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Protecting the Past: Archaeology, Conservation and Tourism in the North of Jordan

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Dr Bala'awi (Hashemite University) presents the results of a project of digital heritage documentation at Petra conducted by the Hashemite University
Dr Addison (SCHEP) talks about SCHEP's approach to engaging host communities in the preservation of cultural heritage resources in Jordan
Dr Clark (LaSierra, Madaba Plains Project) speaks of the issues involved in the protection of Tell 'Umeiri, a multi-period site in the Madaba region (central Jordan)
Dr al-Jaradat (Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Palestine) speaks of the Palestinian national inventory of cultural heritage sites, for which work began in 2002 and is still ongoing Since the creation of a Palestinian Department of National
Dr Drzewiecki describes how archaeologists interviewed about the impact of Jordanian heritage databases have responded as regards the role of these databases in heritage protection
Mr Haroun (Department of Antiquities, Jordan) tells of how MEGA-Jordan has become the virtual memory of Jordan and the repository of its heritage
Dr Kafafi (Jordan Museum) describes the role that the Jordan Museum had in protecting the remains of the Hijaz railway within the framework of the Great Arab Revolt Project
Dr al-Khasawneh (Jordan Museum) speaks of the challenges facing Jordanian authorities in protecting the country's rich cultural heritage
Dr Drzewiecki has analysed the impact on researchers of online databases of archaeological sites in Jordan Dr Drzewiecki has conducted an opinion poll survey (with more than 100 respondents) of archaeologists with fieldwork experience in Jordan
Jeff DeKock (OpenHand Studios) reads a paper by Paul Christians (Stanford University) on the long-term involvement of the local community at Umm el-Jimal with the archaeology of the site
Mr Hazza (Co-director of the Umm el-Jimal project) speaks about the relationship between the modern community of Umm el-Jimal and the archaeological site
Dr Atzori (UNESCO) speaks of the opportunities for the local communities of Mafraq (north-eastern Jordan) as connected to the development of cultural tourism at Umm el-Jimal
Dr Arce (former director of the Spanish Archaeological Mission to Jordan) talks about the Qasr al-Hallabat project, particularly with regard to site conservation and presentation
Mr al-Batainah presents the work of restoration of a Roman-Byzantine winery and an Ottoman water mill, and their significance in the promotion of cultural tourism Amjad al-Batainah (Director, Department of Antiquities, Irbid office) describes t
Muna Haddad introduces Baraka's initiatives in the field of cultural tourism and community engagement, particularly on the site of Umm Qais Muna Haddad (Managing Director, Baraka) outlines the initiatives developed by Baraka in the field of cul
Dr al-'Amri describes the Jordan Museum's ethos to protecting Jordan's past
Dr Kouki talks about OSL dating Dr Kouki describes the results of OSL (Optically stimulated luminescence) dating on wadi sediments in the area of Jabal Harun (Petra region). Analyses were conducted as part of the Finnish Jabal Harun Project (2
Dr Müller-Neuhof describes findings in the Early Bronze Age site of Jawa and its hinterland Dr Müller-Neuhof describes the results of his projects (2010-2014, 2015-), which aimed at investigating the social and economic background to settlement
Dr Watson talks about the Pella Hinterland Survey conducted in 1994-1996 in the immediate surroundings of the multi-period site of Pella (Tabaqat Fahl) Dr Watson presents the results of the Pella Hinterland Survey, particularly with regard to l
Prof. Hourani discusses the Prehistoric landscapes of the Jordan Valley
Dr Lucke describes the results of his work on palaeosoils and its implications for climate change in Byzantine and early-Islamic Abila and Umm el-Jimal
Prof. Abu Jaber describes the results of the EU-funded international Medscapes project Prof. Abu Jaber describes the findings of the Medscapes project in Jordan. Medscapes is based on the application of LCA (Landscape Character Assessment) to m
Prof. Walmsley describes the work of the Danish-Jordanian Islamic Jarash Project The Danish-Jordanian Islamic Jarash Project was begun in 2002 with the aim of excavating a large early-Islamic congregational mosque and the early-Islamic shops a
Dr De Vries and Mr DeKock present their holistic approach to the study, conservation and site display of Umm el-Jimal The site of Umm el-Jimal has been the object of more than 40 years of study by Dr Bert De Vries (Calvin College) and his colle
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