Welcome to the Women of ASOR Map, powered by WorldMap!!! Click here to open the Women of ASOR Map in a new window, and follow the simple instructions below to navigate the map. Or, read the in-depth Help Guide.

About the Basic Layout of the Map

When you first open the map in your browser, an “about box” will be open on the screen. This box briefly explains the objective of the map and describes the data presented within it. This box can be reopened by clicking on the “About” button/link in the toolbar on the upper left of the screen.


Also on the upper left toolbar is the “Identify” button/link, which needs to be clicked on or highlighted in order to explore the points (red dots and blue stars) on the map.

The Women of ASOR map displays the geographic locations (latitude and longitude coordinates) of professional women members around the globe – pinpointing the universities, museums, or other organizations where they work. Each red dot opens a pop-up box that contains the profile of a member at this location and information of any affiliated archaeological projects.

If more than one member is located at a particular location (for example: multiple faculty at the same university), then more than one member will be located under the same red dot.

The profile box lists the member name(s) on the upper left with any associated archaeological projects listed under them on the lower left. Clicking on a name on the left displays the member’s contact email address, her institutional and departmental affiliation, her academic position, and specialty. Clicking on the project name on the lower left displays any affiliated archaeological project, its website, a link that takes the map user to the geographical location of the archaeological project, and the ASOR member associated with the project.

Each blue star is located at the geographic location (latitude and longitude coordinates) of the archaeological projects affiliated with the members represented on the map (red dots). Clicking on the blue star opens a pop-up with information about the archaeological project, including the project website, the ASOR member contact and her email address, and a link that takes the user to the geographical location (red dot) of the member’s institution.

Ways to Zoom

Zooming in on the map allows users to see the more specific locations of the members.
There are several ways you can zoom (change scales) in WorldMap:

  • Map navigation tools include the standard zoom bar and map drag.
  • Roll your mouse wheel.

Searching within a Layer

(What is a Layer? A layer is a dataset that is presented on the map. For example: the member profile data is presented in one layer and the excavation locations are presented in another layer.)

To search for a particular person or keyword (i.e. specialty), use the search box at the bottom left, under the layer list on the left-hand side. The layer that is highest in the list will be searched automatically. If you would like to search a different layer, uncheck the other layers.

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