Heritage Grant Recipient Marilyn Cassedy Describes her Experiences During the Final Excavation Season at the Kizilburun Column-Carrying Shipwreck, Turkey

This summer I was able to travel to Turkey to participate in the final season of excavation at the Kizilburun column-carrying shipwreck as a direct result of the ASOR Heritage Grant I was awarded. Because of the high cost of running an underwater excavation from a remote location, project directors typically require students to pay […]

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Heritage Grant Recipient Alexandrea Barogianis Describes her Summer with the Tell Madaba Archaeological Project

ASOR and the Heritage donors made it possible for students such as myself to be granted the opportunity to travel with the University of Toronto this past summer. I was able to excavate with the Tell Madaba Archaeological Project led by Debra Foran. I not only had the opportunity to excavate a extensively researched site […]

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Heritage Grant Recipient Monique Vincent Describes her Summer at Tall al-‘Umayri

This summer the ASOR Heritage Fellowship allowed me to participate in a season of excavation at Tall al-‘Umayri with the Madaba Plains Project, directed by Douglas Clark. I have worked at ‘Umayri as the supervisor of Field H, located on the southwestern acropolis of the tell, since 2008. The goals for excavation this season included […]

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Heritage Grant Recipient Julie Miller Describes her Summer at Tel Gezer

I participated for five weeks in the dig at Tel Gezer, located on the western approach from the coastal plain to Jerusalem. This site has been dug by multiple teams from 1902 until present, each focusing on their own particular goals for their season(s). The Tel Gezer Excavation Project is in its fifth season and […]

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Platt Fellow Allison Mickel Has Trouble with Her Trowel at Çatalhöyük

Last year, working at Bir Madhkur with Dr. Andrew M. Smith II, one of the volunteers had brought a footlong trowel meant for heavy-duty gardening, or possibly harpooning whales. We were constantly inventing theories as to its possible intended purposes, until eventually we only had to pick up the thing (if we could lift it) […]

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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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