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We are completely delighted to announce that Martha Sharp Joukowsky's book, "Petra Great Temple, Volume III", is now available from Oxbow Books. We've just received a few advance copies in the mail, and they are glorious -- 598 pages filled with photos, drawings, stories, and analysis. The book, like Martha herself, is a wonder.

http://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/petra-great-temple-volume-3.html
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The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, is now available online, featuring stories on the successful completion of a record-breaking SIX Joukowsky Institute students’ doctorates (and one master’s degree), and students’ perspectives on a Brown University Office of Global Engagement-sponsored class trip to Barcelona and Empúries, as well as Peter van Dommelen's thoughts on several significant developments at the Joukowsky Institute over the past year.

Special thanks to all who helped with writing and editing the stories, and contributed pictures -- especially the students of ARCH 1155!
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Class is in session!  "Archaeology's Dirty Little Secrets," Sue Alcock's FREE online archaeology course, is now up and running.  It's not too late to join in. New and improved views of Sue's incredibly messy office! More thoughts on whether an apple is an artifact! And there may possibly even be photos of Paxil the archaeology dog wearing a pith helmet... Sign up now! And tell your friends!

https://www.coursera.org/course/secrets
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The Joukowsky Institute announces a competition for accessible and engaging articles that showcase any aspect of archaeology of potential interest to a wide readership.  We offer a prize of $5,000 to the winner.

The deadline is September 1, 2014. Details and rules are on our website.

Please share widely!

http://brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/publications/archforthepeople/
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Emily Booker, Samuel Crenshaw, and Samantha Lash have accepted Brown University's offer of admission to the doctoral program in Archaeology for Fall 2013.  Welcome to JIAAW, Emily, Sam, and Sam!
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Congratulations to Dr. Leppard! Thomas P. Leppard successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "The Logics of Island Life: The Archaeology of Movement, Distance, and Settlement in the Neolithic Aegean and Ceramic Age Lesser Antilles," on Monday, April 1st.
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“Combating Crisis: New Responses to Cultural Heritage Preservation in the Middle East” is a year-long discussion on the destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East, sponsored by the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, and the Department of Anthropology. This series will include multiple guest lectures, a focused day-long workshop, and a screening of a new documentary about archaeological heritage destruction in Syria.

http://brown.edu/go/combatingcrisis
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We've just received our first copies of "Archaeologies of Text: Archaeology, Technology, and Ethics," edited by Matthew T. Rutz and Morag Kersel. They're beautiful!

Available now from Oxbow Books (http://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/archaeologies-of-text.html) and Casemate Academic (http://www.oxbowbooks.com/dbbc/archaeologies-of-text.html).
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The deadline for Archaeology for the People less than two weeks away! But that's still plenty of time to submit your entry for our accessible archaeological writing competition -- and potentially win $5,000. The full rules are online, at http://brown.edu/Departments/Joukowsky_Institute/publications/archforthepeople
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Letters of T.E,LAWRENCE.
Ch.Archaeology/to a friend.Feb 28[1914]
Hotel D'Angleterre Damas,Syrie.
"Petra is the most wonderful place in the world,not for the sake of its ruins,which are quite a secondary affair,but for the color of its rocks,all red and black and grey with streaks of green and blue, in little wriggly lines . . . and for the shape of its cliffs and crags and pinnacles,and for the wonderful gorge it has,always running deep in spring water,full of oleanders,and ivy and ferns,and only just wide enough for a camel at a time,and a couple of miles long.But I have read hosts of most beautifully written accounts of it,and they give one no idea of it at all . . . and I am sure I cannot write nearly as nicely as they have . . . so you will never know what Petra is like,unless you come out here . . . Only be assured that till you have seen it you have not the glimmering of an idea how beautiful  a place can be.
 I came up here on the Hedjaz line, after arresting three police-men at Maan, and marching them disarmed through the streets to the Serail,while my camels which they had arrested, escaped.
But that labour requires a letter of itself.
Au Revoir.                         L.                                           
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The latest issue of "Inventory", the newsletter of the Joukowsky Institute, is now available online, with stories on the "Joukowsky Institute Publications" (JIP) series, International Archaeology Day, a new field project in Sardinia, using RTI to reveal a relief on an Old Kingdom block, and our competition for accessible archaeological writing, “Archaeology for the People”: 
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Congratulations to Dr. Knodell! Alex R. Knodell successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "Small World Networks and Mediterranean Dynamics in the Euboean Gulf: An Archaeology of Complexity in Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Greece," on Monday, April 15th.
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JIAAW calls for abstracts for "Ancient Pyrotechnology: Materials Science Investigations into Archaeomaterials," a graduate symposium to be held in Fall 2013:
This symposium on ancient pyrotechnology will explore the multitude of materials science investigations into archaeomaterials. By moving away from the ideals of stylistic typologies and evaluating mat...
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The Joukowsky Institute promotes the investigation, understanding, and enjoyment of the archaeology and art of the ancient Mediterranean, Egypt, and the Near East. The goal of the Institute is to foster an interdisciplinary community of all individuals interested in the ancient world, and with archaeologists of all parts of the globe, through active fieldwork projects, graduate and undergraduate programs, and public outreach activities.
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The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World is dedicated to the academic study and public promotion of the archaeology and art of the ancient Mediterranean, Egypt, and the Near East (the latter broadly construed as extending from Anatolia and the Levant to the Caucasus); our principal research interests lie in the complex societies of the pre-modern era.

Although the core efforts of the Joukowsky Institute are archaeological in nature and are located within this broadly defined zone, close ties with all individuals interested in the ancient world, and with archaeologists of all parts of the globe, are welcome and actively encouraged. Joukowsky Institute faculty and students are from a wide range of countries and backgrounds -- and Brown University's fieldwork and research in archaeology and the ancient world reflects and builds on that multiplicity of perspectives.

The goal of the Institute is to foster an interdisciplinary community of interest in the archaeology of the ancient world, and in the discipline of archaeology more generally. Its mandate is to promote research, fieldwork, teaching, and public outreach, with the Institute’s associated faculty, students, and facilities serving as a hub for this activity.

Established in 2004 ("Brown establishes Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World"), the Joukowsky Institute incorporates and amplifies the activities of Brown’s former Center for Old World Archaeology and Art. Susan E. Alcock became the Institute's first Director in January 2006, and was succeeded by Peter van Dommelen in July 2015.