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Author Oleson, John Peter.

Title Humayma excavation project / by John Peter Oleson ; including technical reports by G.E. Brown ... [and others]
Published Boston, MA : American Schools of Oriental Research, [2010]-
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations (some color), plans.
Series American Schools of Oriental Research archeological reports ; number 15, <18>
American Schools of Oriental Research archaeological reports ; no. 15, no. 18
Contents 1. Resources, history, and the water-supply system -- 2. Nabataean Campground and Necropolis, Byzantine Churches, and Early Islamic Domestic Structures
Summary In 1986 and 1987 Oleson and a small team surveyed an area of 250 sq km around the site of al-Humayma (ancient Hawara) in Jordan's southern desert. Hawara was founded sometime in the first century BC by the Nabataean king Aretas. The flourishing settlement was occupied by a unit of Roman soldiers after AD 107, and it became the largest settlement in the Hisma desert during the Byzantine period. The Abbasid family built a manor house and mosque at Humayma in the late seventh century. This is the second volume of a projected four volume series about the research on this important site. This volume reports on a Nabataean campground, which provides unique testimony to the flexible character of Nabataean settlement design, and provides detailed information on the Nabataean necropolis, which shows parallels with those at both Petra and Hegra. The volume also includes the excavation records and analysis of five Byzantine churches, two of which lay above Nabataean structures, and three of which were modified for re-occupation in the Early Islamic period. There are also short reports on the probing of an Early Islamic structure of undetermined character, and on an important hoard of coins and jewellery found in the countryside. A number of subsidiary studies concern the human remains, botanical and faunal remains, fish bones, and molluscs found at the site in the course of the 11 seasons of excavation. The ceramics and small finds associated with the structures are analyzed, along with the many marble chancel screen fragments. The main audience will be archaeologists of the Near and Middle East.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Jordan -- Humaymat Site.
Water-supply -- Jordan -- Humaymat Site.
Humaymat Site (Jordan)
Form Electronic book
Author Brown, G. E.
ISBN 0897570022 (electronic bk.)
9780897570022 (electronic bk.)