(Fig. 3) Part of the LoNAP team performing artefacts collection in the lower town of a large site (background) not far from the modern city of Duhok.

The Land of Nineveh Archaeological Project: The Ceramic Repertoire from the Early Pottery Neolithic to the Sasanian Period

The present article discusses the preliminary results of the Land of Nineveh Archaeological Project, an on-going […]

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The Fertile Crescent during the Iron Age II. (Map by N. Zeevi)

The Empire and the “Upper Sea”: Assyrian Control Strategies along the Southern Levantine Coast

Being the world’s first political rule to adopt an imperial structure – Assyria was a land-locked power with no real maritime experience. Ideologically, the Assyrians […]

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ASOR Strategic Planning, 2016-2020

For the past five years (2011-2015), ASOR has been well guided by the Strategic Plan adopted by its Board of Trustees in April 2010. Indeed, ASOR has achieved many of the goals identified in the 2011-2015 Strategic Plan, especially with respect […]

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Blast from the Past – Photo Submissions

We at ASOR want to see how things have changed — or stayed the same. In the new Blast from the Past blog feature, we’ll post photo submissions of our members throughout the years. ~~~ All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) makes no […]

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Celebrating Carol Meyers

Together with Susan Ackerman and Chuck Carter, I was privileged serve as editor of the new festschrift honoring Carol Meyers, Celebrate Her for the Fruit of Her Hands (Eisenbrauns 2015), and to have contributed an article to it (“Plaque Figurines and the Relationship between […]

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Editor’s Picks: The 10 Most Influential BASOR Articles

We’re celebrating the release of the first issue of the new and expanded Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research this month with free access to the Editor’s list of the ten most influential articles from BASOR’s long history. Just click the links below to go through and read the articles, which are available […]

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That’s a Wrap

This month we focused on archaeology in the Digital Age, featuring seven posts on new issues arising in the field such as open access in academic publishing and incorporating new technology into fieldwork and research. Check out the articles below and let us know what you think in the comments. Have you tried going paperless […]

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Living in the Golden Age of Open Access Archaeology

By: Mitch Allen, Left Coast Press, Inc. & Mills College Arguments over open access in scholarly publishing have crossed the radar of every scholar, publisher, or librarian not suffering from terminal senility. Open access would represent a global shift of control of scholarly publications from largely (but not exclusively) the private sector’s group of publishing […]

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The Renewed Hazor Excavations

By: Amnon Ben-Tor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Edited and abridged from NEA 76.2 (2013): 66–67 (see editorial note below) Tel Hazor, “the head of all those kingdoms” (Joshua 11:10), is the largest tell in Israel and encompasses a total of approximately 800 dunams (200 acres). With the exception of two gaps in the settlement, […]

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Support Archaeology Students

Haven’t given to ASOR’s March Fellowship Madness yet? We are giving away a copy of The Photographs of the American Palestine Exploration Society (AASOR v. 66) by Rachel Hallote, Felicity Cobbing, and Jeffrey Spurr to one of the donors to our fellowship fundraising drive! Here’s a chance to support a good cause and get something […]

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Ethics, Archaeology, and Open Access

By: Eric Kansa The issue of open access to scholarly works recently gained renewed attention following the tragic suicide of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist charged with felony computer and intellectual property crimes involving the mass download of articles from JSTOR. ASOR uses JSTOR as a repository for the Bulletin of the American Schools of […]

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Get access to the latest issue of Near Eastern Archaeology for free!

  To access this issue go to our facebook page and like it if you haven’t already, then click the link near the top of the page to go to JSTOR. If you can’t find the link, look for the picture of Petra, the link is above it! The next page will ask you to […]

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NEA 75.2 (June 2012) Letter from the Editor –Issue Available Online on JSTOR

The latest issue of Near Eastern Archaeology is available now on JSTOR! Check it out here. From the Editor It gives me great pleasure, as the new Editor of Near Eastern Archaeology, to present the June issue of the journal. Publishing Near Eastern Archaeology continues to be both a challenge and an opportunity. The challenge […]

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Free JSTOR Access and New NEA!

There’s a week left to access the full runs of all of ASOR’s three journals though JSTOR, so if you haven’t signed up, do it now! Click the button in our sidebar or click here to go to JSTOR and get free access to all our journals. And now the latest issue of NEA is […]

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ASOR Journals’ Current Content Now Available for Free on JSTOR!

The American Schools of Oriental research is excited to announce free access to the current content of all three of our publications during the month of April. You are now able to access all content published in Near Eastern Archaeology, Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research and the Journal of Cuneiform Studies over […]

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BASOR 363 (August 2011) available online for subscribers

ASOR is pleased to announce that BASOR 363 (August 2011) has 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 (members […]

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ASOR Newsletter 61.1 (Spring 2011) posted online

ASOR is pleased to announce that the ASOR Newsletter 61.1 (Spring 2011) has now been posted online at the ASOR home page (www.asor.org). We anticipate that the issue will be mailed within a week. As a reminder, the ASOR Newsletter is available online for free at www.asor.org. In addition, ASOR journals are available via Atypon […]

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BASOR 362 (May 2011) available online for subscribers

ASOR is pleased to announce that BASOR 362 (May 2011) has 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 (members […]

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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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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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