This volume will fill the demand for a general introduction to the archaeology of Jordan. It covers the full range of archaeology in Jordan from the Palaeolithic through to the end of the Ottoman period. The volume contains 15 chapters as chronological summaries of these principal archaeological periods, as well as an introductory chapter by the volume editor. The primary intent of this volume, which is a shortened and updated version of The Archaeology of Jordan published by Sheffield Academic Press in 2001, is to provide an introductory textbook for students of archaeology in general and Levantine and Near Eastern Archaeology in particular as well as a companion volume for interested amateurs and tourists.
Russell Adams is Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology at McMaster University.
1. Archaeology in Jordan: A Brief History (Russell Adams)2. Evolving Landscape and Environment in Jordan (Phillip G. Macumber)3. The Paleolithic Period, Including the Epipalaeolithic (Deborah Olszwewski, University of Pennsylvania)4. The Neolithic Period (Gary Rollefson, Whitman College)5. The Chalcolithic Period (Stephen Bourke, University of Sydney)6. The Early Bronze Age I-III (Graham Philip, Durham University)7. The Early Bronze Age IV (Gaetano Palumbo, World Monuments Fund)8. The Middle Bronze Age (Steven Falconer, Arizona State University)9. The Late Bronze Age (John Strange, University of Copenhagen)10. The Iron Age (Larry Herr, Canadian University College, and Mohammed Najjar)11 The Persian Period (Piotr Bienkowski, University of Manchester)12. The Hellenistic Period and the Nabataeans (Stephen Schmid, University of Montpellier)13 The Roman Period (Philip Freeman, University of Liverpool)14 The Byzantine Period (Pamela Watson, University of New England)15. The Umayyad and Abbasid Periods (Donald Whitcomb, The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago)16. The Middle Islamic and Crusader Periods (Alan Walmsley, University of Copenhagen)17. The Ottoman Period (Alison McQuitty)