Dr. Paul Jacobs

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Emeritus Professor

Anthropology and Middle Eastern Cultures

Albright College, Reading, PA
Drew University, Madison, NJ
Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, VA


Current Research and Publication

Online database of terracotta figurines: Tell Halif figurines - This project involves the creation, with Chris Holland and Nancy Jacobs, of an online database of photographs, drawings, detailed descriptions and QuickTime movies of ceramic figurines and stone statuettes excavated at Tell Halif, Israel, as part of the Cobb Institute's DigMaster.

Online database of museum collection in the Pierides Foundation Museum - This project involves the creation, with Chris Holland and Nancy Jacobs, of an online database of photographs, brief descriptions and QuickTime movies of artifacts housed in the Pierides Foundation Museum in Larnaca, Cyprus, as part of the Cobb Institute's DigMaster.

Online database of terracotta figurines: Tell Maresha figurines - This project involves the creation, with Adi Erlich and Nancy Jacobs, of an online database of photographs, descriptions and QuickTime movies of ceramic figurines excavated at Maresha, Israel, as part of the Cobb Institute's DigMaster.

On-line publications

  1. Archive as Artifact: The Archaeological Report in the Digital Age with N. Serwint. CAA Proceedings, Ieraklion, Greece, March 2002.
  2. Ancient World, Digital World: Excavation at Halif, in ejournal Ariadne Issue 27, March 2001
  3. Reading Religious Artifacts: The Shrine Room at Judahite Tell Halif in ejournal Journal of Biblical Studies 1:2 (2001)
  4. Taskmaster / Benefactor: (Adjusting to) Digital Media in the Field in CSA Newsletter. May 1, 2001.
  5. Article Archaeology Online: New Life for Old Dead Things" co-authored with Chris Holland in the ejournal First Monday.
  6. Text of a presentation delivered as recipient of the Mississippi Humanities Council "Outstanding Humanities Faculty Award." This features work done in presenting archaeological data in digital format. - Mississippi Humanities address.

Other publications

  1. Article on Tell Halif in Avraham Negev and Shimon Gibson (editors), Archaeological Encyclopedia of the Holy Land. New Revised Edition. 2001.
  2. Articles on Lachish and Jericho in Eerdman's Dictionary of the Bible
  3. Article on Tell Halif in to Encyclopedia of Archaeological Excavations in the Holy Land. Supplement Volume V. 2008
  4. Article Sharing Archaeological Data: The Distributed Archives Transaction System in Near Eastern Archaeology, 2008

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