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Biblical Archaeology Review 48:2, Summer 2022

Milestone: Martha Joukowsky (1936–2022)

By Barbara A. Porter

On January 7, 2022, Martha Joukowsky died at the age of 85 at her home in Providence, Rhode Island, near the Brown University campus where she taught from 1982 to 2002. In addition to being a professor of archaeology and anthropology, she and her late husband, Artemis Joukowsky, were instrumental in the funding and creation of Brown University’s Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. Martha’s archaeological career spanned five decades, during which she participated in or led excavation projects in Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Lebanon, and Turkey, though she is perhaps best known for directing the long-running Great Temple excavations in the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. Her commitment to the field of archaeology was manifest in many other ways, including taking on the presidency of the Archaeological Institute of America (1989–1993) and serving as Vice President of ASOR (American Schools of Overseas Research) from 2001 to 2005.—BARBARA A. PORTER

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