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The Voice of Experience — Jordanian Archaeologist Jehad Haron Joins USAID SCHEP

Jehad Haron is no stranger to breaking new ground in Jordan’s archaeology. As a longtime member of the Department of Antiquities, he worked on 22 international projects, including 12 salvage excavations at threatened sites in Jordan and abroad.

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ACOR Fellows

Read short essays by recent fellows about their ongoing research in Jordan.

Gaza Refugees and the Reality of Statelessness

Gaza Refugees and the Reality of Statelessness

Recent ACOR-CAORC senior fellow Michael Perez writes about his research on ex-Gaza refugees who are currently living without citizenship in Jordan.

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Between Past and Present at Bir Madhkur

Archaeologist and recent ACOR-CAORC fellow Andrew M. Smith II writes about his ongoing research at the important Nabataean-Roman site of Bir Madhkur in Jordan's Wadi Araba and how USAID SCHEP has been supporting efforts to increase awareness of the site's important remains.

Producing Extra Virginity in Jordan

Producing Extra Virginity in Jordan

Brittany Barrineau, ACOR-CAORC pre-doctoral fellow, considers the social, political, and economic forces that are transforming Jordan’s traditional but rapidly evolving olive oil industry. 

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Life After Collapse: Water and Environment in the Late Neolithic of Southern Jordan

Recent ACOR-CAORC fellow and archaeologist Kathleen Bennallack writes about her current research at a Late Neolithic site (around 8,000 years old) and its surroundings in the Arabah Valley of southern Jordan.

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ACOR Video Lectures

The ACOR Video Lecture Series provides accessible discussions of new research into the past and present of Jordan and the broader Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean worlds.

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ACOR in Focus

Latest news from ACOR about our institutional development and accomplishments.

Funding Awarded for the ACOR Library Photographic Archive

Funding Awarded for the ACOR Library Photographic Archive

ACOR is delighted to announce that it recently received new funding from the U.S. Department of Education through the competitive American Overseas Research Centers grant program.  The new grant will support the ACOR Library Photographic Archive with an award of $260,000 that will be dispersed over a four-year period. 

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ACOR Internship Program Helps Build Future Professionals

ACOR Internship Program Helps Build Future Professionals

During the 2016 fall semester, ACOR welcomed six American undergraduate interns.  They have contributed in various ways to our mission and to our community here in Amman.

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ASOR Albright Award given to ACOR Librarian

ASOR Albright Award given to ACOR Librarian

ACOR Library Director Carmen Ayoubi was awarded the W.F. Albright Service Award.

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Why I Support ACOR – A Message from the ACOR Board President

Why I Support ACOR

A Message from the ACOR Board President

Randolph (Randy) B. Old is the ACOR Board President.  He writes about his long association with Jordan and his commitment to the future of ACOR. 

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ACOR Anniversary — 50 years!

ACOR is proud to announce that next year will be our 50th anniversary. As we look back over the years, our fondest memories come from people who have passed through our doors and shared meals and ideas with us. We would love to hear from you. If you have a story about your time at ACOR, please share it with us