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)
April 22 3:30 pm
Marjorie Helen Stewart Speaker Series: Professor Robert J. Foster, Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Rochester, will speak on "Adversaries into Partners? Brand Value, Consumer-Citizens, and the Coca-Cola Company," Edwards Hall, Room 103.
April 25, 7:30 pm
Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture: Professor Anthony Marcus, Dept. of Anthropology at John Jay College, CUNY, will speak on “Moral Panics: Youth, Sex and Forced Labor, Yesterday and Today,” New York Room, Cooper Hall