AJA

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  • Jessie DeGrado

    The residents of Syro-Anatolia appear in heterogeneous costumes in ninth-century BCE Assyrian representations. People from the same city may don different accoutrements that include caps, hairbands, sandals, and shoes with upturned toes. A similar diversity characterizes contemporaneous self-representation of elites at Zincirli in the Outer Citadel Gate and comes to proliferate in eighth-century monuments from sites including Karatepe and Marash.

  • Nigel M. Kennell

    This article considers the stadium-gymnasium complex at Messene, built in the third century BCE, as an architectural unity and as a vehicle for the assertion of civic identity among Messenians, both young and old. Through the published archaeological and epigraphical evidence, the discussion examines the complex’s situation in the landscape, the east and west stoas, and the propylon in light of this aspect of the gymnasium’s function.

  • Brian Martens

    This article identifies a group of marble statuettes of Aphrodite that were probably carved on Delos during the late second and first centuries BCE. The statuettes date to a critical period in the history of Graeco-Roman art when the production of classical-looking forms in marble was intensifying amid growing demand from private consumers.

  • Abigail Schley Graham

    The experience of reading a monumental document is fundamentally different from reading a document as a text. Interdisciplinary studies on cognitive perception in neuroscience, psychology, and anthropology, together with recent projects on emotions in the field of classics, emphasize the importance of situating an experience in sensory contexts. This study will apply cognitive scholarship on the process of reading to assessments of how we perceive and read monumental documents.

  • İlknur Özgen, Elizabeth P. Baughan, Elif Ünlü
    Available as Open Access
    Includes Open Access Supplementary Content

    Excavations at Hacımusalar Höyük in southwestern Turkey have uncovered thousands of years of occupation history, from the Early Bronze Age through the Late Byzantine era. This article offers a general survey of the Bronze Age occupation levels so far explored on the northern and western slopes of the mound, with particular focus on two well-preserved Early Bronze II destruction levels, closely superimposed.

  • Josephine Shaya
    Available as Open Access

    On the first Monday of every month, the American Journal of Archaeology publishes online a list of current and upcoming exhibitions related to topics within the scope of the journal (https://www.ajaonline.org/exhibits). A survey of the listings, which cover the years 2017–2021, tells two stories.

Museum Exhibition Listings

10/4/21

Browse our latest listing of current and upcoming museum exhibitions that are related to topics within the scope of the journal. This listing will be updated monthly, so check back often.

Job Listing: Museum Review Editor

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is seeking a Museum Review Editor for its academic quarterly journal, the American Journal of Archaeology (AJA). The Museum Review Editor is responsible for soliciting, vetting, and editing reviews of important traveling exhibitions and new permanent museum installations; the AJA expects to publish annually up to four such reviews. The Museum Review Editor is also responsible for compiling pertinent information about current and upcoming museum exhibits. For more information about how to apply, please see ajaonline.org/job.