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Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
JO396
Project Name:
Baptism Site Survey/ Wadi El-Kharrar
Project Description:
The goals of the project are to understand the evolution of the settlement from the ER to LBYZ period, and to investigate the reasons behind the selection of the settlement's location; to study the function and date of the architectural remains, especially the water installations and water sources; to understand land use and relationship between the Jordan River and Wadi Al-Kharrar.
Project Websites:

Project Sponsors:
Department of Antiquities of Jordan
Jordan Cultural Resource Management
Dates of Operation:
From: 1997     To: present
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
(former) project website

Geographical Data

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

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Mohammed Waheeb
Address:
E-mail:
m-waheeb@elmaghtas.com
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Niveen Kamal
Address:
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 0
Project Area:
Map Data Source:
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
None
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Byzantine
Years:
From: 0     To: 0
Period:
Roman
Years:
From: 0     To: 0
Period:
Chalcolithic-Early Bronze Age
Years:
From: 0     To: 0
Period:
Iron Age I-II
Years:
From: 0     To: 0
Period:
Islamic
Years:
From: 0     To: 0

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   (0 m x 0 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:
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:
Kamal, Niveen; Waheeb, Mohammed (2002), "Wadi al-Kafrein Survey", Savage, Stephen; Zamora, Kurt; Keller, Donald R., American Journal of Archaeology, Archaeology in Jordan, 106, 435-437




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