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H 276 x W 203 mm

270 pages

183 figures, 25 tables (152 pages in colour)

Published Oct 2019

Archaeopress Access Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789693133

Digital: 9781789693140

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Jordan; Near East; Nomads; Landscape Archaeology; Stone Architecture; Enclosure; Burial; Survey

Mobile Peoples – Permanent Places: Nomadic Landscapes and Stone Architecture from the Hellenistic to Early Islamic Periods in North-Eastern Jordan

By Harmen O. Huigens

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This study explores the relationship between nomadic communities in the Black Desert of north-eastern Jordan (c. 300 BC and 900 AD) and the landscapes they inhabited and extensively modified. This book focuses on the architectural features created in the landscape some 2000 years ago which were used and revisited on multiple occasions.



Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – The Natural Environment of the Jebel Qurma Region
Chapter 3 – Surface Surveys in the Jebel Qurma Region: Methods and Results
Chapter 4 – Residential Spaces in the Jebel Qurma Region
Chapter 5 – The Mortuary Landscape of the Jebel Qurma Region
Chapter 6 – Discussion
Chapter 7 – Conclusion
Appendix A – GIS procedures
Appendix B – Description of find contexts of consulted ceramic parallels

About the Author

Harmen Huigens is a landscape archaeologist who investigates processes of modifying and encountering human living space in the ancient Near East. He received his doctorate from the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University (2018).