Southern Jordan’s Medieval Copper Industry

Ian W. N. Jones was an ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Fall 2017.  He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology at the University of California, San Diego. He writes below about his research into copper production in the...

Steven Schaaf, ACOR-CAORC Fellow, Fall 2017

Steven Schaaf is a Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the George Washington University and an ACOR-CAORC fellow in fall 2017. His research focuses on the comparative analysis of administrative courts in Jordan, Palestine and...

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...

Brittany Barrineau, CAORC Fellow at ACOR, Fall 2016

Brittany Barrineau is a Ph.D. candidate in Geography at the University of Kentucky and an ACOR-CAORC Fellow in the fall of 2016. Her research project, “Exporting Heritage and Highlighting Politics: Extra Virgin Olive Oil Production in...

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

Recent ACOR-CAORC fellow and archaeologist Kathleen Bennallack writes below about her current research in southern Jordan. During the 2015–16 academic year, I spent more than six months at ACOR conducting dissertation research—learning stone tool types...

Catherine Maier, Groot Memorial Fellow, Summer 2016

Catherine Maier is an undergraduate in Anthropology at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Her passion for geology and archaeology led her to apply for the Groot Fellowship to join excavations at Wadi Qattafi and...

Jordan’s Heritage Takes to the Skies – ACOR Scholarship Recipient Asem Abu Doleh

If you fly with Royal Jordanian Airlines, it is entirely possible that you will meet Asem Abu Doleh at work on your flight. Asem is a young Jordanian scholar who combined his love of Jordan’s...

Suzanne Richard, 2015–2016 CAORC Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Suzanne Richard is an ACOR-CAORC post-doctoral fellow in residence at ACOR in the summer and autumn of 2016. A distinguished professor of history and archaeology at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, she has been...

NEH Fellow Dr. Aseel Sawalha researches “Amman’s Art Scene”

Reality shifts under an artist’s brush. Are urban communities also transformed by the presence of artists? This is one of the research questions pursued by Dr. Aseel Sawalha, a professor of anthropology at Fordham University in...

Studying a Hard-to-Reach Population of Syrian Refugees

Political scientist and ACOR-CAORC fellow Rana B. Khoury was in Jordan during fall 2016 researching networks of Syrian activists. She writes below about her research methodology. As researchers, we ask many questions related to the characteristics...

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