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Archaeologists to Report on Projects and Present Discoveries

ASOR Annual Meeting

San Antonio, TX, November 09, 2016 --( Archaeologists to Report on Projects and Present Discoveries – Featuring Keynote by 2016 TED Prize winner, Sarah Parcak

The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) Annual Meeting is the yearly gathering of ASOR's vibrant academic community. The conference attracts approximately 1,000 scholars and enthusiasts of the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world in the areas of history, archaeology, linguistics, geography, anthropology, and related fields. This year’s meeting will be held at the La Cantera Resort and Spa, giving attendees the opportunity to participate in over ninety academic sessions that cover a full range of chronological, geographical, and disciplinary fields in Near Eastern studies.

This year’s Plenary Address (Nov. 16th) by TED Senior Fellow and a National Geographic Explorer, Dr. Sarah Parcak, will focus on 21st century archaeology of the Near East and the technology, big data, and citizen science that goes with it.

Sessions and Workshops Include:
• Encoding Data for Digital Collaboration
• Archaeologists Engaging Global Challenges
• Gender in the Ancient Near East
• Career Options for ASOR Members: The Academy and Beyond
• Yerushalayim, Al Quds, Jerusalem: Recent Developments and Dilemmas in the Archaeological and Historical Studies from the Bronze Age to Medieval Periods

In addition to these and other academic sessions and workshops, the ASOR Annual Meeting is host to numerous business meetings and special events, such as the Initiative on the Status of Women’s Mentoring Meeting, a Junior Scholars’ Panel, and receptions hosted by ASOR’s overseas affiliates. The exhibit hall will feature booths from leading publishers and book distributors in the field, as well as analytical equipment suppliers and other learned societies.

Registration for the meeting and sessions is open to any interested person. A complete program of events, as well as registration information, may be found on the ASOR website:

Founded in 1900, ASOR is a non-profit, international organization whose mission is to initiate, encourage, and support research into, and public understanding of, the history and cultures of the Near East and wider Mediterranean, from the earliest times.
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