Nabataean Research

This section provides personal webpages for scholars involved in researches concerning the Nabataeans and related topics. Curriculum, personal bibliography and a picture (optional) can be sent preferably via e-mail to info@auac.ch. All the data are provided directly by the authors, and are included in the BNS under permission.

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Lucy Wadeson

Lucy V. R. Wadeson

CReA-Patrimoine [Centre de Recherches en Archéologie et Patrimoine]
Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus du Solbosch, Avenue F. D. Roosevelt 50, 1050 Bruxelles
 
 

E-mail: lucy.wadeson@gmail.com
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Education

  • 2005–2010 Keble College, Oxford University: D. Phil. Archaeology. Thesis Title: „The Façade Tombs of Petra: from Exterior to Interior“
  • 2003–2005 University College, Oxford University: M. Phil. Classical Archaeology
  • 1999–2002 University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand BA(Hons) Classics: First Class Honours

Academic Positions

  • Wiener Anspach Fellowship, CReA-Patrimoine, Université Libre de Bruxelles (2014 – present)
  • G. A. Wainwright Postdoctoral Fellowship, Oriental Institute, Oxford University (2010–2013)
  • Council for British Research in the Levant Junior Visiting Fellowship (2010–2011)
  • Temporary Lecturer in Classical Art, University of Nottingham (2009–2010)

Current Projects

  • „Tombs with a View: The ‚Royal‘ Necropolis of al-Khubthah at Petra“
  • „The Petra Hinterland Tombs Project (PHTP)“ – co-director with Dr Fawzi Abudanah (Hussein bin Talal University, Ma’an, Jordan)
  • „The International al-Khubthah Tombs Project (IKTP)“ – director (clearance and excavation of Tombs 779 and 781, al-Khubthah, Petra)

Research interests

  • Nabataean architecture and sculpture
  • Nabataean funerary practices
  • Topography of Petra
  • Archaeology of the Greco-Roman Near East (4th century BC – 7th century AD)
  • Funerary architecture of the Roman Empire
  • Palmyrene funerary sculpture
  • Art in Palestine from the 1st century BC – 7th century AD
  • Ancient urbanism
  • Reception of Classical culture in the Near East
  • Community Archaeology and the Bdūl tribe at Petra
John F. Healey

John F. Healey

Department of Middle Eastern Studies
University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL, U. K.
 

E-mail: ku.ca.retsehcnam@yelaeh.nhoj
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Education

  • A graduate of University College, Dublin, Professor Healey obtained his Ph. D. in 1977 for a thesis on Ugaritic at the School of Oriental and African Studies in the University of London, where his main teachers were the Assyriologist Professor Donald J. Wiseman and the Semitist Professor Edward Ullendorff. He taught in several British before moving to the University of Manchester in 1989 and becoming Professor of Semitic Studies there in 1997. He has also been Visiting Scholar at St John’s College, Oxford, and is currently Visiting Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford.
  • His publications are mainly in the fields of Ugaritic, Nabataean and Syriac, though with interest also in script history and in 19th century European explorers of the Middle East. Professor Healey is the author of six books, the editor of several others and has published over seventy articles. He is also one of the editors of the Journal of Semitic Studies. The following are his publications most relevant to Nabataean studies:
Michael C. A. Macdonald

Michael C. A. Macdonald

The Oriental Institute
Pusey Lane
Oxford, OX1 2LE
 
 

E-Mail: ku.ca.xo.tsniro@dlanodcam.leahcim
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Personal informations

  • Date of birth: 25-05-1947
  • Nationality: British
  • Profession: Epigraphist (Semitic inscriptions)
  • Academic post: Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford.

Other positions

  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
  • Membre associé étranger du Laboratoire d’Études Sémitiques Anciennes (ERS 1993) du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris
  • Corresponding Fellow of the Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente, Rome.

Areas of Current Research

  • The languages, scripts and inscriptions of ancient Syria, Jordan and Arabia, particularly the Ancient North Arabian (Taymanitic, Dadanitic (or Lihyanite), Thamudic, Hismaic and Safaitic), the Nabataean, and Pre-Islamic Arabic.
  • Literacy in the ancient Near East.
  • The prehistory of the Arabic language.
  • The Rock-art of Syria and Arabia.
  • The history of the nomads of Syria and Arabia from the 1st. millennium BC to the rise of Islam.
Judith Sheila McKenzie

Judith S. McKenzie (* 1957, † May 27, 2019)

Faculty of Classics
Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
University of Oxford
66, St. Giles’
Oxford OX1 3LU, U. K.

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Education

  • University of Princeton, Institute for Advanced Study
  • University of Sydney, Queen Elizabeth Fellowship
  • University of Oxford, St Hugh’s College, British Academy Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
  • University of Oxford, St Hugh’s College, Rhys-Davids Junior Research Fellowship
  • Annual Scholar of the British School of Archaeology in Jerusalem
  • Studies of Archaeology, alongside Chemistry and English (Greek and Ancient History) at the University of Sydney

Projects

  • Principal Investigator of the project Monumental Art of the Christian and Early Islamic East: Cultural Identities and Classical Heritage (since 2016)
  • Leverhulme Trust Research Project Late Antique Egypt and the Holy Land: Archaeology, History, and Religious Change
  • Director of the open-access Manar al-Athar photo-archive (since 2012)
  • Director of the Khirbet et-Tannur Nabataean Temple Project (since 2003)

Areas of Research

  • Art, archaeology and architecture of Alexandria and its influence in the eastern Mediterranean, from the Hellenistic to early Islamic period. Cultural complexity in Egypt and Syro-Palestine during the same period
  • Nabataean sculpture and architecture, especially at Petra and Khirbet et-Tannur
  • Late Antique Egyptian (‘Coptic’) and Byzantine art and architecture
  • Relationships between Christianity and paganism, as well as Judaism and Islam, reflected in religious buildings and their art
Obituary

Fearless archaeologist who led a student expedition into Syria the year before the civil war and lived in Petra among Bedouins.

Not for Judith McKenzie was the insular traditional world of Oxford college life. As an archaeologist of the Middle East, who once lived in a cave in Jordan and preferred to hold seminars in tearooms rather than offices, she led her students into Syria in 2010 on a tour of the sites of the country right before fighting broke out.

She was a fearless leader, pushing through the chaotic passport queue at the border between Syria and Turkey to get her students to the front, and doing battle with tourist officials in Antakya (ancient Antioch-on-the-Orontes) in southern Turkey when they tried to have the tour minibus towed from in front of the local museum.

Christian Augé

Christian Augé (* 1943, † August 19, 2016)

 
 
 
 
 

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Archaeological Field Work related to Nabataean Sites

  • 2000–2016, Directeur de la mission archéologique française au Qasr el-Bint (Pétra)
Obituary

Nous avons la grande tristesse d’apprendre que Christian Augé, directeur de recherches honoraire au CNRS, est décédé vendredi 19 août 2016. Né en 1943 dans une famille originaire de la région de Nîmes, Christian avait fait des études supérieures de lettres classiques, notamment à l’École normale supérieure, qui l’avaient conduit dès ses premiers pas dans la recherche à se tourner vers l’archéologie, tout spécialement l’iconographie gréco-romaine et orientale et la numismatique. Une expatriation comme coopérant en Libye puis de très nombreux séjours au Proche-Orient firent rapidement de lui un spécialiste des rives sud-est et orientale de la Méditerranée et de leur arrière-pays. Chercheur au CNRS durant toute sa carrière professionnelle, il y fut longuement l’une des principales chevilles ouvrières françaises du LIMC, le Lexicon iconographicum mythologiae classicae, cette monumentale entreprise internationale qui, en quelques décennies, produisit l’exhaustif dictionnaire multilingue richement illustré, en de nombreux volumes, qui porte le même nom — certes pas limité à l’imagerie de la mythologie des Grecs et des Romains au sens étroit, mais grand ouvert sur les cultures voisines ou parfois moins voisines. C. Augé, précisément, y fut l’artisan d’un fort grand nombre de notices consacrées aux divinités de l’Orient autour de la longue époque hellénistique et romaine.

