By: Megan Perry
Thomas (Tom) Parker, renowned archaeologist of Roman Jordan, passed away suddenly on September 12, 2021 in Raleigh, North Carolina at the age of 71. Tom had a long research career in Jordan, where he directed the Limes Arabicus and Roman Aqaba Projects and co-directed the Petra North Ridge Project.
By: BAS Staff
BAR Editor Glenn J. Corbett interviewed three leading scholars Eric H. Cline, Melissa Cradic, and Jodi Magness of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In their conversation, they discuss the importance of public scholarship, new efforts to reach broader audiences, and the critical role BAR plays in bridging the gap between scholars and a public eager to know more.
By: Nathan Steinmeyer
New Kingdom Egypt’s copper likely originated in the Arabah, the wide desert valley that forms the modern border between Israel and Jordan. In addition to showing trade connections, this discovery could also provide new evidence on the reasons for the famous military expedition of the Egyptian pharaoh Shoshenq I (biblical Shishak) to the southern Levant in the mid-tenth century B.C.E.