American Center of Research Audio-visual collection

The archives at the American Center contain audio-visual documentation of the Center’s history including lectures and events, archaeological projects, as well as commercial and news programs. The vast majority of content currently available online is from the 1980s and 1990s, though of course we continue to collect audio-visual materials, though now almost exclusively in a born-digital format.

The table below lists the audio and visual tapes we have digitized as well as providing a link to the Digital Archive (when one exists). Materials not online yet may have copyright restrictions, but can be viewed in-person at the American Center.

VIDEOS
TitleCreatorDate
Lectures
[Lecture on projectile weapons]ca. 1985
Excavations at QuseirWhitcomb, DonOctober 1985
Archaeological Theory: An American PerspectiveWatson, Patty JoJune 1986
Roman Sites in Northeast JordanMiller, Dorris7 October 1986
1986 Southern Ghors and Wadi Araba SurveyMacDonald, Burton10 March 1987
The Tell Abu-Hameed ProjectKafafi, Zeidan11 March 1987
The 1987 Season of Excavation at AqabaWhitcomb, DonApril 1987
Ain Ghazal: A New JerichoSimmons, Alan6 July 1987
Humaymeh 1987Oleson, John8 July 1987
Spinning & Weaving in Jordanian ArchaeologyIrvin, Dorothy13 July 1987
Evolution of traditional village architecture at ‘Aisna, JordanBrewers, Michele14 July 1987
1987 Ain Ghazal SurveyKafafi, Zeidan, Simmons, Alan14 July 1987
The Impact of Modern Development on Traditional Village LifeBrewers, Michele20 July 1987
Update on on-going work at Umm el-JimalDe Vries, Bert22 July 1987
Pots and Potters I have KnownLondon, Gloria27 July 1987
Madaba Plains Project [Tall al-Umayri]Geraty, Larry28 July 1987
Iron Age Farmsteads in the Madaba PlainYonkers, Randy29 July 1987
The Food System Model in ArchaeologyLaBianca, Øystein3 August 1987
Results of the 1987 season of the Wadi Ziqlab projectBanning, E. B.4 August 1987
Romans and Arabs: The Defense of the Arabian FrontierParker, S. Thomas5 August 1987
Roman Rule in the HawranMiller, Doris10 January 1988
Anatolian Flat Weaves and Related Archaeological EvidenceBartels, Herwig26 January 1988
Where was the Arabic language during the Bronze AgeMendenhall, George E.3 February 1988
Landscape Evolution and Early Agricultural settlements in the Jordan ValleyMabry, Jonathan10 February 1988
Regional Styles in Ayyubid ArchitectureAllen, Terry2 March 1988
Ancient Copper Mining and Metallurgy of CyprusKouky, Frank15 March 1988
Iconoclasm in 8th century A.D. PalestineSchick, Robert25 April 1988
The Geology of PalestineKouky, Frank30 May 1988
Carthage MuseumRicherson, James J.6 November 1988
Aqaba ExcavationsWhitcomb, Don15 November 1988
Archaeological Survey of Greater Amman (AGSA)Greene, Joseph A.28 November 1988
Archaeological Survey of Greater Amman computer database/graphics systemGreene, Joseph A.12 December 1988
Preliminary results of the 1989 season of the Madaba Plains Project: Tell el-Umeiri, Tell Jawa, Tell Umm el-AsakirGeraty, Larry, LaBianca, Øystein, Herr, Larry1989
Preliminary results of the Limes Arabicus ProjectParker, S. Thomas1989
Umayyad Floor MosaicsDeemer, James20 February 1989
Beit Ras (Irbid) 1983-Lenzen, Cherie13 March 1989
The Archaeology of DeathLain, Andrea10 April 1989
Christianity in Southern Jordan in the Byzantine and early Islamic PeriodSchick, Robert24 April 1989
BastaMuheisen, Mujahid15 May 1989
Deforestation in Southern JordanFall, Patricia12 June 1989
Tell Nimrin Project – Lecture and site visitMacCreery, David, Flanagan, James, Dornemann, Rudolph Henry19 June 1989
Wadi el-YabisMabry, Jonathan, Palumbo, Gaetano11 July 1989
The results of the Lyon Conference: Ghazi Bisheh, Director, Dept. of AntiquitiesBisheh, Ghazi31 July 1989
Khirbet Faris : The first two seasons of excavationsMcQuitty, AlisonOctober 1989
Ware it’s atRedmount, CarolNovember 1989
The National Strategy for Archaeology and Cultural ResourcesSaudi, Ghazi27 November 1989
Ancient and Modern Mint ErrorsNayef Goussous5 December 1989
An Investigation of Seasonal Villages from the Ottoman Centuries in JordanLaBianca, Øystein1 January 1990
Monothelitism: Christian theological disputes and the Muslim conquest of Syria and PalestineSchick, Robert18 June 1990
Ethnoarchaeobotanical FieldworkPalmer, Carol31 July 1990
Traditional Architecture and ArchaeologyIbrahim, Mu’awiyah19 September 1990
The Roman & Byzantine bath at HumeimaOleson, John5 November 1990
Integrated Archaeology, Part IILenzen, Cherie
Integrated Archaeology, Part ILenzen, Cherie
Petra Church Project
Petra Church Project – ScrollsAmerican Center of Research
Petra Church Project21 February 1993
Petra Church Project – MosaicsKhouri, Rami, Petra Church Project1 March 1993
Petra – Scroll ExcavationUSAID8 December 1993
Petra Church Project – ScrollsAmerican Center of Research9 December 1993
American Center of Reseach
ACOR building constructionAmerican Center of Research5 February 1985
ACOR building final shotsAmerican Center of Research1986
ACOR official openingAmerican Center of Research1986
ACOR building siteAmerican Center of Research1985-1986
ACOR building constructionAmerican Center of Research1985-1986
ACOR “topping-out” ceremonyAmerican Center of Research1986
ACOR building constructionAmerican Center of Research27 November 1985, 20 February 1986
The American Center for Oriental Research – A 25th Anniversary CelebrationNorth Carolina State University1993
ACOR – Past, Present, and FutureAmerican Center of Research1985-1986
Temple of Hercules
Temple of HerculesRussell, Kenneth1991-1992
Amman Citadel – Temple of Hercules reconstructionAmerican Center of Research15 March 1993

