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General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
JO392
Project Name:
The Dana-Faynan-Ghuwayr Early Prehistory Project
Project Description:
The archaeological survey is linked to an extensive geomorphological survey to provide the landscape context for aceramic sites, which were also sought through survey.
Project Websites:

Project Sponsors:
Abercromby Fund of Edinburgh University
BIAAH
British Academy
CBRL
Arts & Humanities Resarch Board
Dates of Operation:
From: 1996     To: present
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
Finlayson et al. 2007
Finlayson et al. 2000

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Jordan
Province:
Location:
Ancient Regions:

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Steven Mithen
Address:
Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading RG6 6AA
E-mail:
s.j.mithen@reading.ac.uk
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +44 (0) 118 378 6102 )
Investigator Name:
Bill Finlayson
Address:
PO Box 519 Jubaiha 11941, Amman, Jordan
E-mail:
b.finlayson@cbrl.org.uk
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +44 (0) 118 378 6102 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 0
Project Area:
0 km2
Map Data Source:
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Methodology

Approach:
Extensive
Intensive
Systematic
Non-Systematic
Site Survey
Siteless Survey
Diachronic
Temporally Bounded
Spatial Sampling (off-site):
Full Coverage
Random Sample
Stratified Random Sample
Deliberate Sample
Fieldwalker Spacing
 (average width = 0  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (30 m x 30 m)
Modern Field
Site
Transect
Structure
Scatter/Artifact
Geolocation:
Basemap more detailed than 1:10K
GPS Uncorrected
Basemap 1:10K to 1:50K
GPS Differentially Corrected
Basemap less detailed than 1:50K
GIS
Other:

Special Studies

Artifacts:
Architecture
Ceramics
Lithics
Coins
Metal
Glass
Terracotta
epigraphy
Iconography
Environment:
Geology
Geomorphology
Soil Studies
Stone/Mineral Resources
Hydrology
Climatology
Paleobotany
Dendrochronology
Faunal Osteology
Agriculture
People:
Ritual Studies
Mortuary Studies
Population Data
Ethnography/Ethnology
Written Resources
Cultural Resource Management
Remote Sensing:
Satellite Imagery
Aerial Photography
Geoprospection
Other:
Primary Questions:
Where are the aceramic sites? What is the landscape's role in their context?
Excavation:
YES

Environmental Parameters

Geology:
 Igneous
 Metamorphic
 Sedimentary
Geology Other:
Topography:
 Alluvial Plain
 Coastal Plain
 Continental Plain
 Delta
 Desert
 Gorge
 Hills
 Island
 Isthmus
 Lakeshore
 Mountains
 Peninsula
 Plateau
 River Valley
 Steppe
 Underwater
 Upland Basin
 Urban
 Wadi/Oued
 Wetlands
Topography Other:
Climate:
 Climatic Altitudes of Mountains
 Dry-summer Mediterranean
 Dry-summer Steppe
 Highly Oceanic
 Humid and warm summer
 Humid Steppe
 Oceanic
 Permanently Humid
 Semi-desert and Desert
 Steppe
 Sub-Oceanic
 Tropical Semi-desert and Desert
Climate Other:

Bibliography

Entry 1:
Finlayson, B.; Mithen, S.; Pirie, A.; Carruthers, D.; Kennedy, A.; Tipping, R. (2000), "The Dana-Faynan-Ghuwayr Early Prehistory Project", Levant, 32, 1-26




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