German Jordanian University (Amman) and German Protestant Institute of Archaeology (Amman), in cooperation with the German Archaeological Institute, Orient Department
Date/Location: 10−11 September 2017, German Jordanian University Campus and German Protestant Institute of Archaeology, Amman
Ancient Terrace Practices in Jordan
In recent years there has been a growing interest in ancient man-made terraces. Archaeologists have been observing them, documenting them and looking at their role in water management, agriculture and landscapes, hoping to discover areas of environmental and climatic change. In the past few years, partnerships with researchers interested in geology and hydrology have resulted in further advances. The designs of man-made terraces are varied according to sites, the period and differing local prerequisites which are closely linked to geological formations, hydrological and climatic conditions. Therefore, we believe an interdisciplinary approach is paramount when studying ancient terraces.
In order to fulfil these different areas of research, the forthcoming workshop will be organised as a joint venture with the Center for the Study of Natural and Cultural Heritage (German Jordanian University), the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology (DEI) and with the support of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI).
Our aim is for the workshop to facilitate the discussion of ongoing projects and develop ideas for the future as well as to disseminate results from related studies. We would like to encourage researchers from different fields to participate.
Date: 10−11 September 2017
The workshop will be held on the campus of the German Jordanian University (Amman). We invite all attendees to join us for the conference dinner on the 10th of September in the garden of the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology (Amman).
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