AUDIO

TitlePresenterDate
Stone Age of Jordan
Lecture 2, part 2: Lithic TechnologyRollefson, Gary O.01/18/1982
Lecture 2, part 1: Lithic TechnologyRollefson, Gary O.01/18/1982
Lecture 3: Dating methods, paleoclimate, paleoenvironment, Oluwan culture of AfricaRollefson, Gary O.01/25/1982
Lecture 4: Lower and middle AcheulianRollefson, Gary O.01/27/1982
Lecture 5: Late Acheulian, Middle PaleolithicRollefson, Gary O.02/01/1982
Lecture 6: Middle Paleolithic, Upper PaleolithicRollefson, Gary O.02/03/1982
Lecture 7: Upper Paleolithic, EpipaleolithicRollefson, Gary O.02/08/1982
Lecture 8: Natufian, pre-Pottery Neo A, Neo BRollefson, Gary O.02/10/1982
Archaeology of Jordan and Biblical History
Lecture 1: 1) Introduction 2) Brief history of Palestinian Archaeology 3) Explanation of excavation and survey techniques 4) Biblical Archaeology vs. Palestinian ArchaeologyMcCreery, David W.02/16/1982
Lecture 2: Chronology, Means of dating occupation layers and structuresMcCreery, David W.02/22/1982
Lecture 3: History and Theology, Sources of the Pen[?], Myth, Legend, and History, Gen 1-2, 4McCreery, David W.02/23/1982
Lecture 4McCreery, David W.03/01/1982
Lecture 5McCreery, David W.03/02/1982
Lecture 6McCreery, David W.03/05/1982
Lecture 7McCreery, David W.03/06/1982
Lecture 8McCreery, David W.03/08/1982
Lecture 9McCreery, David W.03/09/1982
Lecture 10McCreery, David W.03/15/1982
Lecture 11McCreery, David W.03/16/1982
Lecture 12McCreery, David W.03/22/1982
Lecture 13McCreery, David W.03/23/1982
Lecture 14McCreery, David W.03/29/1982
Lecture 15McCreery, David W.03/30/1982
Lecture 16McCreery, David W.04/12/1982
Archaeological Methodology
Lecture 1: Introduction and OverviewMcCreery, David W.02/12/1983
Lecture 2: Pots and People – Intro to Pottery TypologyShaub, R. Thomas
Lecture 3: Archaeological Periods Represented in JordanMcCreery, David W.02/16/1983
Lecture 4: Archaeological Periods Represented in JordanMcCreery, David W.02/21/1983
Lecture 5: Archaeological Periods Represented in Jordan – Brief history of archaeological research, choosing a site to excavateMcCreery, David W.02/23/1983
Lecture 6: Choosing a Staff, Qualifications of Project Director, Role of ACOR and Department of AntiquitiesMcCreery, David W.02/28/1983
Lecture 7: Fundamentals of an ExcavationMcCreery, David W.03/02/1983
Lecture 8: Introduction to Pottery Study – Part 1Lenzen, Cherie03/07/1983
Lecture 9: Introduction to Pottery Study – Part 2Lenzen, Cherie03/07/1983
Lecture 12: Faunal OsteologyKohler-Rollerfson, Ilse03/12/1983
