Lithics and Learning—Communities of Practice at Kharaneh IV

An ACOR Blog article by recent ACOR fellow Felicia De Peña on her research into stone tool making and experimental archaeology. Felicia was awarded the Kenneth W. Russell Fellowship (2017-2018).   For years, I have been drawn...

The ACOR Hostel—A Home Away from Home for Curious Travelers to Jordan

For almost 50 years, ACOR has provided a safe space for curious travelers. Still, it is not common knowledge that our research center has hostel facilities where researchers and interested parties can have a residence...

Remembering Wendy Botham – A Life that Lit Up Petra

Wendy Botham, a friend of ACOR and a dynamic presence in the Wadi Musa community near the Petra Archaeological Park, passed away on 25 September 2014 in Amman. Originally from Texas, she came to Jordan...

ACOR Profile:  Journalist Saeb Rawashdeh

ACOR Profile:  Journalist Saeb Rawashdeh Saeb Rawashdeh is a journalist and style editor for The Jordan Times newspaper. He is a familiar face at ACOR, where he is often to be found working on his writing...

Albright Award given to HRH Prince Raad bin Zeid

The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) awarded the W.F. Albright Service Award to His Royal Highness Prince Raad bin Zeid during the recent ASOR annual meetings in Boston, Massachusetts in November 2017. Prince Raad and...

ASOR Albright Award given to ACOR Librarian

ACOR Library Director Carmen Ayoubi was awarded the W.F. Albright Service Award on 18 November 2016 during the 2016 ASOR annual meetings in San Antonio, Texas. ACOR Trustee Dr. Bert de Vries and ACOR Director...

Umm Al-Biyara: Petra’s Not-So-Hidden Jewel

Petra has many things to offer visitors who come to explore its dramatic tomb facades and the many ancient temples and buildings situated along the city’s main colonnaded thoroughfare. Petra’s beauty and grandeur, however, can...

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...

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...

Steve Meyer, Project Archivist at ACOR, Fall 2017

Steve Meyer is the Project Archivist for ACOR’s Photo Archive Project. He arrived in Jordan at the end of August 2017 and will be working in the ACOR Library through much of 2018 as part...

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