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: TheExcavation 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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Ward working in the lab.

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 […]

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

Have Patience and Dig On!

Dig seasonis 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 […]

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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 […]

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An impromptu lesson about pottery during pottery washing.

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

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

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