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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Archaeology In The News

News from the world of archaeology. News from the excavation in Guatemala reveals the East Court as the royal palace of Ceibal during the Maya Terminal Classic period. Statue of Akhenaten reported stolen from the Cairo Museum is found in garbage. New historical excavations at the Wye House plantation in Maryland reveal the early home […]

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Anson Rainey (z’l)

ASOR received the sad news that Prof. Anson F. Rainey (z’l), emeritus professor at Tel Aviv University, passed away today (Saturday, February 19, 2011). The funeral will be tomorrow (Sunday). The details were not immediately available. Anson was a long-time, loyal ASOR member and one of the most accomplished scholars of Semitic languages in the […]

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Archaeology In The News

Recent news and a parable from the world of archaeology.   Australopithecus afarensis metatarsal shows evidence of upright walking. Despite previous claim, tomb of Maya in Egypt undamaged. Roman statues from Severan dynasty uncovered. Voynich Manuscript dated. Sunken Nantucket whaling ship found in Hawaii. Statues missing from Cairo Museum. Tell el-Hammam survived climatological disaster. Ancient […]

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Archaeology in the News

Here are some links to recent news from the world of Archaeology! o   A new study suggests that foot morphologies gave Neandertals the advantage for power walking and early H. sapiens the advantage for running. o   Research shows Croatia as a Neolithic hub for the spread of agriculture. o   Earliest cemetery in the Middle East […]

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UPDATE FROM THE ARCHIVES

In the last six months, we have completed and exceeded each of the goals established for this period in the work plan for the NEH-funded archives project. These goals fall into five categories: Digitization – Begin digitization of the materials stored at ASOR headquarters Metadata – Fine-tune a metadata schema and create MARC records for […]

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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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