The Hidden Landscape: The Shawbak North Archaeological Project (SNAP) Results Survey of First Season 2010

Mansour A. Shqairat, Fawzi Q. Abudanah, Mohammad B. Tarawneh, Sumio Fujii


The North Shawbak Archaeological Project (NSAP), aims to shed new light on the general occupational history of the northern part of the Shawbak area and anticipates a total of seven years from 2010 until 2017 for the whole research period. The first phase (2010-2012) was devoted to a general survey for building up an archaeological database of the research area. The second phase (2013-2017), on the other hand, is to proceed to a full-fledged investigation at a few promising sites located in the course of the survey. In addition, The survey area is under arid environmental conditions and local vegetation is poor especially in lowlands. However, it is relatively rich in water resources due to the unique topography. As results of survey a total of twenty sites were registered in Area1, they fell into several site types described here follows a supposed chronological order of each group.

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