Twitter Recap:ASOR Annual Meeting

A big thanks to everyone who attended and helped make theASOR Annual Meeting an amazing event. We couldn’t have done it without you! Also, to everyone […]


Top 10 Things To Do In San Antonio

Earlier this year, I wrote a post extolling the virtues of spending several days in San Antonio at a world-class resort attending the presentation of world-class papers by world-class scholars. I said it before and […]


Surrogacy and the Archaeological Object

The objects treated in this paper were all excavated in the Ancient Near East at sites that are some 200 km distant one from another. Rather more important might be their diachronic distance – a millennium separates […]


Twitter Recap: #ASOR15 ASOR Annual Meeting Tweets

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2015 ASOR Annual Meeting Presentations [VIDEO]

At theASOR Annual Meeting, several of our members graciously volunteered to have their presentations recorded for ASORtv. Some presenters met with our Digital Media Specialist to read their papers, and some volunteers were recorded in session […]


ASOR Strategic Planning-2020

For the past five years, ASOR has been well guided by the Strategic Plan adopted by its Board of Trustees in April. Indeed, ASOR has achieved many of the goals identified in the Strategic Plan, especially with respect […]


They Were Not Mainly “Peasants”

It has been very common for the vast majority of the people in the Greco-Roman world, with the exception of those who lived in the élite urban spheres, to be depicted as a homogeneous mass of “peasants”—members of subsistence-oriented, […]

Junior Scholar Volunteers

Join the ASOR Digital Media Team at theASOR Annual Meeting

Are you an ASOR Junior Scholar that is looking for an opportunity to get involved at theASOR Annual Meeting? Do you own a smartphone or have access to a camcorder/camera? Here’s your chance to be a part of the […]


Preservation and Community Engagement at Umm el-Jimal

The Umm el-Jimal Project made a thematic shift away from stress on academic archaeological research to site management with twin foci, preservation and community engagement. Site preservation on the ground was complemented […]


History of Conservation in Kaman-Kalehöyük, Turkey

Kaman-Kalehöyük is a rural settlement along the ancient Silk Road trade route dating from the Bronze Age (2300 BCE) through the Ottoman Empire. The site is located 100 km southeast of Ankara and 3 km east of Kaman. Excavation has been […]


Different Faces of Gender in the Marlik Cemetery (Northern Iran)

I introduce one of the many faces of gender represented in the Marlik cemetery in Northern Iran. I suggest the strong possibility of existence of a third gender that was neither a male nor a female in this cemetery. […]


Rediscovery with Reflectance Transformation Imaging - Annual Meeting Poster [VIDEO]

This paper presents the contents of the block as revealed through Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and digital epigraphy. The author applied these technologies as part of […]

Darlene Brooks Hedstrom

From the Nile to the Desert and Back

At theASOR Annual Meeting, Darlene Brookes Hedstrom, of Wittenberg University, met with ASORtv to present her paper, “From the Nile to the Desert and Back: Writing a New History of Egyptian Monastic Site Formation.” She first presented her […]

Jody Gordon ASOR AM Mini Alexandrias

Mini-Alexandrias or Local Continuity? [VIDEO]

Anyone who has ever been to a conference knows how difficult it can be to eat, let alone fit in all the things you want to do. That’s why we at ASOR are so grateful to all of the volunteers who took time during theASOR Annual Meeting to meet […]

Tyrian Purple Pigments

Setting the Archaeo-Chemical Record Straight Regarding Tyrian Purple Pigments and Dyes

His paper, “Setting the Archaeo-Chemical Record Straight Regarding Tyrian Purple Pigments and Dyes,” was engaging, entertaining, informative, and full of […]

Egyptian Pigment Palette

Green Pigments: Exploring Changes in the Egyptian Pigment Palette [VIDEO]

From the Late to Roman Periods (712 BCE–364 CE) through Multispectral Imaging and Technical Analysis. Caroline Roberts was nice enough to volunteer to present her paper for ASORtv. This paper looks at […]

Jeffrey Zorn Ancient Storage Bins

Bin There, Done That: Storage Bins at Tell en-Nasbeh and the Role of the State

At theASOR Annual Meeting, Jeffrey Zorn of Cornell University presented his paper, “Bin There, Done That: Storage Bins at Tell en-Nasbeh and the Role of the State,” during the Archaeology of […]

Object Biography and Law Morag Kersel

Changing Lives: Object Biography and Law [Video]

At theASOR Annual Meeting, Morag Kersel presented her paper, “Changing Lives: Object Biography and Law.” She did so during the Object Biography for Archaeologists: A Practical Workshop. The workshop was not just about story-telling, […]

Sarah Wenner Nabataean and Roman Period

Udhruh and Its Hinterland during the Nabataean and Roman Periods [VIDEO]

In ca. 300 CE, the Roman army built a legionary fortress for the legio VI Ferrata at the site of Udhruh, 15 km east of Petra in southern Jordan. The site’s long history began prior to the construction of the fortress, […]


Syrian Heritage Initiative Symposium - Luncheon Presentation [VIDEO]

On November 23rd, the Syrian Heritage Initiative hosted a public Symposium at theASOR Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. The more than 80 attendees included ASOR members, representatives of other groups […]