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Continuity and change in mortuary customs: the Jordan Valley in the second and first...

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. This video was adapted from the April 2018...

The Origins of the Sugar Industry in Jordan: Latest results of the Ghawr as-Sāfī...

The 2018 ACOR Public Lecture Series Presents: “The Origins of the Sugar Industry in Jordan: Latest results of the Ghawr aṣ-Ṣāfī Project,” an ACOR & USAID SCHEP Lecture by Konstantinos D. Politis. This blog post is...
Inscripted block (lower right) as found in 'Ayn Gharandal gate area. Photo Darby 2013.

“A New Monumental Latin Inscription from ‘Ayn Gharandal” by Drs. Robert and Erin Darby

Words in the Sand: A New Monumental Latin Inscription from 'Ayn Gharandal Dr. Robert Darby & Dr. Erin Darby University of Tennessee Tuesday 3 June 2014 at 6:00pm Reception to Follow About the Lecture On 17 June 2013, the ‘Ayn Gharandal...
Pella (Tabqat al Fahl); photo by Bob Miller

“From Village to Bishopric: Pella” by Dr. Stephen Bourke

From Village to Bishopric: Pella in Jordan 2013 Dr. Stephen Bourke Research Associate in Near Eastern Archaeology at Sydney University Tuesday 26 February 2013 at 6:00pm Reception to Follow About the Lecture This fully illustrated lecture will focus on recent discoveries...
An example of signed rock art from Wadi Ramm. Photo G.J. Corbett.

“New Insights into Thamudic Inscriptions” by Dr. Glenn J. Corbett

Messages from the Desert: New Insights into Thamudic Inscriptions and Rock Drawings from Jordan's Wadi Ramm Dr. Glenn J. Corbett Director of the Wadi Hafir Petroglyph Survey, Former ACOR NEH Fellow and Independent Scholar Wednesday 25 September at...

Remembering Father Michele Piccirillo

By Father Rosario Pierri, Dean of the Studium Biblicum Franciscanum. This blog post is adapted from Father Pieri's remarks at ACOR's public lecture, "A Memorial Evening for Father Michele Piccirillo," on September 19, 2018. This year...

The Internet and Social Media in Jordan’s Information Age

Public Lecture Announcement The Internet and Social Media in Jordan's Information Age Dr. Geoffrey Hughes ACOR National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow & Fellow, Anthropology Department, London School of Economics Wednesday 20 September 2017 at 6:00 pm To be followed by a...
Mesa house photo by Rollefson

“A Kinder, Greener Black Desert” by Dr. Gary Rollefson

A Kinder, Greener Black Desert: Results of Archaeological Research of Neolithic Sites Dr. Gary Rollefson Professor of Anthropology, Whitman College ACOR-CAORC Senior Fellow Tuesday 25 February 2014, 6:00 pm Reception to Follow About the Lecture: Passing through the Black Desert in northeastern...
Excavated pots from the Bad Adh-Dhra Tomb (photo Kersel)

“The Lives of Pots” by Dr. Morag Kersel

The Lives of Pots: Grave Goods, Excavated Artifacts, Looted Items, and Collected Objects from the Early Bronze Age Mortuary Sites on the Dead Sea Plain of Jordan Dr. Morag Kersel Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology...

“The Late Neolithic Colonization of the Eastern Badia” by Dr. Gary Rollefson

The Late Neolithic Colonization of the Eastern Badia Dr. Gary Rollefson Professor of Anthropology, Whitman College ACOR-CAORC Senior Fellow Tuesday 25 February 2014 at 6:00pm Reception to Follow About the Lecture Unprecedented population growth, environmental degradation, and a reduction of rainfall by...
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