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Øystein LaBianca receives W. F. Albright Award

The W. F. Albright Award. This award honors an individual who has shown special support or made outstanding service contributions to one of the overseas centers, ACOR, AIAR, CAARI, or to one of the overseas committees – the Baghdad Committee and the Damascus Committee. (This award is given when such an individual is identified.) ACOR: Awarded […]

Century-old cooking pot tells of mediaeval “kitchen culture” in Levant

AMMAN — A cooking pot excavated in 2018 at Tell Hisban, near Madaba, was one of the main topics of a webinar held on Thursday, titled “Kitchen culture in 13th-century Syria: Archaeological and botanical perspectives on dietary choices, garbage disposal, and health”.   The webinar, organised by Bonn University, gathered archaeologists and historians specialised in the […]

NEIGHBORS JOINING THE JORDANIAN DIG

Øystein LaBianca, professor of anthropology and associate director of the Institute of Archaeology at Andrews University, has spent most of the last 50 summers digging for the past at archaeological sites in Jordan. Recently his efforts have led to more and more community engagement, as the local people near the Tall Hisban dig become more […]

Norwegian scholar draws parallel between archaeological sites and botanical gardens

AMMAN — Community archaeology is about archaeologists adopting a new mindset — one that takes into account the maintenance and safety challenges that ensue as archaeologists excavate and expose walls and installations from past civilizations to the open air, according to a Norwegian scholar. Source: Norwegian scholar draws parallel between archaeological sites and botanical gardens

Andrews University- 50th Anniversary of Madaba Plains Project

2017–18 marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Heshbon Expedition to Jordan, the forerunner of the Madaba Plains Project (MPP), an archaeological project at three locations in Jordan: Tall Hisban, Tall al-Umairy and Tall Jalul. The leaders of the first team to attempt the expedition were Siegfried Horn of Andrews University, Roger Boraas […]

Adventist Review Online | The Heshbon Excavation

Longtime readers of this magazine will likely remember a series of articles reporting on the discoveries of the Andrews University-led archaeological expeditions to biblical Heshbon in Jordan from 1967 to 1976. Written by Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary professors Siegfried H. Horn and Lawrence T. Geraty, these articles covered not only discoveries illuminating biblical history but also […]

Adventist Review Online | Adventist University Celebrates 50 Years of Excavations in Jordan

The 2017–18 season marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Heshbon Expedition to Jordan, the forerunner of the Madaba Plains Project (MPP). Andrews University, a Seventh-day Adventist school in Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States, was one of the first in taking part in those archaeological excavation projects at three Jordan locations—Tall Hisban, Tall […]

ASOR Blog- 2014 Madaba Plains Project at Tell Hisban in Jordan

This summer, I was able to join the Madaba Plains Project at Tell Hisban in Jordan, thanks in no small part to the ASOR fellowship that helped fund my trip. This season at Tell Hisban, I was invited to join the team as a Field Supervisor over Field O, part of the Mamluk village on […]

Projected museum in Madaba to ‘conserve, protect Jordan’s past’

AMMAN — Extensive archaeological sites, including the world-famous mosaic in Madaba, have long made central Jordan a source of fascination and study for experts and tourists from around the world, but experts have grappled with how best to preserve the finds, while also making them accessible to all. Source: Projected museum in Madaba to ‘conserve, […]

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