Competitive Archaeology was published by the University of Texas Press in January 2015

“New Sciences of Antiquity and Arab Modernity” by Dr. Elena Dodge Corbett

Ramses Was a Semite: New Sciences of Antiquity and Arab Modernity in the Late Ottoman World Dr. Elena Dodge Corbett Resident Director, Amman Study Center, Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Wednesday 8 April 2015 at 6:00 pm Reception...
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...
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...
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...
Inscriptions and Rock Art from Jabal Manshir (from David F. Graf, Rome and the Arabian Frontier: From the Nabataeans to the Saracens [1997], p. 307)

“Glimpses into Nabataean Culture” by Dr. David Graf

Glimpses into Nabatean Culture and Society based on Inscriptions from the Hisma (Southern Jordan)   Dr. David Graf NEH Fellow, ACOR-CAORC Fellow & Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami Wednesday 17 September 2014 at 6:00 pm Reception...
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...
Aerial image of the Ad-Deir Monument, the Great Circles, and the ancient entrance to the Ad-Deir temenos behind the current store,taken in 2013 from 300 meters height by the GATEWING X100. Courtesy the Ad-Deir Monument and Plateau Project.

“The Ad-Deir Monument and Plateau in Petra” by Dr. Cynthia Finlayson

The Ad-Deir Monument and Plateau in Petra: UAV/Drone Mapping and New Theories Concerning Functions and Importance Dr. Cynthia Finlayson Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Brigham Young University Tuesday 29 April 2014 at 6:00pm Reception to Follow About the Lecture Dr. Finlayson...
Heinrich Wölfli arriving in Jerusalem in 1520. (Heinrich Wölflis Reise nach Jerusalem 1520/1521. Edited by Hans Bloesch. Bern: Die Schweizer Bibliophilen Gesellschaft, 1929).

“Western Christian Pilgrims to the Holy Land” by Dr. Robert Schick

Western Christian Pilgrims to the Holy Land in the Early Ottoman Period Dr. Robert Shick Independent Scholar, Author, and Ongoing ACOR Publication Fellow Wednesday 19 March 2014 at 6:00pm Reception to Follow About the Lecture This talk will examine the varied...
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...

“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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