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Archaeological Survey

  • Jordan
  • Mafraq


  • The purpose of this project is to explore the method of studying air photography for prospection and recording, in order to understand rural life on the Arabian desert frontier during the succession of Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic hegemonies.

Project Dates

  • 1972 -

Research Focus

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Other Comments

  • How effective is aerial photography in identifying and recording archaeological features? Where were the settlements located in the area around Umm el-Jimal? Why was the area not more central to human interest and densely settled in antiquity?

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