In an area of formerly large copper deposits, the project aims to document man's adaptation to a semi-arid environment. Includes several projects: the Wadi Faynan Landscape Survey (Barker, Mattingly and Gilbertson); The Wadi Faynan 4th/3rd Millenium Project (Wright); The Wadi Faynan-Wadi Ghuwayr Early Prehistory Project (Finlayson and Mithen); Wadi Faynan Classical Survey (Freeman); Wadi Faynan South Cemetery Project.
coarse stone, stone beads, shell, bitumen, charcoal, radiocarbon
To document the archaeological record for early prehistoric settlement (i.e. pre-PPNB) within the study region; To reconstruct the palaeoenvironmental context for early prehistoric settlement; To interpret the variation in that early prehistoric archaeological record across space and through time, both at an intra-site and inter-site level. (website)