Umm as-Surab Landscape and History of a Settlement in the Jordanian Hawrān (05/11/2019)
محاضرة: أُمّ السّرَبْ، مَشهدٌ من قريةٍ في حورانَ الأردنيّةِ وتاريخها
- Piero Gilento, archaeologist, expert in Building Archaeology, Marie Curie Alumnus, co-director of the research project in the village of Umm as-Surab, Associate Researcher in the
APOHR team, Unité Mixte de Recherche 7041, Nanterre.
- Pierre-Marie Blanc, archaeologist, Research Engineer at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS-UMR7041), Nanterre, responsible for the APOHR team – Archéologie du
Proche Orient hellénistique et romain, Director of the French Archaeological Mission in Northern Jordan (French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs).
- Gourguen Davtian, research Engineer at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS-UMR7264) in Nice and at the University of Nice. He is specialized in Geomatics and
responsible in Geomatic Studies (GIS, GNSS, Remote Sensing)
- Apolline Vernet, archaeologist, Research Associate at the Unité Mixte de Recherche 8167 – CNRS, team Islam médiéval, Orient et Méditerranée, Paris.
- Khaled al-Bashaireh, professor of Archaeometry at the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Archaeology and Anthropology, Yarmouk University.
This presentation will illustrate the results of the archaeological research carried out in the village of Umm as-Surab, Mafraq governorate, during the 2017 and 2018 fieldwork seasons. The study of Umm as-Surab aims to outline the historical evolution dynamics and settlement patterns in a diachronic perspective through a multidisciplinary approach.
On the one hand, the study of building techniques, combined with archaeometric analysis and dating of mortar samples taken according to stratigraphic sequences, has allowed to develop a more precise chronology of some architectural complexes, providing data for new reflections on the transition period between Late Antiquity and the Islamic era. On the other hand, an archaeological excavation, and the surface surveys carried out in the village and its surroundings, has increased the data on the occupational sequences which are currently less visible in the existant architectural remains. The synthesis and interpretation of all this information creates a complex picture of the evolution of a settlement in the Jordanian basaltic area improving our knowledge on the history of the Hawrān.
Date and time
Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 6.30 pm