Mais c’est plus encore sans doute dans son autre grande spécialité, la numismatique, qu’il a marqué pendant plus de quatre décennies le monde des historiens, archéologues et épigraphistes du Proche-Orient et de la péninsule arabique : par l’ampleur, d’une part, de sa culture et de sa pratique numismatiques, qui lui permettait d’identifier et étudier aussi bien des monnaies impériales romaines ou byzantines que des émissions de petites villes ou de royaumes indigènes ou encore d’illisibles petits bronzes aux images très dégradées issues du répertoire grec, émises dans des recoins perdus de l’Arabie à des dates difficilement cernables. Mais aussi, d’autre part, par sa participation comme numismate à tant et tant de missions libano- ou syro- ou jordano- ou saoudo-européenne, voire américaines — une participation qu’on aurait volontiers dite infatigable si elle n’avait été épuisante, sa santé étant fragile depuis sa jeunesse. Particulièrement bon connaisseur et amateur de la Jordanie, des Nabatéens et de Pétra, Christian se dévoua pendant plus de dix ans, à partir du début des années 2000, pour diriger la mission archéologique française consacrée au grand sanctuaire du centre de Pétra, le Qasr el-Bint, où il eut le bonheur de présider à quelques découvertes sensationnelles, dont celle d’une magnifique tête en marbre de l’empereur romain et philosophe stoïcien Marc Aurèle. Dans cette période, Christian fit longuement partie de l’Ifpo en son antenne d’Amman, où le CNRS l’avait détaché pour qu’il fût au plus près de ses terrains. Retraité, il continua à résider en partie dans cette Jordanie qu’il aimait tant, en compagnie de son épouse Hélène, ouvrant largement les portes de leur logis d’Amman à bien des jeunes savants ou étudiants.

D’une très grande générosité, particulièrement affable, faisant volontiers partager à ses collègues et aux plus jeunes son érudition, C. Augé prit, aussi, largement sa part des tâches collectives et responsabilités, notamment en siégeant au comité national du CNRS ou en présidant la Société française d’archéologie classique. Après son long séjour au sein du LIMC — un laboratoire qu’il quitta avant que le LIMC fût rattaché au grand laboratoire ArScAn — il entra dans ArScAn (l’UMR „Archéologie & sciences de l’Antiquité“, au sein de la Maison de l’Archéologie et de l’Ethnologie de Nanterre), où il dirigea pendant une dizaine d’années à partir du milieu des années 1990 sans ménager sa peine l’équipe d’Archéologie du Proche-Orient Hellénistique et Romain.

À la MAE comme à l’Ifpo, mais aussi chez nombre de nos collègues du Proche-Orient et des pays européens, le décès de cet érudit pointilleux et de cet homme très aimé laisse un grand vide. Sit tibi terra levis, Christian — Allah yarhamhu.

François Villeneuve, directeur élu d’ArScAn, président du conseil scientifique de l’Ifpo.

Laïla Nehmé

Laïla Nehmé

Laboratoire d’études sémitiques anciennes
Collège de France
52, rue du Cardinal Lemoine
F-75231 Paris Cedex 05
 

E-Mail: laila.nehme@college-de-france.fr
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Personal information

  • Date de naissance: 12-09-1966
  • Nationalité: française
  • Titre: Chargée de recherche au Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) depuis octobre 1995.

Cursus universitaire

  • 1985–1994: Université de Paris I (thèse de doctorat obtenue en 1994).
  • Octobre–novembre 1994 : bourse d’études post-doctorales à l’Université de Brown (Rhode Island)
  • 1995: Research assistant à l’Oriental Institute, Université d’Oxford.
  • 1990–1993: Étudiante à l’École des langues et des civilisations de l’Orient ancien, Institut catholique de Paris (certificats supérieurs d’hébreu biblique et d’araméen).

Divers

  • Chercheur associé à l’UMR 7041, Archéologies et sciences de l’Antiquité, équipe Proche-Orient hellénistique et romain, Maison René Ginouvès, Nanterre.
  • Membre de la Société Asiatique.
  • Membre du Comité National de la recherche scientifique, section 32, „Mondes Anciens et médiévaux“.

Domaines de spécialité

  • Épigraphie sémitique (araméen nabatéen et nord-arabique, surtout safaïtique)
  • Analyse de l’espace urbain de sites nabatéens, principalement Pétra (Jordanie) et Hégra (Arabie Saoudite)
  • Histoire et archéologie de la Syrie et de l’Arabie antiques

Projets en cours

  • Publication de l’Atlas archéologique de Pétra (environ 3000 monuments, quinze cartes en couleur avec commentaire)
  • En collaboration avec J. T. Milik, Inventaire des inscriptions nabatéennes (dans un premier temps, Syrie du Sud et Transjordanie)
  • En collaboration avec Michael Macdonald: Safaitic Database Project

Fouilles et travaux de terrain en cours

  • Fouille de la Chapelle d’Obodas, un sanctuaire rupestre nabatéen situé dans le massif d’an-Nmayr à Pétra (Jordanie). Première campagne en 2001
  • Inventaire archéologique, cartographie et analyse de l’espace urbain du site de Hégra, moderne Médâ’in Sâlih en Arabie Saoudite (projet franco-saoudien, première campagne en octobre–novembre 2001)
Marie-Jeanne Roche

Marie-Jeanne Roche

47, rue Kilford
92400 Courbevoie
 
 
 

E-mail: nanouroche2003@yahoo.fr
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Cursus

  • Chercheur associée : CNRS/EPHE, UMR 8584/Laboratoire d'études sur les monothéismes (LEM), depuis 2011.
  • Préparation d’une HDR, « Arabia Pagana. Recherches sur l’histoire, la religion et l’épigraphie de l’Arabie du Nord antique », EPHE, IV e section, Paris Sorbonne ; Directeur d’habilitation : François Bron, DE Émérite.
  • Auditrice à l’EFHE, IV e section, 2002-2014, en épigraphie ouest-sémitique (Fr. Bron et A. Lemaire).
  • Exchange Scholar, Hunter College (CUNY), New York, Department of Anthropology, 1985-1992.
  • Exchange Student, Hunter College (CUNY), New York, Department of Anthropology, 1983-1984.
  • Doctorat en Histoire, 3 e Cycle : « Niches à bétyles et monuments apparentés à Pétra », Paris X-Nanterre, 30 novembre 1985.
  • Maîtrise en archéologie, « Les représentations des Létoïdes avec les animaux, dans l’art grec du VIII e au V e siècle. av. J.-C. », Paris X-Nanterre, 30 octobre 1973.
  • Licence d’enseignement en Histoire, Paris X-Nanterre, 1972.
  • Licence d’Histoire de l’Art et Archéologie, Paris X-Nanterre, 1971.

Principaux thèmes de recherches

  • Religion, épigraphie, histoire de l’Arabie du Nord ancienne.
  • Épigraphie ouest-sémitique : nabatéen, araméen, nord-arabique, sud-arabique, phénico-punique.
  • Temps, calendriers et datations.
  • Religion et iconographie.

Projets de recherche

  • Petra Cultic Niche Project, ASOR/EBR Grant, 1990.
  • Khirbet aṭ-Ṭannūr sculptures (Dodge Fellowship, ACOR, Amman, Jordanie), 1993-94.
  • Exploration archéologique et épigraphique au nord de Pétra (American Philosophical Society), septembre 1992, avec le Dr. F. Zayadine (DoA, Jordanie).
  • Recherches épigraphiques et archéologiques du Grand Pétra. Depuis 2005, co-directrice avec le Dr. Fawzi Zayadine du Projet du Wādī Waqīt, un sanctuaire rupestre nabatéen à Isis ; CNRS et EPHE.

Enseignement

  • Histoire ancienne, universités de Paris VII, Paris XIII, Amiens, Reims.
  • Histoire de l’art grec, Institut catholique de Paris.
  • Introduction aux religions préislamiques d’Arabie du Nord, EPHE Ve section, Sorbonne, 2004-2012.

Zbigniew T. Fiema

Zbigniew T. Fiema
Institutum Classicum
P. O. Box 4 (Vuorikatu 3 A)
00014 University of Helsinki
 
 

E-mail: zbigniew.fiema@helsinki.fi
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Academic Positions

  • Lecturer Institutum Classicum, University of Helsinki

Field Experience

  • Chief Archaeologist of the Finnish Jabal Haroun Project

Field specialization

  • Stratigraphic and architectural analysis, historical interpretation

General interest

  • Archaeology and culture history of the Mediterranean and the Middle East during the Classical and Byzantine Periods
  • Roman Empire
  • Classical architecture
  • Ancient urbanism

Theoretical issues

  • Complex societies
  • Archaeological method and theory
  • Geographic area: Mediterranean Basin, Middle East
Manfred Lindner

Manfred Lindner (* July 22 1918, † October 30 2007)

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Curriculum vitae

  • Geboren am 22. Juli 1918 in Nürnberg.
  • Studium der Medizin (Psychiatrie), Psychologie und Philosophie an den Universitäten Erlangen-Nürnberg und München.
  • Dissertationen „Über die Verstehbarkeit des Geisteskranken“ und „Über die seelischen Abläufe in Lebensgefahr“.
  • Lehrauftrag für medizinische Psychologie 1945–1955.
  • Von 1954–2001 Nervenfacharzt mit eigener Praxis.
  • Gestorben am 30. Oktober 2007 in Nürnberg.

Mitgliedschaften

  • Initiator der „Gesellschaft für moderne Lebensgestaltung“ im Jahr 1954.
  • 1967–1985: 1. Vorsitzender der Naturhistorischen Gesellschaft Nürnberg e. V., dann Ehrenvorsitzender.
  • Ehrenmitglied des Deutschen Vereins zur Erforschung Palästinas e.V. (DVP).

