May 22-June 22, 2013
The Petra Garden and Pool Complex is located in the heart of Petra. The excavations currently focus on a large pool with a central pavilion flanking a monumental colonnaded garden. The complex is adjacent to the "Great Temple" complex, excavated by Professor Martha Joukowski (Brown University), which has been recently restored. During the 2013 season, excavations will focus on the pool, pavilion and grotto area. During the field school students will learn excavation techniques and have evening lectures by the excavation staff and local specialists on a variety of topics related to the site and the region. In addition to recovering the architecture, stratigraphy, and artifacts of a Hellenistic Nabataean/Roman site, students will also work closely with ground penetrating radar data, techniques of environmental archaeology (sampling, retrieval, identification of plant remains, faunal remains, etc.), ceramic analysis and site survey.
Field Staff for the 2013 Fieldschool:
Dr. Leigh-Ann Bedal (Penn State Behrend) – Site director
Dr. James Schryver (University of Minnesota/Morris) – Assistant director
Dr. Jennifer Ramsay (The College at Brockport, SUNY), Fieldschool director and archaeobotanist for the excavations
Fawwaz Ishaqat (Hashemite University) – Surveyor
Pamela Koulianos (MA Student, North Carolina State University) – Ceramicist
For more information: email Dr. Ramsay (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We had an excellent fieldschool this past summer with several Brockport Students involved, including:
Jill Stewardson & Nicole Kurdziel
Sean Kipybida & Geoffrey Hedges (now at SUNY Buffalo)
If you would like to read from the students daily summaries and learn more about their experiences please check out the document below.
Dr. Keating publishes an article in the Dec. 2013 issue of Asia Pacific Viewpoint, an international journal.
Dr. Ramsay publishes an article in the Dec. 2013 issue of Journal of Arid Environments, an international journal.
Dr. Keating presents a paper at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. on Nov. 21.
Dr. Ramsay presents with former student, Amanda Foley (graduate student at Ohio State) at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Balitmore, MD. on Nov 21.
Dr. Keating was recently interviewed by the Democrat and Chronicle about the art exhibit opening Oct. 24 that he is curating. The show is titled, "“Mush Hole Remembered: R.G. Miller”.
Join the Anthropology Club! Lots of exciting activities planned for the club this year!