Archaelogical DraftingByrd, Brian03/16/1983
Lecture 13: Lithic Technology and TypologyRollefson, Gary O.03/23/1983
Lecture 14: Human Osteology – Digging up BonesRolston, Scott L.03/28/1983
Lecture 15: Human Osteology – Age and SexRolston, Scott L.
Lecture 16: Introduction to PaleoethnobotanyMcCreery, David W.04/04/1983
Lecture 17: Reconstructing Ancient Agricultural SystemsMcCreery, David W.04/13/1983
Lecture 18: Epigraphic Studies in JordanClark, Vincent04/18/1983
Lecture 19: From Potsherds to HistoryMattingly, Gerald04/20/1983
An Archaeological Interpretation of Babylon in the 6th Century B. C.; Humans, Deities, and their relationships
Lecture #1: Introduction – The Chief Considerations Necessary for an understand of ancient Babylonian cultureWilliams, Prescott10/17/1983
Lecture #2: An Outline of Mespotamian History to the Neo-Babylonian PeriodWilliams, Prescott10/19/1983
Lecture #3: How Life was Organized in Babylon: Polytheism and SocietyWilliams, Prescott10/24/1983
Lecture #4: How Marduk Became Lord (Bel) and Remained DominantWilliams, Prescott10/26/1983
Lecture #5: The Moon and Sun Guide: Nobu and ShemashWilliams, Prescott10/31/1983
Lecture #6: Ishtar, the Goddess Par ExcellenceWilliams, Prescott11/02/1983
Lecture #7: Adad, Amurru and the SibittaWilliams, Prescott11/07/1983
Stand-alone lectures
Intro to Iron Age IA (3)04/01/1979
End of previous lecture, side 2 = Iron Age IIA (4)04/01/1979
Iron Age IA (5)04/04/1979
End of Iron Age IA (one side) (6)04/04/1979
Changes in Stone Tool ManufactureRollefson, Gary O.10/20/1980
Bones and the ArchaeologistRolston, Scott11/15/1980
Stone Age Studies: The How and What of Early Prehistoric Archaeological AnalysisRollefson, Gary O.10/24/1981
Paleolithic in JordanRollefson, Gary O.10/26/1981
Ancient Agriculture in the Dead Sea RegionMcCreery, David W.11/03/1981
3000 B.C.Jacobs, Linda K.12/19/1981
1500 B.C.Jacobs, Linda K.12/19/1981
Stone Age of Jordan, Lecture 1, Prepottery Neolithic B, Jericho and BeidhaRollefson, Gary O.01/17/1982
Theory and Method of Archaeological Survey DesignBanning, Ted03/06/1982
Bab edh-Dhra and Cities of the PlainSchaub, R. Thomas11/23/1982
American Research in the Middle EastRadwan, Ann Bos02/22/1983
Women in AcademiaRadwan, Ann Bos02/27/1983
Shells in Jordanian ArchaeologyReese, David10/12/1983
Animal Bones in Jordanian ArchaeologyReese, David10/13/1983
Burial Customs in Juordan during the Iron AgeSuleiman, Msaytif11/29/1983
Stone Tool Technology, Lecture #3Henry, Donald O.02/21/1984