The goal of the project is to systematically document and provide a detailed record of the rich archaeological heritage in the vicinity of 'Iraq al-'Amir, and especially to focus on the settlements in the hilly area and wadis between the Wadi as-Sir and the Wadi Shu'ayb. Both site survey and random square survey were designed specifically to search for new archaeological sites in the survey area.
What was the occupational history and settlement pattern in the region from the Paleolithic to the present? What characterized the development of ancient communication and trad routes in the region? What were the political, social, economic and ecological factors involved in shaping the settlement pattern and occupational history of the survey regions?