Ask a Near East Professional: Who are the Sea Peoples and what role did they play in the devastation of civilizations?

Who are the Sea Peoples and what role did they play in the devastation of civilizations that occurred shortly after […]

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Ask an Archaeologist: Dr. Farouk El-Baz

For this week’s episode of Ask an Archaeologist we sat down with Dr. Farouk El-Baz, the Director of Boston University’s Center for Remote Sensing.  Dr. Farouk has been on of the leaders in using Remote Sensing in Archaeology and we knew he would be the right specialist to answer one of the questions we received […]

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Ask an Archaeologist: Dr. Emily Holt, Zooarchaeologist and Oberlin College Assistant Professor

For this week’s episode of Ask An Archaeologist we sat down with Dr. Emily Holt, Visiting Assistant Professor at Oberlin College.  Dr. Holt is an environmental archaeologist and zooarchaeologist who studies the Nuragic culture, which is the ancient culture of Bronze Age Sardinia, an island off the Western Coast of Italy. These are the viewer-submitted […]

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Ask an Archaeologist: Dr. Stephen Bourke

On our trip to the Semitic Museum,  Ask an Archaeologist posed one of it’s more colorful questions to Dr. Greene and Dr. Aja: What do you do when someone breaks a fossil?  Do you beat them up and fire them? While Archaeologists don’t often work with fossils, there was someone working at the Semitic Museum who had […]

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Ask an Archaeologist: Semitic Museum at Harvard with Joe Greene

For this episode, Ask An Archaeologist journeyed across the Charles River to the Semitic Museum at Harvard to speak to the Deputy Director and Curator, Dr. Joseph Greene. We asked Dr. Greene two viewer submitted questions. How do objects end up in museums? What do you do with artifacts when they’re not on display? Check […]

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Ask an Archaeologist: Mummies, Ghosts, and Aliens

 Ask an Archaeologist is a new YouTube series dedicated to answering your questions about Archaeology.  The series is based on questions submitted by viewers. Viewer’s questions are then answered by professional archaeologists with years of experience. Happy Halloween from everyone here at the American Schools of Oriental Research! Recently, I sat down with Boston University’s […]

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