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Archaeological Survey


    • The Madaba Plains Project studies long-term cultural and environmental changes in the highland plateau located between the cities of Madaba and Amman in the country of Jordan. This is the umbrella project for several related and overlapping survey projects done over the years, made around the sites of Hisban, Jalul and Umayri (see:

    Project Dates

    • 1984 -

    Survey Method

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    • See: for the survey manual

    Other Comments

    • caves, cisterns, roads, rock-cut features, site catchment zones
    • To illuminate the multi-millennial cycles of intensification and abatement in human settlement and land use in the greater Madaba Plains region.

    Research Institution

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