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The Department of Near Eastern Studies is concerned with the languages, literatures, and civilizations of the ancient, medieval, and modern Near East. The Department offers specialized training in Archaeology, Art History, Assyriology, Egyptology, Iranian Studies, Judaic and Islamic Studies, Comparative Semitics, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic and Persian.

Cover page of The Climate Crisis, Cultural Heritage, and the Future of Middle Eastern Archaeology

The Climate Crisis, Cultural Heritage, and the Future of Middle Eastern Archaeology

(2021)

Climate scientists project that rising global temperatures will substantially transform the Middle East during the remaining decades of the century. These changes will also impact the region’s cultural heritage, particularly its documentation and management. This article reflects on how archaeologists can respond to these changes now and in the near future.

Cover page of Peter B. Cornwall Collection Assessment

Peter B. Cornwall Collection Assessment

(2009)

In 2008-2009, the authors performed a collections assessment on the Peter B. Cornwall Collection at the P.A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. The document describes the collection's history, its contents, and avenues for future research.