Identifying nomadic camp sites from the Classical and Late Antique periods in the Jebel Qurma region, north-eastern Jordan

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLandscapes of Survival
Subtitle of host publicationThe Archaeology and Epigraphy of Jordan's North-Eastern Desert and Beyond
EditorsPeter Akkermans
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherSidestone Press
Pages217-233
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-8890-944-3
ISBN (Print)978-90-8890-943-6, 978-90-8890-942-9
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2020

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