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Gazelles, Liminality, And Chalcolithic Ritual: A Case Study From Marj Rabba, Israel, Max Price, Yorke M. Rowan, Austin C. Hill, Morag M. Kersel Dec 2015

Gazelles, Liminality, And Chalcolithic Ritual: A Case Study From Marj Rabba, Israel, Max Price, Yorke M. Rowan, Austin C. Hill, Morag M. Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

Endangered today, gazelles were both economically and symbolically important to the peoples of the ancient Near East. In various contexts, the gazelle has represented liminality, death, and rebirth. Gazelles held special significance in the southern Levant, where archaeologists have documented cases, spanning 20,000 years, of ritual behavior involving gazelle body parts. What roles did gazelles play during the Chalcolithic (ca. 4500–3600 b.c.), a period of both decreased hunting and ritual intensification? In this article, we discuss a unique find of burned gazelle feet at the site of Marj Rabba (northern Israel). The feet were found within a ...


Forum: Storage Wars. Solving The Archaeological Curation Crisis?, Morag Kersel Dec 2014

Forum: Storage Wars. Solving The Archaeological Curation Crisis?, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

Whether sponsored by academic institutions, governments, international agencies, or private landowners, the results of archaeological investigations are the same: the production of knowledge and an accumulation of things. The material manifestations (artifacts and samples) and the accompanying daily notes, digital records, maps, photographs, and plans together comprise a comprehensive record of the past. Once these items have been amassed, they are deposited in dig houses, magazines, museums, repositories, storage containers, and sometimes in personal basements and garages to be held in perpetuity. Across the globe, storage (here implying curation and permanent care) is one of the most pressing issues facing ...


Civil Societies? Heritage Diplomacy And Neo-Imperialism., Morag Kersel, Christina Luke Dec 2014

Civil Societies? Heritage Diplomacy And Neo-Imperialism., Morag Kersel, Christina Luke

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


The “Land Of Conjecture:” New Late Prehistoric Discoveries At Maitland’S Mesa And Wisad Pools, Jordan, Yorke Rowan, Gary Rollefson, Alexander Wasse, Wael Abu-Azizeh, Austin Hill, Morag Kersel Dec 2014

The “Land Of Conjecture:” New Late Prehistoric Discoveries At Maitland’S Mesa And Wisad Pools, Jordan, Yorke Rowan, Gary Rollefson, Alexander Wasse, Wael Abu-Azizeh, Austin Hill, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

Major cultural transformations took place in the southern Levant during the late prehistoric periods (ca. late 7th–4th millennia B.C.). Agropastoralists expanded into areas previously only sparsely occupied and secondary animal products played an increasingly important economic role. In the arable parts of the southern Levant, the olive in particular became increasingly significant and may have played a part in expanded exchange contacts in the region. Technological expertise developed in craft production, and the volume and diversity of status goods increased, particularly in funerary contexts. Mortuary and other ritual practices became increasingly pronounced. General study syntheses, however, rarely include ...


Review Of D. Comer (Ed.) Tourism And Archaeological Heritage Management At Petra: Driver To Development Or Destruction?, Morag Kersel Dec 2014

Review Of D. Comer (Ed.) Tourism And Archaeological Heritage Management At Petra: Driver To Development Or Destruction?, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Fractured Oversight: The Abcs Of Cultural Heritage In Palestine After The Oslo Accords, Morag M. Kersel Dec 2014

Fractured Oversight: The Abcs Of Cultural Heritage In Palestine After The Oslo Accords, Morag M. Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

Palestine is a state in limbo—they lack full formal recognition as a sovereign land but possess a unique nation-state status that incorporates elements of a unified national consciousness and basic civil institutions albeit with limited autonomy. Palestine’s ambiguous political status is starkly illustrated by its convoluted territorial control, and nowhere is this more clearly attested than in the jurisdiction of archaeological sites and the display of artifacts in museums. The legislative colonial legacies of the Ottoman, the British Mandate, the Jordanians, the Egyptians, Israeli military orders, and the 1995 Oslo II Accords, which carved the Occupied Territories into ...


Junior Scholars Panel Discussion, Morag Kersel Nov 2014

Junior Scholars Panel Discussion, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Looters Raid Jordanian Crypts In Search Of Gold, Jewels And Artifacts, Morag Kersel Oct 2014

Looters Raid Jordanian Crypts In Search Of Gold, Jewels And Artifacts, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Drones: Archaeology's Newest Tool To Combat Looting, Paul Salopeck Apr 2014

Drones: Archaeology's Newest Tool To Combat Looting, Paul Salopeck

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Review Essay: Cultural Heritage Management: Power, Values And Identity, Ana Pereira Roders Dec 2013

Review Essay: Cultural Heritage Management: Power, Values And Identity, Ana Pereira Roders

