Archaeology in the News!

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! A huge palace from the Roman ages (31-395 BC) has been discovered in the New Valley Governorate in Upper Egypt, the Ministry of Antiquities announced Monday. An US expedition in the Amhada region, 500km south of Cairo, unearthed the palace belonging to a […]

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NEA 74.2 (June 2011) is available online for subscribers

ASOR is pleased to announce that NEA 74.2 (June 2011) 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 following is an abbreviated table of […]

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ASOR gift update–7 donors needed in 5 days

We are almost to our goal! In order to qualify for a $10,000 gift to our endowment, ASOR needs to have 225 donors this fiscal year (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011). In the last 24 hours we have received contributions from 17 new donors, and our total number of different donors for the […]

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Archaeology in the News!

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! Archaeologist Karen Stern transcribes and measures newly discovered graffito, in ancient Greek, in a burial cave in the Judean foothills of Israel. Last year, while a Penn team of archaeologists was working in Morocco, members uncovered a treasure beyond anything they’d imagined – […]

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ASOR challenge gift update– 30 donors needed in next 11 days

ASOR has 11 days (until June 30th) to qualify for a $10,000 gift to our endowment. In order to qualify for the gift, ASOR needs to have 225 donors this fiscal year (July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011). As of today (June 20), 195 generous people have made a contribution to ASOR this fiscal […]

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Archaeology in the News!

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! Called the “Pompeii of the East,” Jerash, in the nation of Jordan is a beautiful Greco-Roman ruin located 80 miles north of Amman. The preserved ruins of Jerash include places of worship and other buildings from the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and early Muslim […]

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Update on ASOR challenge gifts

ASOR members have rallied and met one of two Challenge Gift goals. ASOR thus has qualified for a $10,000 gift to its endowment. We are pleased to report that ASOR has received gifts from 30 new donors in the past 11 days, and we have surpassed our dollar goal for new gifts! We now need […]

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Archaeology in the News

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! One of the most prominent Israeli archaeologists declared today that remains from the First and Second Jewish Temple period – including the Second Temple itself – lie underneath the Temple Mount surface, just waiting to be excavated. Chinese and Kenyan archaeologists are now […]

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Archaeology in the News

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology! A team of Egyptian and European archaeologists has unearthed a statue of the ancient Egyptian king Amenhotep III at his funerary temple in Luxor. Archaeologists recovered the first anchor from what’s believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship off the […]

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Copyright and Fair Use- Some Helpful Tools

The Standford Copyright & Fair Use Website is a great resource for those grappling with copyright issues, especially those relevant to the education and library community. This site provides examples of fair use and policies and useful copyright charts and tools to assist users in evaluating copyright status and best practices. The Copyright & Fair […]

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Archaeology in the News

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology. Unesco rejects Palestinian heritage proposal Israel and Palestine: who owns what? While officials squabble over heritage sites, non-government experts are working behind the scenes to propose solutions Egyptian pyramids found by infra-red satellite images More than a thousand years ago, an adult and […]

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Archaeology in the News

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology. An ancient Phoenician port has recently been discovered in Mina El Hosn area of Beirut, in a plot located behind the Hotel Monroe.   Turkish road workers found 2000 years old tomb during the road rehabilitation works in Southern Turkish city of Kutahya […]

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Dig-it-al NEA Announces Forum on Teaching Archaeology to Undergraduates

This Forum stems from the session “Teaching Archaeology to Undergraduates and K-12 Schoolchildren” co-chaired by Ellen D. Bedell and Eric H. Cline at the 2010 ASOR Annual Meeting in Atlanta.  The theme of the 2010 session was the use of technology to teach archaeology.  Four of the presentations are being made available on Dig-it-al NEA […]

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Archaeology in the News

Climatological changes associated with human occupation began 8,000 years ago. A closer archaeological look at the Marsh Arabs of Iraq. North American archaeologists and Native Americans work together to get a better understanding of the past. Debate continues about the metal plates found in Jordan supposedly inscribed with text about the death of Jesus. More […]

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Archaeology in the News

Here are some links to recent news from the world of archaeology.  o   Acheulian hand axes discovered in India dating between 1.5 and 1 million years ago. o   Residue analysis shows Pueblo people at Chaco Canyonin the southwestern US were drinking. cacao drinks imported from Mesoamerica. o   Archaeologists find five 2,500 year old marble friezeson […]

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BASOR 361 (February 2011) available online to subscribers

ASOR is pleased to announce that BASOR 361 (February 2011) 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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JSTOR press release announces addition of ASOR to Current Scholarship Program

March 31, 2011 – JSTOR is pleased to announce the addition of 21 new journals from eight new publishers to the Current Scholarship Program, an effort launched earlier this year that brings together current and historical content on the JSTOR platform. The University of Minnesota Press; the American Schools of Oriental Research; the Association for […]

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Donny George, 60, passed away on March 11, 2011

ASOR has recently received the sad news that Donny George—archaeologist, ASOR friend, and protector of cultural artifacts from Iraq—passed away last Friday in Toronto. The New York Times published an obituary on Tuesday, March 15th. Dr. George’s many friends in ASOR will miss him.  

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NEA 74.1 (March 2011) is available online for subscribers

ASOR is pleased to announce that NEA 74.1 (March 2011) 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 a long article on […]

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New Dig-it-al Content

Two museum reviews have recently been published on Dig-it-al, an online forum to complement the print publication of the journal Near Eastern Archaeology. These reviews can be found by clicking here or by pasting this link into your browser.: http://www.asor.org/pubs/nea/dig-it-al-nea.html. Enchanted by an Exposition: Magical Antiquities from Egypt at Leiden Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Leiden, Netherlands, […]

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