Suzanne Richard, 2015–2016 CAORC Post Doctoral Fellow

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Photo (left) taken at Khirbet Iskander in 2010, courtesy of Suzanne Richard.

Dr. Suzanne Richard is an ACOR-CAORC post-doctoral fellow in residence at ACOR in the summer and autumn of 2016. A distinguished professor of history and archaeology at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, she has been working in Jordan for more than thirty years. A leading expert in the archaeology and history of the Early Bronze Age (ca. 3600-1950 BCE) in the southern Levant, her research concentrates on excavations at the site of Khirbat Iskandar, an extremely important site that may have been occupied throughout the Early Bronze AgeSuzanne Richard’s fellowship at ACOR will enable her to complete the writing and final preparation of Archaeological Expedition to Khirbat Iskandar and its Environs: the Final Report on the Area B Early Bronze IV Settlements and the Regional Survey, Vol. 2. During her fellowship she is drawing on resources in the ACOR Library and is also examining materials stored by the Jordanian Department of Antiquities to verify the accuracy of the finds database of the Khirbat Iskandar Expedition prior to publication.

Her current efforts represent a continuation of work begun during a previous ACOR-CAORC fellowship in 2008, which resulted in the publication in 2010 of Archaeological Expedition to Khirbat Iskandar and its Environs: Final Report on the Early Bronze IV ‘Gateway’ and Cemeteries, Vol. 1, a publication that received an award for best book in archaeology that year from the Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR).

Suzanne Richard directs the Collins Institute for Archaeological Research and has recently founded a museum, the Archaeology Museum Gallery at Gannon. She is also co-director of the Madaba Regional Archaeological Museum Project (MRAMP). She has a B.A. from Gannon University and a Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University.

To learn more visit Dr. Richard’s faculty web page and read her recent articles in the blog of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR):

Surviving Collapse: Khirbat Iskandar, Jordan in the EB IV Period (2013)

A Different Sort of Community Outreach in Jordan—Building a Museum: the MRAMP Project (2016)


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