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6 Things You Need to Know About ASOR’s Syrian Heritage Initiative

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By: Kurt Prescott

Beginning August 4, 2014, the American Schools of Oriental Research entered into a cooperative agreement with the … Read more

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Heritage sites during Operation Iraqi Freedom Using Freedom of Information Act Requests

By: Levi Keach, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The research I presented at the recent ASOR Annual Meeting in Baltimore, … Read more

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The Question of Cultural Ownership  and Cultural Heritage on Madaba’s West Acropolis
By: Debra Foran, Department of Archaeology and Classical Read more

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Landscapes of the Dead

The archaeological UAV and Morag Kersel.

The archaeological UAV and Morag Kersel.

Landscapes of the Dead:
Aerial and Pedestrian Site Monitoring at Fifa, an Early Bronze
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Who Owns This Part of the Past? The Cultural Heritage of Tall al-`Umayri, Jordan in Jeopardy

By: Douglas R. Clark, Center for Near Eastern Archaeology, La Sierra University

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Fig. 1 – Aerial View of `Umayri (David

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 10-25-13

If you missed anything from the ASOR facebook or twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of … Read more

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Archaeological Field Work in Egypt After the Revolution

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Looting hole at Tell el-Borg. Photo courtesy of James Hoffmeier.

By: James K. Hoffmeier, Trinity International University

 On January 25, … Read more

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A Toast to Our Fermented Past: Case Studies in the Experimental Archaeology of Alcoholic Beverages

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Author with Neolithic sickle replica during the Ale Through The Ages Lecture Series

By: Kevin M. Cullen

 Archaeologists and historians … Read more

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Archaeology in Lebanon Today: Its Politics and Its Problems

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Figure 1. Beirut National Museum was badly damaged during the Lebanese Civil War. Photo courtesy Suzy Hakimian

By: Hélène Sader… Read more

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Ten Years after Iraq: Archaeology, Archaeologists, and U.S. Foreign Relations

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Thirty-foot tall bronze sculptures of former Iraqi Saddam Hussein, sit on the grounds of the Republican Palace, in the International

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Archaeology after the Arab Spring

By: Jesse Casana

The transformative political events in the Middle East over the past two years have had, among many … Read more

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Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Egypt after Mubarak

ANET1_WILLIAMSFig1By: Greg Williams

Egypt’s January 25th revolution was originally seen as part of the larger “Arab Spring” across the … Read more

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ASOR and Archaeological Ethics

By: Lynn Swartz Dodd

“There is a tendency at every important but difficult crossroad to pretend that it’s not really … Read more

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Using Inscriptions from the Antiquities Market: Polarized Positions and Pragmatic Proposals

By: Christopher A. Rollston

Archaeological sites in the Middle East have been ransacked, pillaged, and plundered for many decades. The … Read more

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Wil Gafney: History Channel’s Satan and President Obama

By: Wil Gafney, Associate Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

This entry is … Read more

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The Cultural Afterlife of Mosaics in Turkey

By: Laurent Dissard, University of Pennsylvania

Sensational discoveries of mosaics periodically make the headlines of newspapers in Turkey. After being … Read more

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Cultural Heritage Month Comes to an End

We have had a successful October here, with a great range of posts on cultural heritage projects, the idea of … Read more

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The Terms of Heritage

By: Kathryn McDonnell

Specialized terminology, such as stake holders, the “universal museum,” provenance, or even the phrases, “cultural property” or … Read more

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Contested Heritage and the New Museum(s) in Diyarbakır

By: Laurent Dissard

The southeastern provinces of Turkey will soon be home to a series of new, state-of-the-art, archaeology museums. … Read more

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Archaeological Conservation Strategies in the Near East, Fri. Nov. 16

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By: Suzanne Davis and LeeAnn Barnes Gordon

This year we are pleased to announce a new workshop … Read more

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