Feldforschung

  • Seit 1973 zusammen mit dem Department of Antiquities of Jordan archäologische Erkundungen und Ausgrabungen in Jordanien.

Wissenschaftliche Zusammenarbeit

  • Deutscher Verein zur Erforschung Palästinas
  • Department of Antiquities Amman (Jordanien)
  • The Revd. Canon Prof. Dr. J. R. Bartlett, Dublin
  • Dr. Hans-Dieter Bienert, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Herbert Donner, Kiel
  • Dr. Klaus Dornisch Bildungszentrum Nürnberg
  • Mr. Suleiman Farajat, Director National ParkPetra
  • Prof. Dr. Zbigniew T. Fiema University of Helsinki
  • Dr. H. G. K. Gebel, Univ. Bern
  • Dr. Hermann Genz, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut
  • Elisabeth Gunsam, Architektin
  • Prof. Dipl. Ing. Dr. J. Hübl, Univ. für Bodenkultur Wien
  • Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hübner, Universität Kiel
  • Prof. Dr. E. Axel Knauf, Universität Bern
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Parlasca, Frankfurt/Main
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Dieter Vieweger, Universität Wuppertal
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Wenning, Universität Bonn
  • Dr. Jürgen Zangenberg, Universität Wuppertal
  • Dr. Fawzi Zayadine, Department of Antiquities Amman
  • M. A. J. P. Zeitler NHG
Obituary

Die Stadt Nürnberg trauert um ihren Bürgermedaillenträger Dr. Dr. Manfred Lindner. Wie heute bekannt wurde, verstarb der Nervenarzt und langjährige Vorsitzende der Naturhistorischen Gesellschaft e. V. (NHG) am 30. Oktober 2007 im Alter von 89 Jahren. „Die Kontakte, die Manfred Lindner durch seine ehrenamtliche Tätigkeit für die Naturhistorische Gesellschaft knüpfte, haben den Nürnberger Verein nicht nur in ganz Deutschland, sondern international bekannt gemacht“, würdigt Oberbürgermeister Dr. Ulrich Maly die Verdienste Lindners. „Durch seine Arbeit vor Ort und seine zahlreichen Publikationen darüber hat er die antike jordanische Felsenstadt Petra vor unseren Augen wiedererstehen lassen. Wir werden Dr. Dr. Manfred Lindner stets ein ehrendes Gedenken bewahren und fühlen mit seinen Angehörigen.“

Dr. med. Dr. phil. Manfred Lindner, geboren am 22. Juli 1918 in Nürnberg, studierte Medizin (Psychiatrie), Psychologie und Philosophie an den Universitäten Erlangen-Nürnberg und München. Nach einem Lehrauftrag für medizinische Psychologie (1945–1955) eröffnete er 1954 in Nürnberg eine Praxis als Nervenarzt. Im gleichen Jahr initiierte er die „Gesellschaft für moderne Lebensgestaltung“ und trat mit dieser der Naturhistorischen Gesellschaft e. V. bei. Von 1967 bis 1985 war er 1. Vorsitzender der NHG, seit 1985 war er deren Ehrenvorsitzender.

Dr. Dr. Lindner konzipierte wesentlich den Wiederaufbau der NHG, gab die „Jahresmitteilungen der Naturhistorischen Gesellschaft Nürnberg e. V.“ heraus und festigte die Zusammenarbeit der NHG mit der Stadt Nürnberg. Durch zahlreiche Ausstellungen steigerte er den Bekanntheitsgrad des Vereins. Sein Interesse an Archäologie und Frühgeschichte ferner Länder führte zur Gründung der Abteilung für Archäologie des Auslands in der NHG. Im Zentrum seines Interesses stand die Felsenstadt Petra im Süden Jordaniens, die 1985 von der UNESCO zum Weltkulturerbe erklärt wurde. Ausgrabungen und Veröffentlichungen über die Arbeit der NHG in Petra machten Dr. Dr. Lindner zum besten deutschen Kenner der nabatäischen Kultur in Deutschland. Eine erste Ausstellung über diese Kultur in München, Nürnberg und in Belgien war 1970 von ihm mitinitiiert worden. Ein grosser Publikumserfolg war 1991 die von ihm zusammen mit John P. Zeitler konzipierte Ausstellung „Petra – Königin der Weihrauchstrasse“ im Stadtmuseum Fembohaus. Dr. Dr. Manfred Lindner wurde 1996 mit der Bürgermedaille der Stadt Nürnberg ausgezeichnet.

Trauer um Bürgermedaillenträger Dr. Dr. Manfred Lindner, in: Nachrichten aus dem Rathaus Nr. 1129 / 05.11.2007

Stephan G. Schmid

Stephan G. Schmid

Winckelmann-Institut
Humboldt-Universität
Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin, Germany
 

E-mail: stephan.schmid@auac.ch
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Curriculum Vitae

  • 2002 Habilitation (= university lecturing qualification in continental Europe). University of Paris I, Sorbonne. Dissertation subject: Boire pour Apollon. Études sur la céramique hellénistique d’un puits du sanctuaire d’Apollon Daphnéphoros à Érétrie (Drinking for Apollon. Studies in Hellenistic Pottery from a Well in the Sanctuary of Apollon Daphnephoros at Eretria).
  • 1996 Ph. D. Classical Archaeology. Archäologisches Seminar, University of Basel (Switzerland). Dissertation subject: Die Feinkeramik der Nabatäer. Typologie, Chronologie und kulturhistorische Hintergründe (The Fine Ware Pottery of the Nabataeans. Typology, Chronology and Cultural-Historical Backgrounds).
  • 1992 M. A. Archäologisches Seminar, University of Basel (Switzerland). Thesis subject: Ausgewählte Formen der nabatäischen Feinkeramik (Selected Forms of Nabataean Fine Ware Pottery).
  • 1986 High School degree, Humanistisches Gymnasium, Basel (Switzerland).
  • Born in Basel (Switzerland) on April 12, 1967

Professional Interests

  • General: archaeology, art history and culture history of the Mediterranean and the Near East from the Late Bronze age to the Roman period.
  • Theoretical issues: settlement processes, cross-cultural exchange, archaeological method and theory.
  • Geographical area: Mediterranean Basin, Near East.

Professional Employement

  • 2008 – Professor (tenured) of classical archaeology, Humboldt-University, Berlin (Germany)
  • 2003–2008 Professor (tenured) of ancient art and archaeology, University of Montpellier III (France)
  • 2002–2003 Associate professor in classical archaeology, University of Montpellier III (France).
  • 2003 Invited professor in classical archaeology, University of Lausanne summer term (Switzerland).
  • 2002–2003 Invited professor in classical archaeology, University of Göttingen (Germany).
  • 1996–2002 Deputy director, Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece.
  • 1992–1996 Assistant, Archaeological Institute of Basel University (Switzerland).

Fieldwork Experience

  • since 2004 Co-director. The Hellenistic Petra Project (HPP). Nabataean and Roman structures in the city centre of Petra ; co-directors Prof. Dr. David F. Graf (University of Miami) and Dr. Leigh-Ann Bedal.
  • since 1999 Director. The International Wadi Farasa Project, Petra (IWFP). Nabataean to middle Islamic structures, 1st–13th century AD.
  • 1996–2000 Director. Swiss School’s Excavation at Eretria (Greece). Geometric - late Roman period, 8th century BC – 4th century AD.
  • 1988, 89, 91, 93, 94 Trench supervisor and responsible for fine ware studies. Swiss-Liechtenstein Excavations at Petra. Director: Rolf A. Stucky, University of Basel (Switzerland).
  • 1987–92 Student-excavator, different sites in Switzerland.

