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Archaeological Field Work in Egypt After the Revolution

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Looting hole at Tell el-Borg. Photo courtesy of James Hoffmeier.

By: James K. Hoffmeier, Trinity International University

 On January 25, … Read more

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A Toast to Our Fermented Past: Case Studies in the Experimental Archaeology of Alcoholic Beverages

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Author with Neolithic sickle replica during the Ale Through The Ages Lecture Series

By: Kevin M. Cullen

 Archaeologists and historians … Read more

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The Big Dig Video Roundup

Sites and Finds

Deep Time at Tall Hisban, Jordan

In Focus: Abel Beth Maacah

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Archaeology in Lebanon Today: Its Politics and Its Problems

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Figure 1. Beirut National Museum was badly damaged during the Lebanese Civil War. Photo courtesy Suzy Hakimian

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Sustainability at Any Price is not Sustainable: Open Access and Archaeology

By: Eric Kansa, UC Berkeley and OpenContext.org

This blog post looks at the open access debate, and notes how sustainability Read more

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Ten Years after Iraq: Archaeology, Archaeologists, and U.S. Foreign Relations

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Thirty-foot tall bronze sculptures of former Iraqi Saddam Hussein, sit on the grounds of the Republican Palace, in the International

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Archaeology after the Arab Spring

By: Jesse Casana

The transformative political events in the Middle East over the past two years have had, among many … Read more

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Archaeology and Cultural Heritage in Egypt after Mubarak

ANET1_WILLIAMSFig1By: Greg Williams

Egypt’s January 25th revolution was originally seen as part of the larger “Arab Spring” across the … Read more

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ASOR and Archaeological Ethics

By: Lynn Swartz Dodd

“There is a tendency at every important but difficult crossroad to pretend that it’s not really … Read more

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Using Inscriptions from the Antiquities Market: Polarized Positions and Pragmatic Proposals

By: Christopher A. Rollston

Archaeological sites in the Middle East have been ransacked, pillaged, and plundered for many decades. The … Read more

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The Dilemma of Denial: Scholarly Publication Policies and the Illusion of Power

By: Jonathan Rosenbaum
President Emeritus, Gratz College

For generations, academic journals have been deemed the appropriate venue for the initial … Read more

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Wil Gafney: History Channel’s Satan and President Obama

By: Wil Gafney, Associate Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia.

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The Cultural Afterlife of Mosaics in Turkey

By: Laurent Dissard, University of Pennsylvania

Sensational discoveries of mosaics periodically make the headlines of newspapers in Turkey. After being … Read more

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Cultural Heritage Month Comes to an End

We have had a successful October here, with a great range of posts on cultural heritage projects, the idea of … Read more

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The Terms of Heritage

By: Kathryn McDonnell

Specialized terminology, such as stake holders, the “universal museum,” provenance, or even the phrases, “cultural property” or … Read more

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Contested Heritage and the New Museum(s) in Diyarbakır

By: Laurent Dissard

The southeastern provinces of Turkey will soon be home to a series of new, state-of-the-art, archaeology museums. … Read more

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Outrage and the Plight of Cultural Heritage: an Outsider’s Perspective

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While this blog post is addressed to ASOR’s archaeological community, I am not an archaeologist, nor do … Read more

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The Future of Our Past: New Technologies for New Audiences

By: Catherine Foster and Brian Brown

 Certain images from the ancient past stand out in popular imagination: the “Hanging Gardens … Read more

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A builders’ heritage at Umm el-Jimal

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By: Bert de Vries (Calvin College) and Muaffaq Hazza (Umm el-Jimal)

In 2012 … Read more

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From Destruction to Archaeology: the significance of “Operation Anchor” for the Cultural Heritage of Jaffa.

By: Martin Peilstöcker 

During spring 1936 the nationalistic uprising of the Palestinian Arab population against Mandatory British rule and Jewish … Read more

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