CACHE scholars present two papers at the international ASOR General Meeting in Denver, Colorado

Dr. Tobin Hartnell and Yalda Razmahang (currently ABD at l'Universite de Lyon 2, France) travelled to Denver Colorado as representatives of CACHE to present two academic papers. On Friday the 16th, Dr. Tobin Hartnell presented a cross-cultural analysis of water in the ancient world entitled Indigenous Conceptions of Water in ancient Mesopotamia and Iran and its Significance. On Saturday, Yalda Razmahang took the lead to present a joint paper on the world heritage site of Ashur entitled Archaeology at Risk: Documenting the ISIS Destruction of Ashur. The ASOR conference is one of the largest annual conferences dedicated to the study of archaeology in the ancient Near East with almost two thousand in attendance. Both Tobin and Yalda plan on returning to ASOR in November 2019 where Tobin will serve as Session Chair for the Theoretical Archaeology section, and Yalda will present their latest work on Ashur.