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Priestly Initiation in Ancient Israel

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Pathologies by the Bone: Making Meaning from Commingled Remains

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At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, Debra Martin presented the paper, “Pathologies by the Bone: Making Meaning from Commingled Remains … Read more

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Kani Shaie: An Early Bronze Age Center in the Bazyan Valley, Sulaimaniya

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At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, Steve Renette presented the paper, “Kani Shaie: An Early Bronze Age … Read more

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Transcendent Occultation of the Divine in Neo-Babylonian Art [VIDEO]

2014-AM-Blog-Banner1At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting in San Diego, Constance Gane chaired the Archaeology of Mesopotamia session. This session had … Read more

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Most Popular ASORtv Videos of 2014

 ASORtv now has more than 45 videos available to the public for free. We will continue to upload great content … Read more

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Top 10 Posts of 2014

As we begin 2015, we’d like to thank all of our Friends of ASOR (and lurkers) who come back to … Read more

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FOA Podcast, “A Look Inside BASOR,” Featuring Professors Rollston and Cline

In this episode of the Friends of ASOR podcast, we go behind the scenes for an inside look at the … Read more

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Pamela Koulianos

Beyond Ceramic Unguentaria

A Closer Look at Late Antique Trade of Glass Unguentaria in the Roman Province of Egypt

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What did Jewish Priests Wear?

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By: Joan E. Taylor

In antiquity, as today, ritual experts of various kinds were distinguished by dress that marked them … Read more

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Notes on Archaeological Discoveries from Qatar

ANET_Dec2014_BannerBy: Sultan Muhesen and Faisal Al Naimi

Background

Qatar was once best known for pearls. In the twentieth century this … Read more

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Location of Jebel Sinjar showing recent clashes and population displacements.

Political Landscapes along the Central Euphrates River, Then and Now

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By: Adam Miglio

Headlines across media outlets of all types remind us of the troubling events in Syria and Iraq. … Read more

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Cursing in the Ancient Near East

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By: Anne Marie Kitz

All families fight and sometimes what sound like harsh words are used. But what is … Read more

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Filling in the Gaps: New Technologies for Archaeological Reconstructions

Case Studies of the Exhibitions ‘Before the Flood: Mesopotamia, 3500–2100 BC’ and ‘Mediterranean: From Myths to Reason.’

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At the 2014 … Read more

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2014 ASOR Annual Meeting Plenary Address: Jason Ur [VIDEO]

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The Renaissance of Archaeology in Iraq and its Kurdistan Region

The 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting was held in sunny San … Read more

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Extensive Recent Looting Revealed

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Image of Mari (Tell Hariri) taken March 25, 2014.

The very important ancient site of Mari (Tell Hariri) in Deir … Read more

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Do not Ostracize the Ostraca: a Discussion on ASOR’s Proposed Ethics

On Friday, November 21st, members are invited to discuss the proposed ASOR ethical guidelines. We want to hear from

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Josephus Reconsidered

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By: William den Hollander

In the early summer of the year AD 67, during the early stages of the Jewish … Read more

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Discussion of ASOR’s Ethics Policy

EthicsBannerA Special Invitation from the Co-Chairs of the Program Committee of the Annual Meeting:

On Friday, November 21st, … Read more

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A New Look at Baptism

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By: Robin Jensen

Countless Christians are familiar with the rite of baptism. But Christian baptism was one of the most … Read more

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Children in the Ancient Near East

Nov2014_ANET_BannerBy: Kristine Garroway

Why have children been such a neglected issue in ancient Near Eastern studies, both from the Read more

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