Pamela Koulianos

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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Location of Jebel Sinjar showing recent clashes and population displacements.

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

Nov2014_ANET_BannerBy: Kristine Garroway

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

Dong XiuyuanBy: Dong Xiuyuan, Shandong University, China
Noble Group Fellow

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

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Susan Ackerman PODCAST

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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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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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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“The Legacies of Herod the Great,” featuring Professor Barbara Burrell

Near Eastern Archaeology, Volume 77, Issue 2 was a special issue focusing on Herod the Great. Herod has … Read more

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ASOR Members’ Most Memorable Annual Meeting Moment

ASOR’s membership spans across many fields of study. We’re fortunate to have historians, geologists, archaeologists, and so many more among … Read more

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Report on 2010–2013 Excavations at Horvat Kur, Galilee

At the 2013 ASOR Annual Meeting, Wofford College professor, Byron McCane sat down with us to present his paper for … Read more

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BM 128852: an Achaemenid period stamp seal (4th cent. BC) © Trustees of the British Museum. My thanks to C.B.F. Walker for drawing my attention to this unpublished seal.

Psychedelics and the Ancient Near East

By: Diana L. Stein

As courts today debate whether to legalize or regulate the use of drugs like cannabis, it … Read more

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Dr. Eric Cline at a dig site.

Peer Review of 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

By: Rachel Hallote

When archaeology makes the news, it is most often due to sensationalist claims made by journalists or … Read more

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Why another Introduction to the Hebrew Bible?

By: Bill T. Arnold

Cambridge University Press just released my new book, Introduction to the Old Testament.[i] I … Read more

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