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Community-Based Archaeology — An ACOR Video Lecture by the USAID SCHEP Initiative

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 April 2017 public...
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Discovery in Bayt Ras

ACOR is proud to share with you one of the newest discoveries in Jordan, a spectacular tomb in Bayt Ras. Tremendous work was done by USAID SCHEP and their consortium of international and local partners....

From the Ground Up: Community Engagement in Rock Art Management in Wadi Rum

Public Lecture Announcement: About the Lecture: As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wadi Rum is a prime tourist destination, home to thousands of rock inscriptions and petroglyphs—many of which are actually in grave danger of decay. This...

“Jordan: Sustainability at the Margins” | Looking back at the 2020 ACOR-CAORC Faculty Development...

  In January 2020, ACOR kicked off the new decade in the company of twelve faculty members visiting Jordan from the U.S. They were joining us for just over two weeks through a program put on...

ACOR Internship Program Helps Build Future Professionals

During the 2016 fall semester, ACOR welcomed six American undergraduate interns.  They have contributed in various ways to our mission and to our community here in Amman—from increasing ACOR’s social media presence to assisting research...

Experiential Tourism in Petra – a USAID SCHEP public lecture on Tuesday April 11,...

Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. "Experiential Tourism in Petra" a lecture by ACOR Associated Director Dr. Glenn G. Corbett About the lecture: The Temple of the Winged Lions lies in Petra’s “Sacred Quarter” across from the...

What Lies Beneath—New Insights into Petra’s Temple of the Winged Lions

Rarely when archaeologists excavate do they set out to find nothing. But this was exactly the goal of the TWLCRM Initiative when the team recently began digging several small test trenches at the site. Our...

Jordan’s Cultural Caretakers — SCHEP Launches “Site Steward” Program

Before joining ACOR’s Temple of the Winged Lions (TWL) project, Ahmad Mowasa thought little of the impressive ruins that surround his village of Umm Seyhoun near Petra. “Before, I did not care. I sold objects...

Why Umm el-Jimal Should Be Included in Tourism Packages and Itineraries

ACOR and USAID SCHEP PUBLIC LECTURE ANNOUNCEMENT "Why Umm el-Jimal Should Be Included in Tourism Packages and Itineraries" Dr. Bert de Vries, Calvin University (Note new date) Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 6:00 pm Reception to Follow at ACOR About...

Introducing SCHEP: Sustainable Cultural Heritage through Engagement of Local Communities Project

In November 2014, ACOR signed on to implement a USAID-funded initiative called Sustainable Cultural Heritage through Engagement of Local Communities Project (“SCHEP”). This four-year pilot project seeks to build a positive mutual engagement between archaeological...
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