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Pathologies by the Bone: Making Meaning from Commingled Remains

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At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, Debra Martin presented the paper, “Pathologies by the Bone: Making Meaning from Commingled Remains … Read more

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Kani Shaie: An Early Bronze Age Center in the Bazyan Valley, Sulaimaniya

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At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting, Steve Renette presented the paper, “Kani Shaie: An Early Bronze Age … Read more

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Iron Age Bullae from Officialdom’s Periphery: Khirbet Summeily in Broader Context

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By: James W. Hardin, Christopher A. Rollston, and Jeffrey A. Blakely

Khirbet Summeily is located about 22 kilometers east of … Read more

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Transcendent Occultation of the Divine in Neo-Babylonian Art [VIDEO]

2014-AM-Blog-Banner1At the 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting in San Diego, Constance Gane chaired the Archaeology of Mesopotamia session. This session had … Read more

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Most Popular ASORtv Videos of 2014

 ASORtv now has more than 45 videos available to the public for free. We will continue to upload great content … Read more

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Top 10 Posts of 2014

As we begin 2015, we’d like to thank all of our Friends of ASOR (and lurkers) who come back to … Read more

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Beyond Ceramic Unguentaria

A Closer Look at Late Antique Trade of Glass Unguentaria in the Roman Province of Egypt

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What did Jewish Priests Wear?

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By: Joan E. Taylor

In antiquity, as today, ritual experts of various kinds were distinguished by dress that marked them … Read more

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Political Landscapes along the Central Euphrates River, Then and Now

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By: Adam Miglio

Headlines across media outlets of all types remind us of the troubling events in Syria and Iraq. … Read more

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2014 ASOR Annual Meeting Plenary Address: Jason Ur [VIDEO]

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The Renaissance of Archaeology in Iraq and its Kurdistan Region

The 2014 ASOR Annual Meeting was held in sunny San … Read more

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Do not Ostracize the Ostraca: a Discussion on ASOR’s Proposed Ethics

On Friday, November 21st, members are invited to discuss the proposed ASOR ethical guidelines. We want to hear from

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Children in the Ancient Near East

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Why have children been such a neglected issue in ancient Near Eastern studies, both from the Read more

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Pagan Monotheism in the Early Islamic Period

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Pagan Monotheism refers to a different (if not independent) type of … Read more

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FOA Podcast: “State of Biblical Archaeology Around the World,” Featuring Dr. Susan Ackerman

In this episode ASOR’s own Ancient Near East Today editor, Alex Joffe discusses the present ups and downs of studying Read more

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Aerial photograph of Marj Rabba, Areas AA and BB, taken from a hexacopter using a GoPro (Photo by A.C. Hill).

New Data on the Chalcolithic Period

Marj Rabba and the Galilee Prehistory Project

4-Yorke-Rowan-BlogBy: Yorke Rowan, The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago
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7 Things You Should 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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The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition – Toward a New and Improved Version

By: Ronald Hendel

Textual criticism — the comparison of ancient texts of the Hebrew Bible — has been revitalized by … Read more

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Finding Common Ground: Roman- Parthian Embassies in the Julio-Claudian Period

At the 2013 ASOR Annual Meeting, Jason Schlude (Duquesne University) and Benjamin Rubin (Williams College) presented their paper, “Finding … Read more

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My Time with the Associates for Biblical Research at Khirbet el Maqatir in Israel

*This scholarship was made possible by donations made to the 2014 scholarship drive. Donate today.

By: Matt Glassman, 3rd year

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Andrews University Sicily Excavation

By: Joel E. Lisboa, Andrews University, Platt Fellowship 2014

Studying archaeology, reading books related to the subject, and obtaining good … Read more

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