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A Journey to Jordan

I am deeply grateful to ASOR and to the late Mrs. Katherine Barton Platt for the Platt Fellowship, which made my wonderful trip to Jordan possible this summer. I thank you, and all ASOR fellowship donors, whose contributions […]

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“It Belongs in a Museum!”

Let’s be honest, excavation is the most glamorous part of archaeology. Digging is what an archaeologist dreams of. And it is this romantic aspect of archaeology that the media and wider public are entranced by. Rightly so! Excavation is amazing! […]

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pottery

Our season this summer at the Omrit Settlement Excavation Project at Horvat Omrit in the Hula Valley was one filled with surprises. […]

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Archaeology, Much More Than Just Digging

I owe a huge thanks to the ASOR fellowship donors for providing the assistance I needed to participate on the Kalavasos and Ayios Demetrios Built Environment (KAMBE) project this summer in Cyprus. […]

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A Day in the Life of an Archeologist at Omrit

This summer, thanks to ASOR and a generous Platt Fellowship, I was again able to participate in ongoing fieldwork at the Omrit Settlement Excavation Project in the northern Galilee of Israel. […]

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Welcome to the Trench of Wonder and Walls

I would like to first and foremost thank the donors who contributed to the Platt and other ASOR fellowships allowing me, other students, and researchers alike to go out into the field this summer. These funds covered my travel […]

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PNRP bathhouse during excavation.

A Brief Overview of a PNRP Dig Season

Thanks to ASOR’s Platt Fellowship, I was able to participate in the Petra North Ridge Project (PNRP) this summer. The Petra North Ridge Project is an excavation that began in summer of 2012. It focuses […]

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Dawat the tell. Photo by Friedbert Ninow

Excavating in Jordan, Twice in One Season

This year I had the good fortune to be asked to join the Madaba Plains Project to work on the Tall al-‘Umayri Archaeological Project in Jordan. I must thank ASOR and the G. Ernest Wright Fellowship donors, Eric and Carol Meyers, for their […]

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The Tomb That Almost Was

This summer, I had the opportunity to work as a tomb supervisor in the Petra North Ridge Project (PNRP) in Petra, Jordan. The Petra North Ridge Project (Facebook Page), co-directed by Dr. Megan Perry and Dr. Tom Parker, consists of the excavation of two different type of structures […]

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I’m going on an Adventure!

Ever since I first studied abroad in Sweden, Bilbo Baggin’s quote, “I’m going on an adventure!” has been my theme when traveling. I am so grateful that ASOR and the ASOR donors made it possible for me […]

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Philistines and Canaanites and Archaeologists, Oh My!

To give a little background to what I do, bioarchaeology is the study of human remains in an archaeological context. From bones we can discern the […]

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Square Supervising 101 at Tell es-Safi/Gath

This summer, I was very fortunate, thanks in a large part of the help of my ASOR Fellowship, to return to the site of Tell es-Safi/Gath, Israel, where I worked last summer. The site is located halfway between Jerusalem and Ashkelon. It’s a large, multi-period Tell, perhaps most well known […]

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Out of the Library and into the Grid: A Hands On Learning Experience

This summer I had the great privilege of participating in the final dig season for the Leon Levy Expedition at Ashkelon. I am extremely thankful to ASOR’s Heritage […]

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Sherds and Crabs in the Omrit Settlement Excavation Project Lab/Registry

My fieldwork this summer took me back to the scenic Hula Valley, in the northeastern reaches of Israel’s Upper Galilee. It is in the Hula, in the foothills of Mount Hermon, where the Omrit […]

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Goats, Tabuns, and Mudbrick Collapse: The 2016 Excavation Season at Khirbat Iskander, Jordan

With much appreciation for the ASOR Platt Fellowship, this summer I was able to continue my work with the Khirbat Iskander […]

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Matthew Winter in the bastion.

My Labor-Intensive Summer at Hippos-Sussita

This was my third season working at Hippos-Sussita, under the auspices of the University of Haifa Zinman Institute of Archaeology and in collaboration with partners from Concordia University […]

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From Classic(al) Rock to Metal: Material Study at Kınık Höyük (Southern Cappadocia)

Thanks to the generous support provided to me through ASOR’s Shirlee Meyers Fellowship, I was able to embark on a course of material study […]

Kent Bramlett and Kristina Reed, intact dolmen at Damiyah. Photo Credit: Craig Tyson

Have Patience and Dig On!

Dig season 2016 is our 18th at Tall al-‘Umayri (part of the Madaba Plains Project). Over the seasons we have uncovered an intact Early Bronze Age dolmen, a well-preserved Late Bronze Age Temple […]

Anna Kim ready to become an Indiana Jones Jr. in Petra.

Adventure time in Jordan

Instead of going back to home in Korea for the summer break, I decided to join my University’s Archaeology/Anthropology Summer Tour in Jordan. I’m not an Archaeology major nor an Anthropology major, but because I started a research under my professor, Oystein LaBianca, who has been in charge of this yearly […]

An impromptu lesson about pottery during pottery washing.

Pottery and Nottery: Reading Ceramics, Teaching, and Digging at the Huqoq Field School

Since 2011 the Huqoq Excavation Project (HEP) has continued to discover one amazing thing after another. This summer […]

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