ASOR Implementation Task Force posts revised recommendations

The ASOR Implementation Task Force (ITF) has posted revised recommendations for revisions to ASOR’s bylaws on the ASOR website. The ITF received comments on the previous set of recommendations (dated November 2010) at the 2010 ASOR annual meeting and in subsequent correspondence with ASOR members. The committee has met several times since the annual meeting […]

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ASOR Newsletter 60.4 is available online

ASOR is pleased to announce that the ASOR Newsletter 60.4 (Winter 2010) has been posted online at the ASOR home page (www.asor.org). As a reminder, the ASOR Newsletter is available online for free at www.asor.org. In addition, ASOR journals are available via Atypon Link: the last 4+ years of ASOR journals are available to ASOR […]

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Archaeology in the News

Here are some links to recent news from the world of Archaeology! It looks like the artifacts in the Cairo museum are now being protected, but not all of them.  Here is an interesting YouTube video of the looting at the Cairo museum.   Other sites around Egypt need protecting as well. The preservation of […]

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ASOR joins LCCHP and Other Organizations in Warning of Emergency in Egypt

The undersigned cultural heritage and archaeological organizations express their concern over the loss of life and injury to humans during the protests in Egypt this week. We support the desire of the Egyptian people to exercise their basic civil rights. We also share their concern about the losses to cultural heritage that Egypt has already […]

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My Summer in Syria

My name is Rachel Bisaro, and this past summer, I received a Platt Fellowship from ASOR to assist with the expenses of archaeology.  In my case, this meant helping to fund my second summer in a row at the Tell es-Sweyhat Project in Raqqa, Syria.  My first season I had been an unofficial field school […]

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ASOR Benefits Boston University Students

Each semester ASOR hires several students to work in the office through the Boston University work study program. This is the personal account of one student who has enjoyed working for ASOR.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Tell en-Nasbeh after 85 Years at the 2011 ASOR Annual Meeting

CALL FOR PAPERS: Tell en-Nasbeh after 85 Years ASOR Annual Meeting, November 16-19 , 2011, San Francisco, CA The excavation of Tell en-Nasbeh, begun in 1926 by William F. Bade of Pacific School of Religion, and carried out over five seasons through 1935, was one of ASOR’s earliest affiliated archaeological projects, and was supported by […]

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ASOR announces 2011 Aviram Prize sponsored by the Dorot Foundation

Aviram Prize 2011 sponsored by the Dorot Foundation The Dorot Foundation announces its sponsorship of a prize, administered by the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), to honor Joseph Aviram, Director of the Israel Exploration Society (IES) for seventy years and President of the IES as of January 1, 2010. The $2,500 Prize will be […]

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ASOR offers excavation scholarships for 2011

ASOR is pleased to announce that it will once again offer scholarships for individuals to participate in excavations during the 2011 summer field season. ASOR anticipates awarding approximately 30 scholarships through its Heritage and Platt Fellowship programs. Fellowships will typically be for $1,000 each. Applications are due by February 15, 2011. In order to apply, […]

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NEA 73.4 (December 2010) is available online for subscribers

ASOR is pleased to announce that NEA 73.4 (December 2010) has now been posted online at Atypon Link. This issue (and 4 years of back issues) is available to online subscribers of NEA and to ASOR members who have chosen an online subscription as part of their membership. The issue contains articles, notes, and reviews […]

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BASOR 360 (November 2010) available online to subscribers

ASOR is pleased to announce that BASOR 360 (November 2010) has now been posted online at Atypon Link. This issue (and 4 years of back issues) is available to BASOR online subscribers and members who have chosen an online subscription as part of their membership. You may access the table of contents for free here […]

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ASOR 2010 Annual meeting featured in Science Magazine

The 2010 ASOR annual meeting has been featured in a “Meetings Brief” in Science Magazine. The conference report by Andrew Lawler summarize papers or sessions on research projects headed up by Israel Finkelstein and Steve Weiner, Greg Mumford, and Roy King. Check out the following links for summaries of the reports (full download require access […]

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ASOR annual meeting started Wednesday night (Nov. 17th)

The ASOR annual meeting began Wednesday night, Nov. 18th with a plenary session featuring lectures on Cyprus by Kevin Fisher and Edgar Peltenburg. The opening reception followed, and the conference is now (Thursday morning) in full swing. We look forward to seeing you in Atlanta. See the following URL for more information on the annual […]

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Information on candidates for ASOR board of trustees posted online

Information was posted online today for candidates for the ASOR board of trustees. The ASOR membership and representatives from institutional member schools will elect new trustees at the ASOR members’ meeting that will take place on Friday, November 19th at the ASOR annual meeting. Details about the candidates and the openings is found at the […]

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back issues of NEA and BA available to ASOR members at steep discounts

Member Inventory Reduction Sale for Near Eastern Archaeology/ Biblical Archaeologist Please note: these prices are only available to individual members who membership is current. There are 3 options: 1) single copies at a discount; 2) Sets from 2002–2009 at a special “set” price; 3) Boxed sets containing all back issues that ASOR has available from […]

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ASOR Newsletter 60.2-3 (Summer/Fall [2010]) is in the mail and also available online for free

ASOR is pleased to announce that ASOR Newsletter 60.2-3 (Summer/Fall 2010) has now been mailed and posted online at the ASOR home page (www.asor.org). As a reminder, the ASOR Newsletter is available online for free at www.asor.org. In addition, ASOR journals are available via Atypon Link: the last 3+ years of ASOR journals are available […]

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ASOR books and site reports available at steep discounts from DBBC (up to 90% off)

The David Brown Book Company (DBBC) is having an inventory reduction sale of ASOR volumes and site reports that are more than 5 years old. These volumes are available at steep discounts (up to 90% off in some cases). Books should be ordered directly from DBBC (use the links below). Ancient Naukratis: Part Two: Excavations […]

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BASOR 359 (August 2010) available online to subscribers

ASOR is pleased to announce that BASOR 359 (August 2010) has now been posted online at Atypon Link. This issue (and almost 4 years of back issues) is available to BASOR online subscribers and members who have chosen an online subscription as part of their membership. You may access the table of contents for free […]

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NSF Points to Open Context for Publishing Project Data

The National Science Foundation’s Archaeology Program links to Open Context (http://opencontext.org) as an option for grant seekers to archive and disseminate archaeological research data. See here for an example. The NSF also links to Digital Antiquity’s tDAR (http://tdar.org) project, a related effort with greater emphasis on North American archaeology. Earlier this year, the NSF announced […]

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NEA 73.2-3 (special issue on the archaeology of Lebanon) available online for subscribers

ASOR is pleased to announce that NEA 73.2-3 (June/September 2010) has now been posted online at Atypon Link. This double issue is 144 pages and focuses on the archaeology of Lebanon. This issue (and almost 4 years of back issues) is available to online subscribers of NEA and to ASOR members who have chosen an […]

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