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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Exciting digital projects in Archaeology and Ancient History (ASOR 2013)

Every year, during the week before Thanksgiving, hundreds of scholars of archaeology and ancient history gather together to share their work and explore new projects and ideas at the Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR). This year, attending as a Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC) scholar, I … Continue reading »

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A review of Animal Archaeologists’ contributions in 2013

Jarret A. Lobell writes for Archaeology Magazine online a review of the contributions “Critter Diggers” have made to the field in 2013. Check out the post at    

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Review of the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World App for iPad2+

The Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, in its initial print edition (2000), was a groundbreaking collection of colored and detailed maps of the entire Greco-Roman world “from the British Isles to the Indian subcontinent and deep into North Africa” ( Its contribution to scholarship is difficult to over-emphasize, since it treats comprehensively … Continue reading »

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Oxford University and the Vatican partner to publish ancient texts online

Oxford University announced last Tuesday that it is partnering with the Vatican to “make some of the world’s most important Bibles and biblical texts available online.” This massive digitization project includes collections at Bodleian Libraries and the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV) . Read more about this project and see the texts so far digitized at

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National Geographic partners with Google Maps to make historic maps publicly available

Google announced on Friday that National Geographic will be participating in an effort to make over 500 historic maps available as a layer on Google Maps. As Darrell Etherington writes for, more than 500 reference and historic maps will be available to browse as an additional layer on Google Maps  as part of National Geographic’s participation in Google’s … Continue reading »

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New Study Tool: Powerpoint Flashcards for Rome Prehistory to Late Republic

The definitions for these terms were composed collaboratively by Pamela Koulianos, Sarah Wenner, Carl “CJ” Rice, Kathy Gleditsch and Jayd Lewis as preparation for a Midterm Examination in a course on the History of Rome. 

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A Magic Carpet ride to a Whole New World…Petra! Part I

Alright- so I am no Aladdin, and it’s not really a magic carpet. But its the closest thing. Today in particular I felt an incredible amount of nostalgia for my true office: Petra. And I thought, the only way you could understand how I feel is to guide you through the city itself through pictures … Continue reading »

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Supplying the Roman Legion at Aila

This paper was presented by Tiffany Key at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research as part of the session, “Archaeology of Classical Periods,” chaired by Elise A. Friedland (George Washington University). In a 2003 article entitled “Supplying the Roman Army on the Arabian Frontier,” S. Thomas Parker compared the material evidence from … Continue reading »

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The Rolling Stones at Stonehenge?

As Meredith Bennett-Smith writes for Huffington Post Science, Archaeologists and Geologists from several UK universities claim to have found the source of the Stonehenge Stones.  The location of the source, approximately 100 miles away from the current site, could imply that the ancient builders had to move the large stones using some feat of engineering. Take a … Continue reading »

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From Kiln to Table: ‘Ayn Gharandal & the Late Roman Ceramics Trade in Southern Jordan (ASOR 2013)

North Carolina State University graduate students and A&P contributors Tiffany Key and Pamela Koulianos presented their poster, “From Kiln to Table: ‘Ayn Gharandal & the Late Roman Ceramics Trade in Southern Jordan” during the 2013 American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) Annual Meeting in Baltimore. Check out the poster below:  

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