ASOR Heritage Fellowship: Helping Students Achieve Their Aspirations


With some of the new friends while in Wadi Rum

By: Stephanie Boonstra, 2012 Heritage Fellow

Returning to Khirbat al-Mudayna as a square supervisor this past summer was a life-changing experience for me.  I was awarded the Heritage Fellowship thanks to the generous donors of ASOR, which allowed me to revisit the ancient Kingdom of Moab to supervise and excavate under the direction of Dr. P.M. Michèle Daviau. Continue reading

Archaeology in the News! 3-15-13

News_LeptisSome great photographs of Roman ruins in Libya from the air by Jason Hawkes.

A new neolithic village has been found in Israel as part of salvage excavations. It contains some of the earliest evidence of growing legumes and cultic sexual symbols.

Thanks to delays in construction of the massive mine and a hefty influx of cash from the World Bank, the 1.5-square-mile Mes Aynak complex is an archaeological triumph – though bittersweet. Archaeologists now have more time to excavate before destruction begins for the copper mine. Continue reading