Turkey, in the region of Cappadocia. Elsewhere, ...

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A Monumental Surprise in Turkey

A Monumental Surprise in Turkey

By: Dylan Johnson, 2012 Heritage Fellow ASOR’s Heritage Fellowship afforded me, along with many other students with an interest in Near Eastern archaeology, the opportunity to par ...

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The transformation of the Metropolis of Myra into an Ottoman village

The transformation of the Metropolis of Myra into an Ottoman village

By: Ebru Fatma Fındık Research Assistant Hacettepe University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Art History, Beytepe, Ankara / TURKEY The ancient city of Myra (mod. Demre) is sit ...

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The Cultural Afterlife of Mosaics in Turkey

The Cultural Afterlife of Mosaics in Turkey

By: Laurent Dissard, University of Pennsylvania Sensational discoveries of mosaics periodically make the headlines of newspapers in Turkey. After being discovered, unearthed, clea ...

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Basalt Connections at Zincirli Hoyuk

Basalt Connections at Zincirli Hoyuk

By: Leann Pace and Eudora Struble When Eudora and I began graduate school together at the University of Chicago, I don’t believe either of us was planning to work on a long-term a ...

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The Gordion Furniture Project

The Gordion Furniture Project

By: Krysia Spirydowicz, Associate Professor, Art Conservation Program, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, CANADA and Senior Conservator, Gordion Furniture Project, Ankara, TUR ...

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Prehistoric Anatolia and the Archeology of Warfare

Prehistoric Anatolia and the Archeology of Warfare

By: Stephanie Selover, PhD Candidate, the University of Chicago My dissertation project centers on the study of evidence of warfare from Chalcolithic to Early Bronze Age Central a ...

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Ulucak: A Prehistoric Mound in Aegean Turkey

Ulucak: A Prehistoric Mound in Aegean Turkey

Özlem Çevik (Archaeology Dept., University of Thrace, Edirne, Turkey) and Çiler Çilingiroğlu (Dept of Protohistory and Near Eastern Archaeology, Izmir, Turkey) Ulucak is a settlem ...

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From History and Myth, Anatolians in Mycenaean Greece

From History and Myth, Anatolians in Mycenaean Greece

By: Josh Cannon, University of Chicago The Late Bronze Age (LBA) of Anatolia is a period that has been described to us through history and myth. The history of LBA Anatolia comes ...

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Finally underway at Zincirli Höyük, Turkey!

Finally underway at Zincirli Höyük, Turkey!

By: Jordan Skornik, University of Chicago Divinity School After a later-than-usual start due to Ramadan, the 7th season of the Neubauer Expedition to Zincirli (ancient Sam’al), an ...

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Scooping Frogs and Excavating Statues in Turkey

Scooping Frogs and Excavating Statues in Turkey

By: Emily Coate, 2012 Heritage Fellow The generosity of those behind the ASOR Heritage Fellowship afforded me my first opportunity to dig at a Near Eastern site. I participated in ...

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Contested Heritage and the New Museum(s) in Diyarbakır

Contested Heritage and the New Museum(s) in Diyarbakır

By: Laurent Dissard The southeastern provinces of Turkey will soon be home to a series of new, state-of-the-art, archaeology museums. Such buildings are being (or have already bee ...

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Archaeological Conservation Strategies in the Near East, Fri. Nov. 16

Archaeological Conservation Strategies in the Near East, Fri. Nov. 16

By: Suzanne Davis and LeeAnn Barnes Gordon This year we are pleased to announce a new workshop session for the ASOR Annual Meeting, Archaeological Conservation Strategies in the N ...

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Heritage Fellow experiences first dig in picturesque Cappadocia

Heritage Fellow experiences first dig in picturesque Cappadocia

By: Mehrnoush Soroush, 2012 Heritage Fellow I received the Heritage Fellowship to participate in my first fieldwork at the site of Kınık Höyük, in Cappadocia. Kınık Höyük is close ...

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Heritage Fellow Digging in at Neo-Assyrian Site

Heritage Fellow Digging in at Neo-Assyrian Site

By: Dylan Johnson, 2012 Heritage Fellow Thanks to the ASOR Heritage Fellowship, I am currently participating in my fourth archaeological excavation season. This is the first year ...

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Several centuries of glass in one summer

Several centuries of glass in one summer

By: Carrie Swan, The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University, 2012 Platt Fellow As a glass artifact specialist, my research is not limited to a ...

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