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publishers to the Current Scholarship Program, an effort launched earlier this year that brings together current and historical content on the JSTOR platform.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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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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