Ongoing Scholarly Projects in Relation with Nabataean Studies

  • 2004 – „Searching for Hellenistic Petra“, co-director together with Prof. David F. Graf, University of Miami (USA) and Dr. Leigh-Ann Bedal, Pennsylvania State University (USA). Although the Nabataeans are attested, according to the literary sources, in southern Jordan since 312 BC, confirmed physical remains of that presence are lacking until now. In order to verify different hypotheses against a concrete background, a few specific archaeological soundings shall be realised within the city centre of Petra.
  • 2003 – „The Heroön of Calydon“, in co-operation with the Danish Institute at Athens and the Greek Archaeological Society. The Heroön at Calydon in Western Greece was excavated by a Greek-Danish team in the early 20th century. Since several years a new Greek-Danish team continues work at the site of Calydon. The interesting complex of the Heroön offers plenty of comparisons to the problematic of Hellenistic and Roman palaces and rich funeral complexes such as those of Nabataean Petra.
  • 2002 – „Heinrich Schliemann’s Trip to the Near East in 1858–1859“. Before discovering Troja and Mycenae and becoming a famous archaeologist, Heinrich Schliemann used to be a very successful businessman owning major stocks on companies all over the world including the USA and Cuba. In 1858 and 1859 he undertook an extended trip to the Mediterranean, Egypt and the Near East. As businessman he got used to keep detailed diaries and later he used the same method for documenting his excavations. The unedited diary of this trip is kept at the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. A first presentation dealing with Schliemann’s visit of Petra on May 1st 1859 was given in October 2003 at a colloquium at Oxford.
  • 1999 – „The International Wadi Farasa Project, Petra (IWFP)“. Focusing on one of the most spectacular architectural complexes of ancient Petra, the so-called Soldier’s Tomb, the project aims to explore the connection between the Nabataean rock-cut façades and Hellenistic and Roman palace architecture (www.auac.ch).
Robert Wenning

Robert Wenning

Institut für Altorientalische Philologie und Vorderasiatische Altertumskunde
Universität Münster
Rosenstrasse 9
D-48143 Münster
 

E-mail: robwenn@uni-muenster.de
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Promotionen

  • Privatdozentur, 27. Februar 1996
  • Habilitation Dr. phil. habil., 26. 7. 1995
  • Promotion Dr. phil., 12. 2. 1976

Wissenschaftliches Curriculum

  • 1968–1976: Studium der Klassischen Archäologie, Geschichte, Germanistik an der Universität Münster
  • Juni 1976 – Mai 1978: Universität Beer Sheva, Israel, Archaeological Division. Ausgrabungen, Lehre, Forschungen zur Perserzeit. Stipendiat Heinrich-Hertz-Stiftung
  • Juni 1978 – Sept. 1990: Universität Münster, Seminar für Zeit- und Religionsgeschichte des Alten Testaments. Lehre Biblische Archäologie, Forschungen
  • Januar 1979 – März 1982: Forschung Griechische Importe in Israel. Stipendiat Stiftung Volkswagenwerk Hannover
  • April 1982 – Mai 1984: Forschung Römische Skulpturen in Israel, Caesarea. Stipendiat Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Juni 1988 – September 1990: Forschung Bestattungen der Eisenzeit in Palästina. Habiliationsstipendiat Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Habiliationsstipendiat Görres-Gesellschaft
  • Oktober 1990 – Mai 1993: Universität Osnabrück, Forschungsstelle für Historische Palästinakunde im FB Evangelische Theologie, Lehre. FB Katholische Theologie. Forschung Römische Skulpturen in Israel, Museum Haifa. Stipendiat Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • September 1994 – Mai 1994: Princeton, NJ, Institute for Advanced Study, USA. Historical School, Visiting member. Nipperdey-Stipendiat Fritz Thyssen Stiftung. Stipendiat der Fullbright Commission
  • Mai 1995 – Februar 1998: Universität Bonn, Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät, Neutestamentliches Seminar. Forschung Götter der Nabatäer. Stipendiat Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Seit 1995: DFG-Projekt „Die Götter der Nabatäer“, fortgeführt als „Petra Niches Project“
  • 1996–2007: Universität Eichstätt, Lehrstuhl Klassische Archäologie, Titellehre
  • März–April 1998: Universität Stellenbosch, Südafrika, Theologische Fakultät. Gastprofessur, Lehre
  • Mai 1998 – Juni 1999: Universität Bonn, Katholisch-Theologische Fakultät, Neutestamentliches Seminar. Forschung Juden und Christen in paganer Umwelt. Stipendiat Görres-Gesellschaft. Stipendiat Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Stiftung
  • Juli 1999 – Juni 2002: Universität Bonn, SFB 534 Judentum-Christentum. Projektleiter. Forschung Identitätssysteme der Nabatäer. Stipendiat Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Juli 2002 – Februar 2008: Universität Bonn, Ägyptologisches Seminar, Lehre „Fachgebiet Archäologie des Nahen Ostens (FANO)“
  • Seit 19. März 2004: Ausserplanmässige Professur (Biblische und Klassische Archäologie). Katholische Universität Eichstätt
  • Oktober 2004 – November 2006: Universität Freiburg/Schweiz, Biblisches Institut. Forschung Corpus der Stempelsiegel-Amulette Vol. II (Teilzeit)
  • Februar 2008 – März 2011: abgeordnet von der Universität Bonn an die Universität Münster, Institut für Altorientalische Philologie und Vorderasiatische Altertumskunde, Lehre
  • April 2011 – März 2012: Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Winckelmann-Institut, Forschung zur Geschichte der Nabatäer
  • 2010–2012: Co-Direktor mit L. Gorgerat, Basel, „International Aslah Project (IAP)“, Ausgrabungen in Petra/Jordanien
  • 2013–2016: Direktor DFG-Projekt „Die Skulpturen aus Petra“ in Kooperation mit T. M. Weber, Jordan University
Jan Gunneweg

Jan Gunneweg

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Institute of Archaeology
Mt. Scopus
91905 Jerusalem, Israel
 

E-mail: jan.gunneweg@huji.ac.il
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Education

  • Working for over 32 years in the provenance of pottery by the means of neutron activation analysis at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • Since 1998, I have published a book on Qumran and the Dead Sea scrolls. Please, visit http://micro5.mscc.huji.ac.il/~msjan/qumranscience.html
  • In 1988, I have written a large paper on the provenance of the Nabataean fine-painted pottery found in Jordan as well as in the Negev of Israel. The paper can be found in: J. Gunneweg, I. Perlman and F. Asaro 1988, The Origin, Classification and Chronology of Nabataean Painted Fine Ware, Jahrbuch des Roemisch-Germanischen Zentral Museums, Mainz, Vol. 35, pp. 1–30 a paper that is taught at several archaeological institutes, as scholars have told me.
  • Besides the Nabataean angle, I have also been busy with the Edomite pottery and all can be found on my website: http://micro5.mscc.huji.ac.il/~msjan/archaeom.html
Giancarlo Lacerenza

Giancarlo Lacerenza

Dipartimento di Studi Asiatici
Istituto Universitario Orientale
Piazza S. Domenico Maggiore 12
I-80134 Napoli (Italy)
 

E-mail: bns@iuo.it
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Academic Position

  • 1988 M. A. Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, Semitics; Dissertation: Il dio Dusares e la religione dei Nabatei.
  • 1994 Ph. D. Istituto Universitario Orientale di Napoli, Semitics, 1994; Dissertation: La scrittura nabatea: problemi di paleografia e sviluppo dalle iscrizioni in aramaico quadrato alle origini della scrittura araba.
  • 1997–1999 Post-Doctoral Position, Semitics.
  • 2001 Research Fellowship, Ancient Near Eastern History.
  • 2002 Scientific Researcher, IUO, Department of Asian Studies.

Interests in Nabataean area

  • Nabataean history, religion, epigraphy and paleography.
  • Nabataean trade with the West (see The Puteoli Temple Project).
Sergio Noja Noseda

Sergio Noja Noseda (* July 7 1931, † January 31 2008)

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Curriculum Vitae

Sergio Noja was born in Pola on the 7th of July 1931.

Apart from the usual secondary school diploma and University – he graduated in 1956 – he started working at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana (library) as a young scholar – his first work La lingua nelle Sacre Scritture (The Language in the Sacred Scriptures) dates from 1948 – where he studied Arabic under Monsignor Giovanni Galbiati, Prefect of the library, together with whom he published the manuscript and translation of the Ahkam al-’atiqah codex, Canoni giuridico-morali per arabi cristiani (Legal and moral canons for Christian Arabs), (Milan, 1964).

In 1967 he was appointed to teach Moslem Law at the University of Turin, a course he ran for ten years.

He has published and edited the translation in Italian of the Detti e fatti del Profeta dell’Islam raccolti da al-Buhari (Sayings and deeds of the Prophet of Islam collected by al-Buhari), (pub. UTET, Turin 1983).

He has also compiled in Turin the Catalogo dei manoscritti arabi, persiani e turchi (Catalogue of Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts) of the Biblioteca nazionale di Torino (pub. Istituto Poligrafico dello Stato, Roma 1974).

He was responsible for tracing in Cairo the Arabic manuscript of a lost commentary by Galen on the Hypocratic treaty On places, air and water.

In 1975 he published a new biography Maometto, Profeta dell’islam (Mohammed, Prophet of Islam) using for the first time pre-Islamic Arabic poetry and all the archaeological sources available on pre-Islamic Arabia (pub. Cuneo 1975), receiving positive reviews in Italy and abroad, especially for the originality of his approach.

Again in Turin he compiled the Catalogo dei manoscritti arabi (Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts) of the Biblioteca Reale di Torino, (pub. Rome 1984).

In 1976, following the suggestion of Francesco Gabrieli, he was appointed to teach Arabic language and literature at the Università Cattolica in Milan.

On the 27th of June 1991 he was elected member of the Istituto Lombardo, Academy of Science and Literature.

