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Founded in 1900, ASOR is dedicated to the archaeology of the Near East. ASOR's mission is to initiate, encourage and support research into, and public understanding of, the peoples and cultures of the Near East from the earliest times.

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Archaeology of Difference


To determine "the archaeology of difference" the studies in this volume draw on textual and material culture. What distinguishes an individual or a group in ancient society? How do issues of gender, ethnicity, social stratification and the view of the 'other' impact individuals, groups, and societal attitudes?





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9780897570701 | Published: 2005
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ASOR Annual 59


Part I presents the results from the 2001 research project combining surface surveys and limited test excavations at eight Early Bronze Age settlement sites on the Kerak Plateau. Part II is the editio princeps of two early alphabetic inscriptions discovered along the Farshut Road, Egypt.





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9780897570718 | Published: 2005
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The Ayl to Ras an-Naqab Archaeological Survey, Southern Jordan 2005-2007


Although segments of the Ayl to Ras an-Naqab territory have been investigated for the past one hundred years, this is the first comprehensive and systematic survey of the area. Two volumes, with DVD.





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9780897570855 | Published: 2012
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The Babylonian Entitlement Narus


In this investigation into the form, function and historical significance of the Babylonian Entitlement Narus (steles), the author sheds new light on one of antiquity's most mysterious and elusive classes of artefact – kudurrus.





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9780897570602 | Published: 2003
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Crossroads and Boundaries


This research has focused on how successive rural populations in the Malloura valley have adapted to local environmental changes and shifting political tides in the region, and how this adaptation is reflected in the archaeological, historical, and ethnographic record recovered by the project and reported in this volume.





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9780897570862 | Published: 2012
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Cyprus and the Balance of Empires


Between 491 and 1191 AD, Cyprus was influenced by various political and cultural centres that vied for dominance in the Eastern Mediterranean. This collection of essays primarily focuses on the island's archaeology when it was governed by the Byzantine capital of Constantinople.





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9780897570732 | Published: 2014
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Desire, Discord and Death


The three essays presented in this volume reveal the symbolic complexity and poetic visions of ancient Near Eastern mythology. The author explores the interrelated themes of erotic desire, divine conflict, and death's realm in selected ancient Mesopotamian and Egyptian mythological narratives using contemporary methods of literary analysis.





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9780897570558 | Published: 2001
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9780897570565 | Published: 2001
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Engendering Aphrodite


The papers in this volume focus on issues of gender and society in ancient Cyprus from the Neolithic to Roman periods. The introduction of gender as a focal point in archaeological research will continue to advance the discipline by contributing vital new approaches to the social interactions of the island’s rich and dynamic past.





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9780897570596 | Published: 2002
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Humayma Excavation Project, 1


Humayma was the only significant settlement in the Hisma. Founded by a Nabataean king in the late first century B.C., the site flourished for 750 years as a Nabataean, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic settlement. In 25 years of survey and excavation, the author has recovered unique architectural and artifactual remains of these cultures.





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9780897570831 | Published: 2010
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Humayma Excavation Project, 2


This volume reports on a Nabataean campground, which provides unique testimony to the flexible character of Nabataean settlement design, and provides detailed information on the Nabataean necropolis, which shows parallels with those at both Petra and Hegra.




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9780897570374 | Published: 2014
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