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- Provides interactive maps of archaeological sites in Jordan and downloadable GIS data, satellite imagery and a rank size program. Also includes information on the Moab Archaeological Resource survey, Tel Madaba and on Dr. Stephen Savage.
Abila of the Decapolis Archaeological Project
- Includes a history of the site, maps, photos, contact details and information for volunteers.
Ain Ghazal Neolithic statues
- Information on the discovery, preservation, interpretation and display of the statues at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Ancient Iron Smelting
- Iron smelting history, technology, ethnography and archaeology; case study of Tell Hammeh (az-Zarqa).
The Aqaba Project
- Articles and the annual reports for this investigation of the Islamic archaeology of Aqaba.
Avdat & the Nabateans
- Brief article by Arthur Rosen in The Jewish Magazine relates a history of this nomadic Arab tribe. With photos.
The Fortress of Machaerous
- Description of the site and its excavation. Includes bibliography and photographs.
- Bibliography of archaeobotanical reports from Levantine sites, including Jordanian sites.
- The ancient Nabataean people built the spectacular city of Petra, as well as many other cities in Arabia.
Searching for Sodom and Gomorrah
- Article by Joey Corbett on trying to locate these ancient cities.
Tafila-Busayra Archaeological Survey
- Survey of part of southern Jordan. Contains results, maps, photographs and bibliography.
Tell Madaba Archaeological Project
- Information on the excavations, including the aims and background to the project, preliminary reports, a number of maps and a bibliography.
- Includes a virtual tour of the site, information on the major finds, the primary data and the main published papers.
Tell Ya'amun Excavations
- Excavations focused on the Byzantine Church near the center of the tell, Bronze Age settlement on the northeast edge, and the Bronze Age tombs across the wadi to the west of the tell. Details on the 2001-2004 excavations.
- Description of the site, focusing on the church of St Stephen. Also includes photographs and a bibliography.
- Byzantine site in northeast Jordan. Includes a bibliography, images, maps, and essays.
Virtual Karak Resources Project
- A multidisciplinary study of the Karak district. Includes information on the archaeology, history, environment and culture of the area. Also has a photo gallery and maps.
Wadi Araba Archaeological Research Project
- Description of the on-going archaeological work. Includes photographs, maps, GIS data, and a bibliography.
Wadi Arabah Project
- Description of the on-going archaeological work. Includes photographs, maps and a bibliography.
Wadi Ziqlab Project
- Archaeological research on Epipalaeolithic, Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age settlements in northwestern Jordan.
Late Bronze Age Temple Discovered
- From the Lebanon Daily Star, the recent discovery of a temple at Tell al-Umayri in central Jordan, excavated as part of the Madaba Plains Project. (August 05, 2004)
Ancient Moabite Fort Provides Insight Into History of Weaving
- From The Lebanon Daily Star, a recent discovery of a cache of clay loom weights at Khirbat al-Mudaybi in Central Jordan is shedding new light on ancient textile crafts and industries. (May 20, 2004)
Prehistoric Row Erupts Over Hunter-gatherer Riddle
- From the Age, Australian archaeologists have sparked an academic row by claiming to have solved the riddle of a missing 1,000 years in human prehistory. (February 19, 2004)
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