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Blog contributions from ACOR Fellows and invited contributors.

Pauline Piraud-Fournet: Temple of the Winged Lions Publication Fellow, Spring-Summer 2019

Pauline Piraud-Fournet is an archaeologist and architect, and the recent recipient of a new 6 month Fellowship from ACOR in 2019: the Temple of the Winged Lions (TWL) Publication Fellowship. As part of this Fellowship,...

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...

Heritage in Stone—Assessing the Geologic Stability of Jordan’s Rock Art

  Driving north from Azraq on Jordan’s Highway 5 and turning off onto a dirt track that gradually approaches the region’s looming volcanic mountains, one eventually comes to Wadi Hassan, a picturesque desert watercourse dotted with...

Josephine Chaet, ACOR-CAORC Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Summer / Fall 2019

Josephine Chaet is a doctoral candidate in the anthropology department at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and an ACOR-CAORC pre-doctoral fellow for the summer and fall of 2019. Prior to her current fellowship...
View of the Temple of the Winged Lions site within Petra. Since its inception, a major goal of the TWLCRM Initiative has been the stabilization of the temple complex’s southwest quadrant, particularly the large exposed rubble section (visible behind the arches near the bottom of the photo) that is in danger of collapse. Photo by Giuseppe Delmonaco.

ACOR Insights: April 2016

ACOR Insights: April 2016 New Insights into Petra's Temple of the Winged Lions An update on the progress of restoration and site management efforts at ACOR's flagship archaeology project in Petra, the Temple of the Winged Lions. The...
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The Petra Papyri: A city’s diary from the 6th century CE (Lecture in Arabic)

To see other ACOR lectures in English, please click here. (يوم الثلاثاء 24 أيلول 2019 الساعة 6 مساءً في المركز الأمريكي للأبحاث الشرقية (أكور برديات بترا: ذاكرة المدينة و أهلها في القرن السادس الميلادي في عام 1993 اكتُشف...
SCHEP Launches “Site Steward” Program

ACOR Insights: September 2015

ACOR Insights: September 2015 Jordan’s Cultural Caretakers — SCHEP Launches “Site Steward” Program In July 2015, ACOR hosted a workshop as part of SCHEP’s new “site steward” program, which empowers local community members to care for and preserve...

Between Past and Present at Bir Madhkur

Archaeologist and recent ACOR-CAORC Fellow Andrew M. Smith II writes below about his ongoing research at the important Nabataean-Roman site of Bir Madhkur in Jordan's Wadi Araba and how USAID SCHEP has been supporting efforts...

The Levantine Early Bronze Age — An ACOR Video Lecture by Dr. Suzanne Richard

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, adapted from the September 2016 ACOR...
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The Internet and Social Media in Jordan’s Information Age—An ACOR Video Lecture

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 September 2017...
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