ASOR job opening

We are pleased to announce that ASOR has an opening for a director of subscriptions, memberships, and publications services. This is a vital position for ASOR, and we ask your help in soliciting applications and nominations. Please see the URL below for details about this position:http://www.asor.org/updates/job-opening-announce.html

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NEA 73.1 available online via Atypon Link

Near Eastern Archaeology 73.1 ASOR is pleased to announce that NEA 73.1 (March 2010) has now been posted online at Atypon Link. The issue contains a feature article by A. Burke and K. Lords as well as articles S. Savage, A. Al-Shorman, C. Luckey, and K. Rask. You may access the table of contents here: […]

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More Rebuttals of the “Discovery” of Noah’s Ark

Tim Harrison on CTV: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20100429/noahs-ark-found-100429/20100429?hub=CanadaAMV2 Eric Cline on Fox News: http://video.foxnews.com/v/4171840/wheres-the-actual-site Eric Cline in Time Magazine: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1985830,00.html Robert Cargill at RobertCargill: http://robertcargill.com/2010/04/28/no-you-didnt-find-noahs-ark/

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Noah’s Ark on Good Morning America

Eric Cline comments on the latest claims that Noah’s Ark has been discovered. His interview begins at about 1:50. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/noahs-ark-found-10496395

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BASOR 357 (Feb 2010) available online

BASOR 357 (Feb 2010) ASOR is pleased to announce that BASOR 357 (February 2010) has now been posted online at Atypon Link. You may access the table of contents here: http://www.atypon-link.com/ASOR/toc/basor/357/february+2010 The issue contains articles by Maysoon al-Nahar, Christopher M. Monroe, Gideon Avni, and Asa Eger. As a reminder, the last 3+ years of ASOR […]

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Near Eastern Archaeology 72.4

ASOR is pleased to announce that NEA 72.4 (December 2009) has now been posted online at Atypon Link. The issue focuses on the Hittite world and contains articles by J. David Hawkins, Timothy P. Harrison, Kay Kohlmeyer, and David Schloen and Amir Fink. You may access the table of contents here: http://www.atypon-link.com/ASOR/toc/nea/2009/72/4 As a reminder, […]

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Call for Papers for ASOR’s 2010 Meeting

Posted by Kelley Bazydlo We are happy to announce that the UPDATED Call for Papers for ASOR’s 2010 Annual Meeting is now on ASOR’s web site and includes new Member-Organized Sessions that have just been approved by the Program Committee. This year’s meeting will be held at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia from November 17-20, and […]

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Riddles of the Sphinx on PBS

Posted by T. Barako For over 4000 years, the Great Sphinx at Giza has puzzled all who have laid eyes on it. What is this crouching lion, human-headed creature? Who built it and why? To unlock its secrets, two teams of archaeologists and sculptors must immerse themselves in the world of ancient Egypt—a land of […]

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Things to Do in New Orleans With Children

When my family and I moved to New Orleans about a decade ago, we were pleasantly surprised to find so many great activities for children. Here are some activities that my wife and I would recommend: The Audubon Zoo makes for a nice day. You can get there via the St Charles streetcar, or a taxi. […]

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Dora the Explorer Needs Our Help

In Dora’s Big Dig by Alison Inches (Simon Spotlight, 2006), Dora digs up a turquoise stone and tells her monkey friend that she should take the stone to her mami, because “My mami is an archeologist. That means she digs for ancient treasure!” The misinformation starts at a young age.

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Eric Cline’s “Last Lecture”

Eric Cline talks about archaeology, including examples from his own career to date, dispenses some advice for would-be archaeologists/students, and provides some suggestions on writing and research for colleagues in this interesting video (click on previous words or either picture for link).

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Voodoo Dolls of the Ancient Near East

On Saturday, November 21st, from 6-8 PM, the American Schools of Oriental Research will close out its annual meeting in New Orleans with an outreach session entitled “Voodoo Dolls of the Ancient Near East.” It’s free and open to the public, including our friends in town for the Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting. The […]

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BASOR 355

The Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research mailed number 355 yesterday. The Table of Contents can be seen here.

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Help ASOR Survey Holt Cemetery in New Orleans

Posted by Michael Homan On Wednesday, November 18th, from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, members of the American Schools of Oriental Research will be volunteering at Holt Cemetery in Mid-City New Orleans. We will be working with Save Our Cemeteries to record the current condition of Holt Cemetery. This includes surveying individual graves and their […]

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Robert Cargill & the Acquisition of Dead Sea Scroll Fragments by APU

Robert Cargill posts “On the Aquisition of Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments by Azusa Pacific University.”

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