Firas Bqa’in: Archaeologist, Academic, and ACOR Administrator

Phone ACOR on a given workday, sometimes even long after the office has officially closed, and the call will likely be picked up by a cheerful man who helps visiting fellows and scholars arrange airport...
Early Islamic (Kufic) inscription dates 109 AH (AD 727/728) in Wadi Shireh (photo G.J. Corbett)

“Traces of Early Islam in Wadi Ramm” by Dr. Glenn J. Corbett and Firas...

Traces of Early Islam in Wadi Ramm: A Desert Mosque and Waystation from the Time of the Umayyads Dr. Glenn J. Corbett, ACOR Associate Director Firas Bqain, ACOR Administrator Wednesday 4 March 2015 at 6:00 pm Reception to Follow About...

Surviving a Middle East Blizzard, ACOR style

It’s 1 pm on February 18, 2015, and ACOR’s Chief Financial Officer, Nisreen Abu Al Shaikh, is pacing ACOR’s foyer, talking on a cellphone in Arabic. Behind her, a paper announcement reads that ACOR will...

A Passion for Petra’s Archaeology – An Interview with TWLCRM Alum Ahmad Hasanat

Ahmad Hasanat isn’t one for making career choices based on movies. “My main motivation wasn’t Indiana Jones,” he said, discussing his professional origin story over cups of fresh brewed tea, steaming against Petra’s cold January air....

TWLCRM Initiative Earns Top Honor

ACOR’s Temple of the Winged Lions Cultural Resource Management (TWLCRM) Initiative  received the Archaeological Institute of America’s 2015 award for Best Practices in Site Preservation in January of this year. Christopher Tuttle, Executive Director of the...
Aerial view of the excavation at Megiddo (2008, Megiddo Expedition)

“Egypt and the Levant in the Early Bronze Age” by Dr. Matthew J. Adams

Egypt and the Levant in the Early Bronze Age: Implications of a New Radiocarbon Chronology Dr. Matthew J. Adams Director of the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem Tuesday 27 January 2015 at 6:00pm Reception to Follow About...

Mary Pancoast

Mary Pancoast, 2014–2015 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Mary Pancoast was a lawyer for civil and human rights programs in the U.S. and she worked with recent immigrants and immigrants with refugee status before returning to higher education...
Artistic rendering of the water system

“Pipe Dreams and Paradise: The Water System of the Petra Garde and Pool Complex”...

Pipe Dreams and Paradise: The Water System of the Petra Garden and Pool Complex Dr. Leigh-Ann Bedal ACOR-CAORC Fellow and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the Behrend College of the Pennsylvania State University Wednesday 29 October 2014 at...

Patrick Adamiak

Patrick Adamiak, 2013–2014 CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow Patrick Adamiak was an ACOR pre-doctorate fellow conducting research in Jordan until December 2014. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of...

Micaela Sinibaldi

Micaeala Sinibaldi, 2013–2014 Fellow Profile Micaela Sinibaldi has been a friend of ACOR since 1994. That was  when she first came to Jordan with the University of Florence (Italy) to work in archaeology in Petra.  Years...