|News and Updates|
A New Phase of Archaeological Fieldwork at Petra
Archaeological work continues at Petra, with a new phase of fieldwork underway, led by Brown University's Felipe Rojas, Associate Professor of Archaeology and Assyriology. Beginning in 2018, the Brown University Petra Terraces Archaeological Project (BUPTAP) is working to refine scholarly understanding of the history and dynamics of Petra's agricultural landscapes, concentrating on the agricultural hinterlands immediately north of Petra and, more specifically, on the Wadi Baqa' east of the road between Umm Seyhoun and Bayda and west of the rock of Shammasa. (July 2019)
Petra Great Temple, Volume III, Now Available
Professor Emerita Martha Sharp Joukowsky's book, Petra Great Temple, Volume III: Brown University Excavations 1993–2008, Architecture and Material Culture, is now available from Oxbow Books and Casemate Academic. The text is 622 pages, filled with photos, illustrations, and site drawings. (January 2017)
Petra Great Temple, Vol. 2, Now Available
The Brown Bookstore is now carrying Professor Emerita Martha Sharp Joukowsky's second volume on the Great Temple Excavation at Petra, Jordan. The text is 438 pages, with over 600 photos, illustrations, and site drawings. It includes a precis of selected major structures at Petra. The cost is $100.00, plus applicable taxes. (May 2009)
CD Rom Available!
About the CD:
Our book has been published!
you are interested in ordering a copy, please contact:
Great Temple Excavations
Books will cost $75.00 + SHIPPING
About the Book:
The first volume of the Petra Great Temple Publication Series covers the first five years of Brown University archaeological explorations at the Great Temple of Petra Jordan. Chapter 1 covers the history of Petra and the Nabataeans, Chapter 2 is devoted to the five years of excavation discoveries and the methodologies employed; Chapter 3 covers the geological and botanical evidence, Chapter 4 the canalization system and ground-penetrating radar results, Chapter 5 is a discussion of the Temple precinct architecture and sculpture, Chapter 6 is the presentation of the artifacts and their databases as well as the Catalog, Chapter 7 presents the results of the neutron-activation of the pottery, and Chapter 8 is a discussion of the inscriptional evidence. A complete index, 400 figures and over 30 color plates.
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