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  • Animal Lives at Petra
    by ACOR on November 15, 2022 at 10:08 am

    by Kathryn Grossman I have been in Jordan for two months now, and Tom Parker’s presence is everywhere—in my work, in conversations with colleagues, on the stiff breeze at Petra. Despite twenty years in Near Eastern archaeology, this is my first time working in Jordan; I had just imagined he would be here when I… Read more The post Animal Lives at Petra appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • Traversing the Landscape
    by ACOR on September 30, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    by Amy Karoll I am currently a visiting professor in the Writings Program at New York University-Abu Dhabi and was an NEH Postdoctoral Fellow at the American Center of Research from March to August 2021. I arrived at the American Center in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic and fresh from receiving my doctorate in… Read more The post Traversing the Landscape appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • Analyzing Petra’s Small Finds
    by ACOR on August 24, 2022 at 12:13 am

    by McClean Pink I am a master’s student in the Anthropology Department at East Carolina University. Throughout the months of June and July 2022, I held a Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship at the American Center of Research in Amman and, while resident there, used their resources to complete the data collection for my master’s… Read more The post Analyzing Petra’s Small Finds appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • Jordanian Women and the Digital Economy During COVID-19
    by ACOR on June 21, 2022 at 1:24 pm

    by Allison J. Anderson Jordan’s low female labor force participation rate has long confounded policymakers, researchers, and activists. Despite achieving progress on several determinants of female labor force participation over the last decade, including increasing levels of female educational attainment, higher ages of marriage, and lower rates of fertility, less than 15 percent of women are… Read more The post Jordanian Women and the Digital Economy During COVID-19 appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

  • Ammonite Kings and Gods in Stone: Reading the Iconography in Its Broader Near Eastern Context
    by ACOR on May 10, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    by Joel S. Burnett A visit to the Jordan Archaeological Museum on the Amman Citadel or the Jordan Museum in Ras al-Ayn brings you up close with multiple examples of stone statuary from Iron Age Amman (ca. 1150–550 BCE). These impressive sculptures include miniature statues of standing anthropomorphic figures and life-size and nearly life-size sculpted… Read more The post Ammonite Kings and Gods in Stone: Reading the Iconography in Its Broader Near Eastern Context appeared first on ACOR Jordan.

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