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H 290 x W 205 mm

228 pages

216 figures, 32 tables (129 colour pages)

Published Oct 2019

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789693119

Digital: 9781789693126

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Carving Interactions: Rock Art in the Nomadic Landscape of the Black Desert, North-Eastern Jordan

By Nathalie Østerled Brusgaard

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The Safaitic rock art of the North Arabian basalt desert is one of the few surviving traces of the elusive herding societies that lived there in antiquity. This comprehensive study of over 4500 petroglyphs from the Jebel Qurma region of the Black Desert in North-Eastern Jordan is the first-ever systematic study of the Safaitic petroglyphs.



Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Jebel Qurma landscape
Chapter 3 Investigating content, production, and consumption
Chapter 4 Desert images
Chapter 5 Traces of production and consumption
Chapter 6 Places of production and consumption
Chapter 7 Images and interactions
Appendix A Terms and definitions
Appendix B Sigla and references for Safaitic inscriptions
Appendix C Identification manual for Safaitic rock art
Appendix D List of sites with Safaitic carvings

About the Author

Nathalie Østerled Brusgaard (PhD, Leiden University) is an archaeologist specialising in rock art studies and social zooarchaeology. Nathalie has worked on excavations in the Netherlands and Germany and on rock art surveys in Jordan and the USA.