Building Archaeology in Jordan Project (مشروع علم الآثار المبنية في الأردن)

The project explores architecture in Jordan in the Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic period, focusing on أم السراب and the Mafraq Governorate. Object of investigations were the building techniques and materials using archaeological and archaeometric methods (e.g. mortar analysis), and photogrammetry. No dataset for this project is available online, but a report of the excavations seasons was published in openaccess in ADAJ and is linked in the resources to this entry. More recent open-access publications on the area of Southern Hauran (2016) and on Umm al-Surab (2016) are also linked in the resources.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Author Piero Gilento
Maintainer Open Edition
Last Updated September 23, 2020, 07:21 (BST)
Created June 1, 2020, 14:25 (BST)
Project principal and co-investigators

Roberto Parenti;

Piero Gilento.

Project team

Stefano Anastasio;

T. Hunaiti;

J. al-Qutaish;

S. Mariotti;

F. Saliola;

A. Arrighetti;

P. Caciagli;

N. Pini;

E. Casalini;

A. Fortini;

A. Furno;


N. Pini;

C. Sessa.

Project start date 2009-01-01
Project end date 2012-01-01
Project status Completed
Project funder

University of Siena;

Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Citation information

Gilento P. (2017), Ancient architecture in the village of Umm al-Surab, Northern Jordan, Syria [En ligne], 92 | 2015, mis en ligne le 01 juin 2017, URL : ; DOI : (Last accessed 01/06/2020).

Anastasio S., Gilento, P., and Parenti, R. (2016), Ancient Buildings and Masonry Techniques in the Southern Hauran, Jordan. Journal of Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology and Heritage Studies 4(4): 299-320, URL: (Last accessed 01/06/2020).

Parenti R. (2012), Building Archaeology in Jordan: Preliminary Report on the 2009 - 2011 Surveys at Umm As-Surab, ADAJ, 56: 187-195, URL: (Last accessed 01/06/2020).

Time Periods Byzantine, Roman, Islamic Unspecified
Data type Images Plan or Sketch, Text report, Images Map, Structured graphics-models Photogrammetric model, Text manuscript, Images Photograph, Images Artefact Drawing, Structured graphics-models 3D model