This paper discusses the identification of nomadic camp sites in the Black Desert of Jordan between the Hellenistic and Early Islamic periods. It focuses particularly on two features that were studied through surface surveys and excavations in the Jebel Qurma region: enclosures and clearings. The archaeological remains suggest that they were used for residential purposes by short-term visitors to the region. Important in the identification and interpretation of such features are pottery sherds from the Classical and Late Antique periods. The camp sites identified in the Jebel Qurma region vary in morphology and location, and it is suggested that these differences may relate to the use of such features at different times of the year.
|Title of host publication||Landscapes of Survival|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Archaeology and Epigraphy of Jordan's North-Eastern Desert and Beyond|
|Place of Publication||Leiden|
|Number of pages||17|
|ISBN (Print)||978-90-8890-943-6, 978-90-8890-942-9|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Dec 2020|