Topic ID #34084 - posted 11/20/2014 5:20 PM

Jordan-Petra Field School


Jordan-Petra Field School

May 20 – June 20, 2015


In antiquity, Petra was the hub of a vibrant trading network linking Arabia and the Mediterranean world, and the capital of the Nabataean kingdom that flourished from the 2nd century BCE through the 1st century CE. The 2015 field will focus on excavations of the unique pool complex, analyzing clues from architectural and stratified material culture to pinpoint the date of its decline following the Roman Annexation of Petra, and seeking evidence for the source of the pool’s water. In addition, the application of methods of garden archaeology will seek to uncover more subtle evidence for plantings, irrigation, and pathways. For more information visit the field school website. 

Connecticut College will award each student 8 semester credit units (12 quarter units). Tuition includes credit units, and room and board.

Contact Information

Institute for Field Research

1855 Industrial St. #106, Los Angeles, CA 90021


Telephone: (424) 226-6130


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