He has published in 4 volumes the Storia dei popoli dell’Islam (History of the Islamic peoples – pub. Milan 1990–1995), a study which starts in pre-Islamic Arabia and continues up to the withdrawal of Russian troops from Afghanistan, today the second edition is about to be published updating the work to the present day. For the first time a study of history and institutions includes the literature of the Islamic peoples at its origins and traces developments from there; Arabic literature in particular, but also Persian, Turkish, Urdu and Indonesian.

Cardinal Martini has nominated him as Curator of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana.

He directed, within the scope of the CORPUS ARABICUM, the volume entitled I Primi Arabi (The First Arabs – pub. Milan 1994) - also issued in French – and in this he personally contributed the chapters on ARABIA CENTRALE – STORIA E LETTERATURA (Central Arabia – History and Literature) and LE SCRITTURE D’ARABIA (The Arabian Scriptures), with a new interpretation of the inscriptions, the illustrations of al-Fau and others besides were personally authorised by the King of Arabia, the custodian of the two haram.

He directed the Islamic and Hebrew section of the publishing house, Marietti, especially the CORPUS ARABO-ISLAMICO (Arabo-Islamic Corpus). This is the first time in the world that a series of Arabic classics with Arabic text and translation and introduction has been published, so far the following volumes have been issued:

  • Averroes, Fasl al-maqal (The agreement between Divine Law and Philosophy)
  • Hamadani, Maqamat (The Adventures of the Alexandrine)
  • Gahiz, Tag (The Book of the Crown)
  • Gahiz, al-Buhalà (The Misers) – 2 volumes
  • A. Amin, Hayati (My Life) – 2 volumes.
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For the first time he set up a course in Arabic at the Accademia della Guardia di Finanza (Customs, Excise and Fiscal Police Academy) in Bergamo (1990–1994) which at the moment takes the form of an annual course on Arab-Islamic culture, together with the Servizio Formazione Permanente (Continual Training Service) of the Università Cattolica in Milan.

At the Biblioteca Ambrosiana he found and subsequently translated and published a hitherto unknown apocryphal book of the new testament by Thomas, written in Arabic and probably of Syrian origin.

He lectured until December 1994, whereupon he resigned from the post, in Arabic language and Literature at the Università di Pavia, Faculty of Political Sciences.

He has been invited by the Italian Ambassadors to the Arabian Peninsula to teach lessons in Arabic at Riad and the United Arab Emirates on the History of the Arabs in Italy.

His most important discoveries concerning Islam are contained in the RENDICONTI DELL’ISTITUTO LOMBARDO, ACCADEMIA DI SCIENZA E LETTERE (Reports of the Lombardo Institute, Academy of Sciences and Literature).

In 1997 he planned with the Sorbonne University in Paris on the „AMARI project“ – inspired by him – which involves the publication for the first time in the world of the most ancient sheets of the Holy Qur’an text dating from the 1st century of Hijrah. This research is being financed in France and Italy by the National Research Committees.

In 1997 he published Breve storia dei popoli arabi (A Brief History of the Arab peoples) by OSCAR MONDADORI.

In April 1998, in honour of his work, he received the title of Grand Ufficiale of the ORDINE AL MERITO DELLA REPUBBLICA (High Officer in the Republic Order of Merit).

In 1999 he founded the FONDAZIONE FERNI NOJA NOSEDA DI STUDI ARABO-ISLAMICI (containing more than 20’000 volumes about Arab-Islamic civilization) in Lesa (Italy) of which he is the President.

In 1999 he started the Amari Project together with Fr. Déroche aiming to the first critical edition of the Qur’anic text. Nowadays the first volume Sources de la tradition manuscrite du texte coranique. I. Le manuscrit 328a de la Bibliothèque Nationale de France has already been printed while the second Sources de la tradition manuscrite du texte coranique. II. Le manuscrit ar. 2165 de la British Library is in print.

In 1999 he translates from the Arabic manuscript the Arabic Homilies on the Nativity (Gregory of Nazianzus, Proclus of Constantinople, Ephraim the Syrian) for the Fontes Ambrosiani in lucem editi cura et studio bibliothecae Ambrosianae. New Series.

In October 2001 he retired from the Università Cattolica in Milan.

Since 2000 he is the co-Director of the Scientific Commitee of the CENTRO INTERDIPARTIMENTALE DI SCIENZE DELL’ISLAM RE ABDUL AZIZ of the University of Bologna, and he is the responsible of the magazine of the Centre Taqwim-Tacuino. The magazine has already pblished the first issue and a Supplement containing the Arabic text and Italian translation of the Kitab al-tawhid (The Book of the Unicity of God) by Ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhab. The second issue with the second Supplement that is Ibn Taymiyya’s Siyasah al-shar’iyyah (Politics guided by the shari’ah) is in print.

Cooperation with „Il Corriere della Sera“.

Segio Noja Noseda dies on the 31st of January 2008.

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Il 31 gennaio 2008 è scomparso, in seguito ad un incidente stradale, Sergio Noja Noseda, uno dei massimi arabisti italiani e internazionali. Nato a Pola nel 1931, era Presidente della Fondazione Ferni Noja Noseda per gli Studi islamici e già Professore di Lingua e letteratura araba all’Università Cattolica di Milano e di Diritto musulmano presso l’Università di Torino.

Con le sue numerose pubblicazioni sulla storia dell’Islam, tra le quali: Storia dei popoli dell’Islàm in 4 volumi: I – Maometto, Profeta dell’Islàm; II - L’Islàm dell’espansione, dalla morte del Profeta all’invasione mongola 632–1258; III – L’Islàm dell’immobilismo, 1258–1798 ; IV – L’Islàm moderno, dalla conquista napoleonica dell’Egitto all’ultima guerra del Golfo (di quest’ultimo è uscita la 2a edizione aggiornata a dopo l’11 settembre e la caduta di Baghdad), aveva avuto il merito di far conoscere ed interessare il grande pubblico alla cultura araba, che collocava in un contesto multiculturale, grazie alla sua profonda conoscenza non solo della lingua araba, ma anche dell’ebraico e di numerose altre lingue antiche e moderne.

Chi lo ha conosciuto non può dimenticare il suo eclettismo e la sua profondissima cultura che agiva ad ampio spettro, comparando culture e civiltà differenti, che per secoli avevano convissuto ed interagito. Si sapeva sempre da dove incominciavano le sue lezioni, ma mai su cosa sarebbero finite per la sorpresa dei suoi studenti, di cui riusciva a catturare l’attenzione affascinandoli ed aprendo le loro menti ad un mondo culturale che andava al di là della nozione accademica.

Molti dei suoi amici erano stati suoi studenti, rimasti legati a lui da un rapporto di affetto, grazie alla sua profonda umanità: di Sergio si conoscevano i difetti, ma ugualmente gli si voleva bene per certe sue tenerezze indimenticabili e per quel pizzico di follia e di sense of humour con cui affrontava con piacere la vita.

Recentemente era impegnato in un progetto affascinante, quasi una scommessa per lui: la preparazione dei materiali per l’edizione critica del Corano, mai realizzata sinora né in Oriente né in Occidente, di cui sono già stati pubblicati in collaborazione con François Déroche : Sources de la transmission manuscrite du texte coranique , I, Les manuscrits de style higazi; 1 – Le manuscrit arabe 328 (a) de la Bibliothèque national de France ; 2 – Le manuscrit Or. 2165 ( f. 1 à 61 ) de la British Library. La serie di questi facsimili sarebbe continuata – appoggiata da un comitato d’eccellenza riunito al Cairo – come The oldest Koranic scripts (the Prophet, the rightly-guided Caliphs and Umayyad Era), il primo volume dei quali era dedicato ai frammenti sparsi nelle varie biblioteche del mondo (The Fragments, 1,I). Con un accordo con l’Accademia Francese, si era recato nello Yemen dove, dopo decenni di chiusura, aveva avuto uno speciale decreto presidenziale con il permesso di fotografare e pubblicare alcuni manoscritti conservati alla „Casa dei Manoscritti“ a Sanaa, nonché il permesso di prelevare alcuni campioni della preziosa pergamena per la datazione con il carbonio 14. Era apprezzato da principi arabi, ministri ed ambasciatori ed era uno dei pochi arabisti che sapeva muoversi in campo internazionale, nell’interesse esclusivo della scienza e della ricerca. Per i suoi meriti scientifici era stato chiamato a far parte del Comitato istituito all’ Università di Berlino, il Corpus Coranicum, per poter utilizzare i risultati di tutti questi suoi sforzi per la preparazione dell’edizione critica di cui sopra.

Sergio lascia un grande vuoto nel mondo della cultura, ma soprattutto nel cuore di chi lo ha apprezzato e gli ha voluto bene.

