Eric Welch Dig Bag

What’s in your dig bag, Eric Welch?

In our “What’s in your dig bag?” series, we asked working field archaeologists what they carry with them out in Read more

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A Bibliography that Matters

In our final podcast introducing the Syrian Heritage Initiative, we spoke with former Cultural Heritage Specialist, Kurt Prescott about … Read more

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Sexual Harassment, Beth Alpert Nakhai, Keeping Fieldwork Safe

Keeping Fieldwork Safe from Sexual Harassment and Physical Violence

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At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, Beth Alpert Nakhai not only chaired the Women at Work: Making One’s Way in … Read more

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Conservation and Heritage Preservation of the Syrian Heritage Initiative

In continuing our discussion on the cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of State and ASOR, known as the Syrian Read more

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Photograph by Col. Mary Prophit, US Army, January 2010.

Hatra Image Gallery

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Please take a look at the bellow photo gallery of Hatra circa 2009 and 2010. Brought to you by The Read more

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Archaic text from Uruk, MSVO 3, no. 1, now on permanent loan by the State of Berlin to the Vorderasiatisches Museum. http://cdli.ox.ac.uk/wiki/lib/exe/detail.php?id=the_late_uruk_period&media=images:lateuruk04.jpg

From Banning to Changchun: Cuneiform Studies Online, Today and Tomorrow

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By: Robert K. Englund

Paper publication of cuneiform artifact photographs has not progressed much since I was a graduate student … Read more

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Breaking In: Women’s Representation in Archaeology [VIDEO]

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During the Women at Work: Making One’s Way in the Field of Near Eastern Studies session at the 2014 ASOR … Read more

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Rembrandt speaking with an angel. 1636-1637.

Introducing the Pseudepigrapha

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By: Susan Docherty

The term “pseudepigrapha” is rather off-putting, conjuring up an image of ancient and difficult to understand texts … Read more

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Hatra, The Lesser Known Splendors of a Parthian Frontier Town

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By: Lucinda Dirven

With threats to the antiquities of Syria and Iraq growing daily, so too does the imperative to … Read more

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Tomb Tracking: A New Burial Survey of Roman Galilee (1st-6th cent. CE)

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By: Jessica Dello Russo

Eldad Keynan, a native of Israel’s Galilee region, finishes a lunch of hummus and pita on … Read more

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Heritage Mapping and Data Integration

In continuing our discussion on the cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of State and ASOR, known as the Syrian Read more

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Presenting a Textbook of Aramaic Ostraca from Idumea (TAO)

2014-AM-Blog-Banner1 During the Ancient Inscriptions Diamond 2 session at the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting Bazalel Porten presented his paper, “Presenting a … Read more

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“Cultural Heritage Monitoring and the Syrian Heritage Initiative,” Featuring Dr. Michael Danti

In continuing our discussion on the cooperative agreement between the U.S. Department of State and ASOR, known as the Syrian Read more

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Inscribed Statue Bases from Ptolemaic Alexandria

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At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, Fathia Gaber Ebrahim presented her paper, “Inscribed Statue Bases from Ptolemaic Alexandria.” She … Read more

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Staff working hard to save archival materials.

ASOR Survives the Storm

This winter has been an eventful one. In Boston, where our main office is located, we’ve seen more than 100 … Read more

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ASOR’s Journey to be Green

The ASOR office staff has made some efforts to be a little greener as we do our part to further … Read more

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“Syrian Heritage Initiative a Natural Fit for ASOR,” Featuring Dr. Susan Ackerman

Last year ASOR had two firsts – our first female president, and a $600,000 cooperative agreement with the Department of … Read more

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Celebrating Carol Meyers

By: Beth Alpert Nakhai

Together with Susan Ackerman and Chuck Carter, I was privileged serve as editor of the new … Read more

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Fake tablet. Photo courtesy of Elizabeth Payne.

A Statement on Mesopotamian Antiquities Issues

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By: Benjamin R. Foster

 

Editor’s Note: One of the leading dilemmas in Ancient Near East Studies is the publication

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Reconstruction of a reed boat used in experimental voyaging (“papyrella”) (Ayia Napa Museum, Cyprus).

Beyond the Sea: New Light on Mediterranean Colonization

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By: Helen Dawson

Like a sea in continuous motion, Mediterranean communities are constantly changing and adapting through time, while paradoxically … Read more

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