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General interest about ACOR facility in Amman

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 to stone tools and the stories that they can tell us about our prehistoric ancestors; from subsistence strategies to …

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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 fellows and supporting the USAID SCHEP project.  Each intern is a study abroad student with either the Council on International …

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ASOR Albright Award given to ACOR Librarian

ACOR Library Director Carmen Ayoubi was awarded the W.F. Albright Service Award on 18 November 2016 during the 2016 ASOR annual meetings in San Antonio, Texas. ACOR Trustee Dr. Bert de Vries and ACOR Director Dr. Barbara A. Porter received the award on behalf of Mrs. Ayoubi. The award was formally presented to Mrs. Ayoubi …

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Why I Support ACOR – A Message from the ACOR Board President

Randolph (Randy) B. Old is the ACOR Board President. His essay below on what ACOR and Jordan have meant to him was originally published in the ACOR Newsletter 27.2 (Winter 2015). If you have stories to share about how ACOR has impacted your life, please let us know. In the early 1970s, when oil prices …

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Funding Awarded for the ACOR Library Photographic Archive

ACOR is delighted to announce that it recently received new funding from the U.S. Department of Education through the competitive American Overseas Research Centers grant program.  The new grant will support the ACOR Library Photographic Archive with an award of $260,000 that will be dispersed over a four-year period.  ACOR Associate Director Dr. Glenn Corbett …

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Mohammed “Abu Ahmed” Adawi awarded the ASOR Albright Service Award

ACOR Chef Mohammed Adawi was recognized for his long service to ACOR and given the Albright Service Award in Amman in a special ceremony. This award was announced during the annual American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) conference in Atlanta, Georgia in November 2015. The W. F. Albright Award honors individuals who have made outstanding …

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The Photographs of Amman Artist Bashar Tabbah

A refurbished railway car from the Hijaz Railway, photographed amid the desert scenery of Wadi Ramm In January 2016, the mastheads of ACOR’s website and blog were updated to feature a new series of evocative images of Jordan’s varied natural and archaeological landscape. These stunning images were taken by photographer Bashar Tabbah, a friend and, …

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New Compression Shelving

Transforming the ACOR Library, thanks to special donations from the Roger S. Boraas Library Support Fund, other donors, and ACOR team work! Thanks to donors, this year ACOR was able to realize a long-held dream to improve our Library by installing movable compression shelving in the Lower Library. In 2006 Roger S. Boraas,[*] one of …

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The Distinguished Career of ACOR Chef Mohammed Adawi

Chef Mohammed Adawi received the W.F. Albright Service Award from Director Dr. Barbara A. Porter on 6 December 2015 in a ceremony at ACOR. The award recognizes his long and outstanding service to ACOR. Photo by S. Harpending. Since ACOR’s founding in 1968, Chef Mohammed (Abu Ahmed) Adawi has been preparing meals for ACOR fellows, …

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