Giuliana Malpezzi, Ricordo di Sergio Noja Noseda, Centro di Cultura Italia Asia „Guglielmo Scalise“, Milano

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Sergio Noja Noseda, uno dei più celebri arabisti contemporanei, è morto l’altra sera, investito da un furgone mentre rientrava nella sua casa di Lesa, sul Lago Maggiore. Aveva 77 anni. Nella località lacustre viveva ormai da un decennio e dal 2001 si era ritirato dall’insegnamento universitario. Villa Noseda fu costruita nell’Ottocento. Recentemente restaurata, è stata il set di diversi sceneggiati televisivi degli anni ’70 e ’80, quali Malombra e Il diavolo a Pontelungo. Noja Noseda attendeva a un progetto ambizioso, concepito con l’illustre arabista francese François Déroche: l’edizione critica del Corano. Stava confrontando i manoscritti più antichi e il lavoro – del quale accennò un paio d’anni fa allo scrivente – „era ricco di sorprese e soddisfazioni“. Aggiunse anche la storia del tedesco che aveva tentato l’impresa negli anni ’30: morì cadendo da una montagna e la guerra disperse le sue carte. Brillante, colto, raffinato, sapeva tradurre con facilità estrema ebraico e arabo. Amava giocare anche con geroglifici e ideogrammi; considerava Bin Laden e Al Qaeda come i vecchi anarchici. Tra i suoi libri usciti da Mondadori ricordiamo: Maometto profeta dell’Islam, i diversi volumi della Storia dei popoli dell’Islam nonché la Breve storia dei popoli arabi. Notevole il Catalogo dei manoscritti orientali della Biblioteca Nazionale di Torino (Istituto Poligrafico).

Torno Armando, Addio a Noja Noseda, arabista principe, in: Corriere della Sera, 2 febbraio 2008, p. 44

Khairieh ’Amr

Khairieh ’Amr

P. O. Box 9313
Amman 11191, Jordan
 
 
 

E-mail: kamr@jordanmuseum.jo
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Education

  • Current position (since January 2006): Technical Consultant to the Jordan Museum (ex National Museum Project)
  • 1980–1986: University of London (Institute of Archaeology / Department of Western Asiatic Archaeology). Ph. D. in Archaeology, October 1986.
  • 1974–1977: University of Jordan (Faculty of Sciences / Department of Chemistry). B. Sc. in Chemistry/ Archaeology.

Archaeological Field Work related to Nabataean Sites

  • 1998–2000, Project Director, Wadi Musa Water Supply and Wastewater Project/Archaeological Supervision.
  • 1997, Project Director, Khirbat an-Nawafla Salvage Excavation. Co-director Ahmed Al-Momani.
  • 1997, Project Co-director, Zurrabah Salvage Excavation. Co-director Ahmed Al-Momani.
  • 1996, Project Director, Wadi Musa Water Supply and Wastewater Project/ Archaeological Survey.
  • 1996, Project Director, Wadi Musa Salvage Excavation.
  • 1991–1993 and 1995–1996, Project Co-director, Humayma, director Prof John P. Oleson.
  • 1992–1993, Project Co-Director, „Petra Church Project“, co-directors Drs Zbigniew T. Fiema and Robert Schick.
  • 1991, Project Co-director, Khirbet adh-Dharih, co-directors Drs François Villeneuve and Zeidoun al-Muheisen.
  • 1991, Project Director, Petra/ Zurrabah.
  • 1981, Area Supervisor, Petra/Zurrabah, director Dr Fawzi Zayadine.
  • 1981, Area Supervisor, Petra/Katuta, director Dr Nabil Khairy.
Fawzi Zayadine

Fawzi Zayadine

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Academic curriculum
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André Barmasse

André Barmasse (* 07.07.1969)

E-mail: hc.caua@essamrab.erdna
Publications: AUAC bibliography

Professional curriculum
  • 2013–2020: Technical employee (hardware and software support) at the Bernisches Historisches Museum at Bern
  • 2010–2011: Scientific assistant of the „International Umm al-Biyara Project“ (Petra/Jordan)
  • 2008–2012: Technical employee (hardware and software support) at the Goetheanum at Dornach
  • 2008: Certified Linux System Administrator (LPI Level 1)
  • 2005–2020: scientific employee (internet and database) at the „Swiss Inventory of Coin Finds“ at Bern
  • 2004–2006: Scientific assistant at the „Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae“ (LIMC) at Basel
  • 2002–2009: Scientific assistant of the „International Wadi Farasa Project“ (Petra/Jordan)
  • 2002–2005: Educational assistant at the „Museum der Kulturen“
  • 2001–2003: Scientific intern at the „Antikenmuseum Basel“
  • 1997–1998: Latin teacher at the „Orientierungsschule Basel-Stadt“
  • 1993–2010: Educational assistant at the „Antikenmuseum Basel“
  • 1993–2000: Collaborator of the Basel University excavations at ez-Zantur (Petra/Jordan)
  • 1991–1993: Collaborator of the „Bodenforschung Basel-Stadt“
  • 1990–1997: Technical assistant at „City Disc“ head office at Basel
  • 1986–1990: Technical assistant at Uwe Sorg’s „First Soft“ (Commodore Amiga computers and software) at Basel
Academic curriculum
  • 2000: Master (Lizentiat) in Classical Archaeology from Basel University with the study „Die Rhyta von Mithradatkert“
  • 1994–1999: Studies at Basel University (Classical Archaeology, Near Eastern Archaeology, Latin)
  • 1990–1993: Studies at Basel University (Classical Philology and Archaeology)
  • 1988: Degree from the Humanistisches Gymnasium at Basel (type A with Latin and Ancient Greek)
Main areas of research
  • Digital humanities
  • Open Science and Open Data
  • Nabataean art and architecture
  • Illicit art traffic
  • History of archaeology
  • Linked Open Data
  • Barrier-free HTML5 and CSS3 standards
  • Embedding WMS and GIS data
  • Controlling and monitoring network traffic
Laurent Gorgerat

Laurent Gorgerat (* 01.06.1977)

E-mail: hc.caua@taregrog.tnerual
Publications: AUAC bibliography

Professional curriculum
  • Seit 2007: Mitarbeiter des International Wadi Farasa Project in Petra/Jordanien
  • Seit 2007: Co-editor der online-Zeitschrift „Bulletin of Nabataean Studies“ (BNS, ISSN 1662-1379)
  • Seit 2002: Assistent und Computerverantwortlicher am Seminar für Klassische Archäologie der Universität Basel
  • Seit 2000: Computerverantwortlicher am Ägyptologischen Seminar der Universität Basel
  • 2000: Co-Leitung der Publikumsgrabung in Augusta Raurica
  • 1999: Mitarbeiter der museumspädagogischen Abteilung (Agorá) des Antikenmuseums Basel
  • Seit 1999: Mitarbeiter der Schweizerisch-Liechtensteinischen Ausgrabungen in Petra/Jordanien
  • Seit 1997: Führungen im Antikenmuseum Basel und Sammlung Ludwig
Academic curriculum
  • Seit 2002: Doktorand an der Univeristät Basel. Thema: „Les terres cuites de Pétra. Typologie, chronologie et interprétation du matériel coroplastique provenant des fouilles suisses-liechtensteinoises d’ez Zantur/Pétra“. Leitung: Prof. Dr. R. A. Stucky (Universität Basel).
  • 2002: Lizentiat „Les terres cuites anthropomorphes des Nabatéens. Etude typologique et chronologique“; Leitung: Prof. Dr. R. A. Stucky (Universität Basel), Dr. J. McKenzie (University of Oxford).
  • 1996–2002: Studium an der Universität Basel: Klassische Archäologie (Hauptfach), Prof. Dr. R. A. Stucky; Ägyptologie, Prof. Dr. E. Hornung, Prof. Dr. A. Loprieno; Alte Geschichte, Prof. Dr. J. von Ungern-Sternberg
Main areas of research
  • Griechische, römische und vorderorientalische Koroplastik
  • Geschichte und Infrastruktur der antiken Seefahrt
  • Hellenisierung und Romanisierung des Vorderen Orients
  • Antike Goldschmiedekunst
Zeyad al-Salameen

Zeyad al-Salameen (* 01.11.1974)

E-mail: Zeyad_Mahdi@uaeu.ac.ae
Publications: AUAC bibliography

Professional curriculum
  • Professor at the Petra College for Tourism and Archaeology at Al Hussein Bin Talal University
  • Associate Professor at the Department of History and Archaeology at the United Arab Emirates University
Academic curriculum
  • 2004: PhD degree from the University of Manchester with the thesis „The Nabataean Economy in the Light of Archaeological Evidence“
  • 2000: MA degree in Archaeology from the University of Jordan (Accumulated average 3.94 out of 4, Excellent)
  • 1995: BA degree in Archaeology from the University of Jordan (Accumulated average 80.1, Very Good)
  • 1992–1999: Studies at the University of Jordan (Archaeology)
Main areas of research
Leigh-Ann Bedal

