About

Welcome to the American Center of Oriental Research website! Located in Amman, Jordan, the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) promotes research and publication across disciplines with a special emphasis on archaeology in the region. ACOR’s main activities include archaeological excavation and restoration projects, a fellowship program for scholars, hosting public lectures, and other academic programs. ACOR has one of the best libraries for archaeology and Middle Eastern studies in Jordan, and also offers hostel accommodations for fellows, researchers and other interested parties.

ACOR Facility in Amman, Jordan front door. Photo curtesy of ACOR.
ACOR Facility in Amman, Jordan front door. Photo curtesey of ACOR.

We hope this blog can better highlight some of our projects and accomplishments, serve as a space for dialogue on archaeology and research in Jordan, and highlight some of our  talented staff.

ACOR is a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), a federation of private, not for profit independent research centers across the globe. ACOR is a private, non-profit organization supported by contributions from foundations, corporations and individuals and by funds generated by the Amman operation. ACOR is tax exempt as an American 501(c)(3) organization. Donations are often needed and always welcome!