Madaba Plains Project-`Umayri


Location: RIverside, California, United States

Season: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 to Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Application Deadline: 
Saturday, March 1, 2014

Program Type

Field school
Volunteer
Staff position

Affiliation:

La Sierra University

Project Director:

Douglas R. Clark, La Sierra University

Project Description

The 2014 excavations at Tall al-`Umayri represent the 17th season at the site. Over these years the `Umayri project has exposed a site first settled in the Early Bronze Age, well-defended in the Middle Bronze Age, represented in the Late Bronze Age by a well-preserved Temple, characterized by an impressive and well-preserved Iron I settlement with domestic and defensive structures, occupied during Late Iron II/Persian by an administrative complex with possible ties to an extensive wine-production network of small farms, and settled in the Hellenistic Period by a small farmstead. Excavation objectives for the 2014 season include 1) opening new fields, perhaps a defense-system trench down the southern slope of the site, 2) exposing defenses along the southern acropolis, and possibly 3) excavating more dolmens on the lower southeastern slopes.

Period(s) of Occupation: Bronze and Iron Ages

Project size: 
50+ participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: Half-season

Minimum age: 
College/university students

Experience required: 
No

Room and Board Arrangements

<p>UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Administration) Vocational School, Amman Training College, with very basic dormitory facilities. Board and room covered in excavation fee.</p>

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
La Sierra University, Canadian University College, Mount Royal University
Number of credits offered Up to 12 quarter credits
Tuition: 
Package Plan

Location

Contact Information
Douglas R. Clark
Center for Near Eastern Archaeology, La Sierra University, 4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside
CA
USA
92515
Telephone: 
951 785-2632
Fax: 
951 785-2199
Recommended Bibliography: 

Douglas R. Clark, et al., Madaba Plains Project: Forty Years Excavating into Jordan's Past, 2011
Larry G. Herr and Douglas R. Clark, Near Eastern Archaeology, 72(2): 68-97, 2009, Amman, Jordan
Gloria A. London and Douglas R. Clark, Ancient Ammonites and Modern Arabs, 1997, Amman, Jordan