Leigh-Ann Bedal

School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Penn State Erie / The Behrend College
170 Kochel Center
4951 College Drive
Erie, PA 16563-1501

E-mail: ude.usp@14bxl
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Education

  • 2002: Associate Professor of Anthropology at Penn State Behrend
  • 2000: Ph. D. in anthropology from University of Pennsylvania
  • 1992: M. A. in Near Eastern Studies-Mesopotamian archaeology from University of California, Berkeley
  • 1986: B. A. in anthropology from California State University, Northridge
Nelson Glueck

Nelson Glueck (* June 4, 1900, † February 12, 1971)

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Professional Experience

  • 1948: President of Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati
  • 1933–1934: Annual professor at the American School of Oriental Research in Baghdad
  • 1942–1947: Field director the American School of Oriental Research in Baghdad
  • 1936–1940: Director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem
  • 1932–1933: Director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem
  • 1936: Professor of the Bible and biblical archaeology at the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati
  • 1928: Instructor at the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati

Education

  • 1927: Ph. D. in biblical studies from the University of Jena, Germany
  • 1923–1927: Studies of Eastern lore, Assyrian, and Ethiopic at the Universities of Berlin and Heidelberg
  • 1923: Ordination as Reform rabbi from the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati
  • 1920: B. A. in anthropology from the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati
  • 1918: Degree in Hebrew literature from the Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati

Glueck was born on June 4, 1900, in Cincinnati, Ohio, one of seven children of Morris Glueck, a merchant, and Anna Rubin. Glueck’s parents instilled in him a profound devotion to his Jewish heritage, which would later inform his archaeological pursuits. He traced his fascination with artifacts to childhood explorations of a fossil site and an Indian burial ground in and around Cincinnati.

In 1927, Glueck took a study trip to the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem to pursue a growing interest in Palestinian archaeology. The school was then headed by American archaeologist William F. Albright, who had devised one of the first systems for dating ruins of the ancient Near East. Albright trained Glueck in this system, which relied on the classification of Palestinian potsherds, or pottery fragments, according to hundreds of variations. Intermittently during the period 1927–1932, Glueck traveled on foot to all of Albright’s excavations, becoming an expert in ceramic chronology while at the same time experiencing the biblical resonances of the Holy Land. During his training under Albright, Glueck decided against the rabbinical pulpit for which he had been trained in favor of. He saw the south Transjordanian desert and the Negev as a vast terra incognita that required exploration square mile by square mile; Glueck’s topographical survey of these regions, undertaken between 1932 and 1967, resulted in the discovery of approximately 1500 ancient sites and established him as one of the foremost Palestinian archaeologists of the twentieth century.

Glueck alternated his nomadic wanderings through Palestine with his career as an educator and administrator. His contributions to archaeology were made during numerous leaves of absence from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, where he had become an instructor in 1928. Glueck advanced through the ranks to become professor of the Bible and biblical archaeology in 1936, a position he held until his death. His teaching career included a stint as lecturer in biblical literature at the University of Cincinnati in the 1935–1936 academic year. Glueck also served as director of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem from 1932 to 1933 and 1936 to 1940. He was annual professor at the American School of Oriental Research in Baghdad, Iraq (1933–1934) and used his position as field director there (1942–1947) to gather military intelligence for the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. In March 1948, Glueck was appointed president of Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati; shortly after that institution merged with the Jewish Institute of Religion in New York in July 1948, Glueck became the first president of the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, a post that designated him as the leader of Reform Judaism in the United States. As such, Glueck gave the benediction at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy in 1961. Under Glueck, the college opened a Los Angeles campus in 1950 and in 1960 founded the Hebrew Union College Biblical and Archaeological School in Jerusalem (later the Nelson Glueck School of Biblical Archaeology), a postdoctoral research and excavation center. Glueck made it a requirement for rabbinical students of the American college to spend one year studying at the center in Israel, in order to facilitate their learning of Hebrew.

Glueck called himself a biblical archaeologist because he grounded his archaeological excavations on his reading of the Old Testament. Using the Old Testament as his guide, Glueck mapped out the biblical kingdoms of Edom, Moab, and Ammon, providing the first scientific insight into the dating of the biblical patriarchs. He uncovered historical evidence of the Nabataeans, an early Arab people. His most celebrated finding came in 1934, when he discovered Khirbet Nahas, a ruin he identified as King Solomon’s mines. Glueck wrote several books popularizing biblical archaeology, and contributed numerous popular articles on his findings to National Geographic and the New York Times Magazine. His technical reports were published in Explorations in Eastern Palestine, the annual journal of the American School of Oriental Research.

Glueck died of cancer in Cincinnati on February 12, 1971.

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David Graf

David F. Graf

Department of History
University of Miami
P .O. Box 248107
Coral Gables, FL 33124-4662
 

E-mail: Dgraf@Miami.edu
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Professional Experience

  • Director, Program on Classical Antiquity, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl. (2001–)
  • Professor, Department of History, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (1995–)
  • Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (1990–1995).
  • Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL (1986–1990).
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Program on Studies in Religion, The University of Michigan (1984–1986).
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of History & Philosophy, Montana State University (1983–1984).
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Studies, The University of Michigan (1982–1983).
  • Associate Editor of the Biblical Archaeologist for the American Schools of Oriental Research (1980–82) and the Anchor Bible Dictionary (1984–1992).

Academic Training

  • Ph. D. (1979), History Department, The University of Michigan (Dissertation: „Medism: Greek Collaboration with Achaemenid Persia“; chairman, Professor C. G. Starr (DAI 40/10 [1980]: 5541-2A).
  • M. A. (1975), Department of Near Eastern Languages, The University of Michigan
  • B. D. with Honors (1970), McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago
  • B. A. (1965), Harding College, Searcy, Arkansas

Honors and awards

  • Sterling Dow Fellowship, at the Center for Epigraphical and Paleographical Studies, in the Department of Greek and Latin, Ohio State University (2004).
  • William Fulbright Scholar Award for Saudi Arabia (2003).
  • Stanley J. Seeger Research Fellowship, Program in Hellenic Studies, Princeton University (2003).
  • Visiting Scholar, Selwyn College, Cambridge University (summer 2001)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, (life-time member; chapter president, 1997–1998)
  • Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars (1997)
  • American Schools of Oriental Research Archaeological Grant (1995)
  • NEH Summer Research Grant (1994).
  • Senior Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D. C. (1993)
  • Visiting Scholar (Summer), Wolfson College, Oxford (1992)
  • Max Orovitz Research Grants, University of Miami (1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1997–1998, 2000)
  • General Research Support Grants, University of Miami (1988–89, 1990–1991, 1993–94, 1996–2001).
  • Dorot Foundation, New York (1986, 1987).
  • US Information Agency Grant for Instruction in the Institute for Archaeology and Anthropology at Yarmouk – University, Irbid, Jordan (Summer, 1988).
  • ACLS Travel Grant for Valbonne, France (1985)
  • NEH Fellow, American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan (1979–1980).
  • American Schools of Oriental Research Grant, 1978.
  • Rackham Research Grant, The University of Michigan, 1978.

Archaeological Activities

  • Co-director, AEastern Desert Epigraphical Survey," Madaba Plains Project, Jordan, 1996–1997.
  • Director, Roman Road Project, Jordan, 1986–1995.
  • Epigrapher, Zeugma Archaeological Project (Turkey), Director D. Kennedy, 1993.
  • Epigraphic Consultant, American Schools of Oriental Research Projects in Jordan, 1986–1994.
  • Director of Excavations at Sadaqa and Quweira (Jordan), 1989.
  • Survey Staff, Myos Hormos Project (Egypt), Directed by S. E. Sidebotham, University of Delaware 1987.
  • Survey Staff, Udhruh (Jordan) Project, Directed by Alistair Killick, Institute of Archaeology, University of London, 1985.
  • Hijaz Expedition (Saudi Arabia), Department of Archaeology and Museology, King Saud University, Riyadh, 1984.
  • Co-Director (with J. W. Eadie), Survey Humayma Region (Jordan) Project, University of Michigan, 1983.
  • Staff Assistant, Tel Anafa (Galilee) Excavations, Director S. Herbert, University of Michigan, 1981.
  • Staff Assistant, Baq’a Valley (Jordan) Excavations, Director P. McGovern, (MASCA) University of Pennsylvania, 1980.
  • Director, Hisma Survey (Jordan), NEH/ASOR project with the American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, 1978–1980.
  • Museum Research on the Keremeikos Ostraca (Athens, Greece) under the supervision of Dr. Franz Willemsen, Director of the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, 1978.
Philip C. Hammond

Philip C. Hammond (* 1924, † February 24, 2008)

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Personal Informations

  • Date and place of birth: May 5, 1924, Brooklyn, New York
  • Citizenship: U. S. A.
  • Married: Lin J. Hammond, 5 December 1992