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Landscapes Of The Dead: Aerial And Pedestrian Site Monitoring At Fifa, An Early Bronze Age Cemetery On The Dead Sea Plain, Jordan, Morag Kersel Dec 2013

Landscapes Of The Dead: Aerial And Pedestrian Site Monitoring At Fifa, An Early Bronze Age Cemetery On The Dead Sea Plain, Jordan, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Archaeologies Of Text: Archaeology, Technology, And Ethics, Matthew Rutz, Morag Kersel Dec 2013

Archaeologies Of Text: Archaeology, Technology, And Ethics, Matthew Rutz, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


A Life With Stone: Gary Rollefson And The Archaeology Of Jordan, Morag Kersel Dec 2013

A Life With Stone: Gary Rollefson And The Archaeology Of Jordan, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Review Of Us Cultural Diplomacy And Archaeology Soft Power, Hard Heritage, Ignacio Rodríguez Temiño Dec 2013

Review Of Us Cultural Diplomacy And Archaeology Soft Power, Hard Heritage, Ignacio Rodríguez Temiño

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


The Lure Of The Artefact? The Effects Of Acquiring Eastern Mediterranean Material Culture, Morag Kersel Dec 2013

The Lure Of The Artefact? The Effects Of Acquiring Eastern Mediterranean Material Culture, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Ground Penetrating Radar Investigations At Marj Rabba, A Chalcolithic Site In Lower Galilee, Israel, Thomas Urban, Yorke Rowan, Morag Kersel Dec 2013

Ground Penetrating Radar Investigations At Marj Rabba, A Chalcolithic Site In Lower Galilee, Israel, Thomas Urban, Yorke Rowan, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


New Perspectives On The Chalcolithic Period In The Galilee: Investigations At The Site Of Marj Rabba, Yorke M. Rowan, Morag M. Kersel Dec 2013

New Perspectives On The Chalcolithic Period In The Galilee: Investigations At The Site Of Marj Rabba, Yorke M. Rowan, Morag M. Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Introduction, Morag M. Kersel, Matthew T. Ruzt Dec 2013

Introduction, Morag M. Kersel, Matthew T. Ruzt

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Wikileaks, Texts, And Archaeology: The Case Of The Schøyen Incantation Bowls, Neil J. Brodie, Morag M. Kersel Dec 2013

Wikileaks, Texts, And Archaeology: The Case Of The Schøyen Incantation Bowls, Neil J. Brodie, Morag M. Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Editorial Introduction: Dark Tourism: Reconciliation Or Rubbernecking?, Morag M. Kersel Dec 2013

Editorial Introduction: Dark Tourism: Reconciliation Or Rubbernecking?, Morag M. Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Animal Management Strategies During The Chalcolithic In The Lower Galilee: New Data From Marj Rabba, Max Price, Mike Buckley, Morag M. Kersel, Yorke M. Rowan Dec 2013

Animal Management Strategies During The Chalcolithic In The Lower Galilee: New Data From Marj Rabba, Max Price, Mike Buckley, Morag M. Kersel, Yorke M. Rowan

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Ten Years After Iraq: Archaeology, Archaeologists, And U.S. Foreign Relations, Morag Kersel, Christina Luke May 2013

Ten Years After Iraq: Archaeology, Archaeologists, And U.S. Foreign Relations, Morag Kersel, Christina Luke

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Editorial Introduction: Heritagescapes Of Development: Boundaries And Communities, Christina Luke, Morag Kersel Dec 2012

Editorial Introduction: Heritagescapes Of Development: Boundaries And Communities, Christina Luke, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


U.S. Cultural Diplomacy And Archaeology: Soft Power, Hard Heritage, Christina Luke, Morag Kersel Dec 2012

U.S. Cultural Diplomacy And Archaeology: Soft Power, Hard Heritage, Christina Luke, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Podcast With Morag M. Kersel, Morag Kersel Dec 2012

Podcast With Morag M. Kersel, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Vandalism, Morag Kersel Dec 2012

Vandalism, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Looting Matters. Early Bronze Age Cemeteries Of Jordan’S Southeast Dead Sea Plain In The Past And Present, Morag M. Kersel, Meredith S. Chesson Dec 2012

Looting Matters. Early Bronze Age Cemeteries Of Jordan’S Southeast Dead Sea Plain In The Past And Present, Morag M. Kersel, Meredith S. Chesson

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Editorial Introduction: Innocents Abroad: Cavalier Collecting At Heritage Sites, Morag Kersel, Christina Luke Dec 2012

Editorial Introduction: Innocents Abroad: Cavalier Collecting At Heritage Sites, Morag Kersel, Christina Luke

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Illicit Antiquities Trade, Morag Kersel Dec 2012

Illicit Antiquities Trade, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.


Looting, Morag Kersel Dec 2012

Looting, Morag Kersel

Morag M. Kersel

No abstract provided.