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Abdoun Community Archaeology Project Volunteer Announcement

July 3, 2022; updated 13 July, 2023 Update Please see the Abdoun Community Archaeology Project page for the latest updates about the project and for information about how to apply to participate. Introduction The American Center of Research, in partnership with the Department of Antiquities (DoA), invites all those interested in participating in the preservation […]

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(Online & In-person Lecture) “Geology and Fossils from Jordan” by Abdalla Abu Hamad and Ikhlas Alhejoj—8 May 2023

Monday, May 8, 2023Location: ACOR (Amman, Jordan; GMT + 3) and Zoom6:00 p.m. (Amman) This lecture will shed light on Jordan’s geology, including the different lithofacies (observable components) of exposed rock sequences and the ages of these rocks. Moreover, it will look at some economically important deposits. Theories of the Jordan rift formation will be

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The Aphrodite-al‘Uzza Conservation Collaborative—2 May 2023

Posted 26 April 2023 Tuesday, 2 May 2023, 9:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (UTC +3)In person and online (with live Arabic translation)American Center of Research, Seminar RoomAmman, Jordan Archaeological excavations by the Petra North Ridge Project unexpectedly discovered two marble statues of Aphrodite at the ancient Nabataean capital prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Found amidst 4th-century AD domestic debris, both sculptures

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Title VI Educator Fellowship Call for Application

November 15, 2022 The American Center of Research is currently seeking applications for three one-month remote fellowships for faculty members and administrators teaching at community colleges and/or minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Fields of study include but are not limited to all areas of the humanities, anthropology, archaeology, and women’s studies. Topics should contribute to scholarship in

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Success of the First Cohort of the Abdoun Community Archaeology Project

November 14, 2022 We are proud to announce the completion and success of the first cohort of the Abdoun Community Archaeology Project. In 2021, the American Center of Research and the Jordanian Department of Antiquities partnered together to create a new community archaeology program: the Abdoun Community Archaeology Project. The project managed to involve 24

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(Online Lecture) Digital Archives: Preservation, Accessibility, and Future Directions

October 26, 2022 The American Center of Research proudly presents: Tuesday, November 8, 2022Location: Zoom WebinarTime: 7:00–8:00 pm (Amman) In our world today, any material management project, whether it is for documents, photos, heritage items, or sites, needs to include digitization as a fundamental means to achieve an effective and secure electronic record system. This

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Book Launch of “Unique and Outstanding: Jordan’s World Heritage Sites”

October 25, 2022 On Monday, October 24, 2022, the launch and signing ceremony of HRH Princess Dana Firas’ book “Unique and Outstanding: Jordan’s World Heritage Sites” took place at the Cultural Hub – Bayt Yaish in Jabal al-Weibdeh. This publication seeks to illustrate the rich diversity of Jordan’s cultural heritage sites, including those that have

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Obituary: Burton MacDonald

September 13, 1939 – October 20, 2022 Burton MacDonald, a longtime supporter of the American Center of Research, died on October 20th after complications evolving from his over a year-long battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Dr. MacDonald and his wife, Dr. Rosemarie Sampson, funded their fellowship, “MacDonald and Sampson Fellowship,” at the American Center in 2004 to

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