Education

  • Ph. D. The Graduate School, Yale University - Middle East Archaeology, 1957; Dissertation: A Study of Nabatean Ceramics (Ann Arbor, University Microfilms, 1968)
  • M. A. The Graduate School, Yale University - Semitics: languages; history; culture; archaeology; 1953
  • B. D. s. c. l., Drew Theological Seminary, Drew University - Semitics: languages: Hebrew, Arabic, Aramaic, Syriac; history; religion; culture – 1951
  • B. A. s. c. l., Brothers College, Drew University - Syro-Palestinian history, culture, literature, biblical criticism; psychology; philosophy – 1948

Additional Study

  • Boston University, Washington Square College, N. Y. U. (summer session – 1947, 1948, 1951)
  • American School of Oriental Research, Jerusalem – 1953–1955 (field archaeology at Jericho, Dhiban)

Academic Positions

  • 1996 Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, Arizona State University
  • 1995 Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, University of Utah
  • 1974–1994 Professor of Anthropology, University of Utah
  • 1980 Visiting Professor Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt (Winter)
  • 1969–1974 Associate Professor, University of Utah, Department of Anthropology
  • 1966–1969 Associate Professor of Mediterranean Archaeology, Brandeis University
  • 1960–1966 Assistant Professor of O. T., Princeton Theological Seminary
  • 1957–1960 Assistant Professor of Religion, Lycoming College

Professional Affiliations

  • 1991–1992 President, Sigma Xi Chapter, University of Utah
  • 1990 Referee, NGS, Research & Exploration Committee
  • 1990 Mentor, University Mentoring Program
  • 1988 Chair, Nabataea and Arabia Petraea Session, Association of Ancient Historians; Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, May
  • 1988–1995 Referee, Wenner Gren Foundation
  • 1984 Referee, National Endowment for the Humanities (Archaeology)
  • 1983–1995 Referee, Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Archaeology)
  • 1983 Referee, Bulletin of the American School of Oriental Research
  • 1983 Consultant to the Hansen Planetarium, Salt Lake City (Programming)
  • 1982 Consultant to National Geographic Society publications
  • 1982 Consultant, Hansen Planetarium, Salt Lake City (Archaeoastronomy)
  • 1981–1995 Referee, National Science Foundation (Anthropology Division, Archaeology, Archaeometry)

Professional and Learned Societies

  • Archaeological Society of Jamaica (Honorary member)
  • ARAM, Oxford University, England, Academic Board (Member, 1987–)
  • ASOR
  • Friends of Archaeology, Amman, Jordan (1989–)
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Phi Gamma Mu
  • Register of Professional Archaeologists
  • SBL
  • Sigma Xi

Professional Interests

  • Palaeo-culture and archaeology of the Middle East, archaeometry, Old World prehistory, archaeological method and theory, field techniques.

Honors

  • B. A., B. D., summa cum laude
  • Rose Memorial Scholar (Drew University)
  • Tipple Fellow in Semitics (D. T. S.)
  • University Scholar (Yale University)
  • University Fellow (Yale University)
  • Fellow, ASOR
  • Who’s Who in the West
  • Who’s Who in American Education
  • Who’s Who in Science

Field Experience

  • 1981–1982 Director, Tell El-Shuqafiya Expedition, Egypt
  • 1977 Director, Electronic-Instrumented Field Survey and Excavations:Tell El-Shuqafiya, Egypt
  • 1973–present Director, American Expedition to Petra - Temple of the Winged Lions, Petra, Jordan
  • 1976 Prehistoric Site Survey, Jordan
  • 1975 Director, Electronic-Instrumented Field Survey and Excavations: Nag Hammadi, Egypt
  • 1972 Field Survey, Salmon Ruins (New Mexico)
  • 1969–1970 Director, Electronic-Instrumented Field Survey and Excavations: Sevilla La Nueva, Jamaica
  • 1963–1966 Director, American Expedition to Hebron
  • 1961, 1962 Director, American Expedition to Petra – Main Theater
  • 1959 Assistant Director, Petra Expedition
  • 1954, 1955 Fellow, ASOR, Jerusalem
Obituary

Philip C. Hammond, professor emeritus of anthropology at the University of Utah and adjunct professor of anthropology at Arizona State University, passed away on February 24 after a lengthy illness. He was 83 years old. Hammond’s archaeological work included sites in Jordan and Egypt such as Nag Hammadi, Hebron (Tell er-Rumeide) and Petra. From 1963 to 1966 he directed the American Expedition to Hebron, which carried out the first excavations of the site where the traditional patriarchal burial cave of Machpelah is located. The Six-Day War of 1967, however, forced Hammond to postpone and ultimately abandon his work at the West Bank site. Hammond subsequently turned his attention to Petra in Jordan. He and his wife, Lin, led several excavations at the site over the years, and he became an expert in the archaeology, history and culture of the Nabataeans.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Hammond was a decorated World War II veteran and a graduate of Brothers College and Drew Theological Seminary at Drew University. He studied at the American School in Jerusalem (now the W. F. Albright Institute) in 1954–1955 and earned his Ph. D. in archaeology from Yale in 1957. Before coming to the University of Utah in 1969, Hammond also taught at Lycoming College, Princeton Theological Seminary and Brandeis University. He retired in 1994.

Professor Jeffrey R. Chadwick of Brigham Young University, who inherited Hammond’s Hebron research, described the „generous and genuine“ support of his teacher and colleague. „Phil Hammond was a fascinating and friendly individual for whom archaeology was a passion as much as a profession. His work at Hebron was groundbreaking, and his accomplishments at Petra are enjoyed by every visitor to the ‚rose red city‘.“

D. D. R., Philip C. Hammond (1924–2008), in: Biblical Archaeology Review, May 2008

A Day at the Dig: What is a day of digging really like at Petra?

Written by Philip C. Hammond

This writer has directed archeological excavations at the Temple of the Winged Lions for the past 15 years, with earlier periods along the city wall and at the Main Theater. The daily routine is part of a life quite different from that of Indiana Jones. More than 200 Arab, American, European and Japanese students have shared that experience at Petra, and helped bring back to life the people of ancient Nabatea.

Morning begins at the grim hour of 4:30 a.m., generally to the sound of the director’s tape-recorded bagpipe music, thoughtfully supplied by a colleague at the university. Breakfast is at five a.m. - provided the propane cylinder isn’t empty, the cook hasn’t overslept and the water supply hasn’t broken down- with porridge as a main menu item. Site crews and lab crews are at work by six, with the expedition’s student participants rotated on a weekly basis through the various jobs that make up archeology today: supervising (and doing!) the actual digging, surveying, processing the material remains recovered in excavation and recording the results by making drawings, taking photographs, and filling out endless forms. Break time comes at 10 a.m. - a half hour of sardines, bread, jam, tea and just plain rest. Then more work until one p.m., when activity on the site stops for the day and lunch follows.

The menu depends on the supplies currently available in the market at Wadi Musa, and tends to feature rice in great abundance. After lunch, people read, sleep or go for a swim in the small pool in Wadi Siyagha - or make the 40-minute trek to the "real" pool at our neighborhood four-star hotel. "Pottery mat" takes place at six p.m., when the sherds and other artifacts of the previous day are examined, discussed and sampled for later drawing. Dinner is at seven - with more rice. At eight, the on-site crews gather at the "Daily Progress Chart" on the wall of the old Nazzal’s Camp, the dig headquarters, and work up the stratigraphic results of the day’s excavations.

While all this is going on, the field laboratory is busy processing each day’s recovered artifacts for registration and interpretation. Pottery sherds are washed, sorted and photographed; bones are identified; stone and plaster are brushed off; metals are cleaned; and the records begin to mount up. Records are the life-blood of a dig, for archeological excavation is destructive, and the only way a site’s history can be reconstructed is from whatever is recorded - notes taken during excavation on-site, notes taken in the lab, sherd drawings, photographs, and a host of other records, including actual material samples.

Such is the routine five days a week, for the six to eight weeks of an archeological season. Fridays are days off, for trips around the Petra Basin and similar exhausting recreational activities. Saturdays are devoted to drawing pottery sherds-1065 of them last season - for dating and comparison with published examples from other sites in the Middle East.

But it’s not all work, either. Thirty-five years of contact with the Bedouins at Petra open the way for invitations to mansafs - traditional feasts at which roast goat is usually served - weddings, dances and all sorts of other local events. Dart games, card games, music, reading and occasional birthday and un-birthday parties round out the days. People get to know each other through conversation, in campor at Petra’s "general store." An R&R trip to the beaches of Aqaba relieves the monotony at mid-season, with an occasional need for recuperation after, the visit.

Myths aside-though we have our own myths and legends as well - such is the reality of archeology at Petra.

Source: Aramco World

Christopher A. Tuttle

Christopher A. Tuttle

Brown University
Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology
Rhode Island Hall
60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912

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