Teaching Heritage in Classrooms

The first time I walked into my daughter’s playgroup, I saw a model of St. Peter’s Cathedral from Rome placed on the top shelf of the art/music classroom. Having walked around, I noticed the model of St. Basil’s […]

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Twitter Recap: Protecting Our Shared Heritage in Syria— International Summit to Promote Collaboration

On Friday, December 11, 2015 there was a free and open to the public symposium at the National Geographic Society Grosvenor Auditorium in Washington, DC. The symposium […]

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7 Things You Should Know About ASOR’s Syrian Heritage Initiative

Beginning August 4, 2014, the American Schools of Oriental Research entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of State to monitor, document, and report on cultural heritage damage in Syria.

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Heritage sites during Operation Iraqi Freedom Using Freedom of Information Act Requests

By: Levi Keach, University of Nevada, Las Vegas The research I presented at the recent ASOR Annual Meeting in Baltimore, “Heritage sites during Operation Iraqi Freedom Using Freedom of Information Act Requests,” is deeply entangled with my personal journey towards archaeology. While serving with the 1st Infantry Division in Baghdad during the Surge, I came to understand […]

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This Is Our City

The Question of Cultural Ownership  and Cultural Heritage on Madaba’s West Acropolis By: Debra Foran, Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies Wilfrid Laurier University The question of who owns the past is a difficult one to address.  There are often multiple stakeholders and the notion of a site’s importance for a global cultural heritage must […]

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Landscapes of the Dead

Landscapes of the Dead: Aerial and Pedestrian Site Monitoring at Fifa, an Early Bronze Age Cemetery on the Dead Sea Plain, Jordan By: Morag M. Kersel, Department of Anthropology, DePaul University The primary objective of the Landscapes of the Dead Research Project is to assess (through aerial photography and a pedestrian survey) the Early Bronze […]

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Who Owns This Part of the Past? The Cultural Heritage of Tall al-`Umayri, Jordan in Jeopardy

By: Douglas R. Clark, Center for Near Eastern Archaeology, La Sierra University Is culturally significant land private or public property? What happens when a major, signature archaeological site is owned privately? Who owns this part of the past? How does one resolve competing claims of ownership and use? Numerous archaeological sites in Jordan are privately […]

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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 10-25-13

If you missed anything from the ASOR facebook or twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed any major archaeological stories from this week, feel free to let us know in the comment section! The Home of the Last Neanderthals 250,000 […]