Landscapes of Survival. Pastoralist Societies, Rock Art and Literacy in Jordan’s Black Desert (200 BC to 800 AD) - Website (معالم البقاء في الصحراء السوداء الأردنية (200 قبل الميلاد إلى 800 بعد الميلاد))

The project focuses on pastoralist lifeways and the treatment of the dead in the 'Black Desert', analysing the role of rock-art in signing the landscape, and the implications of widespread literacy among the local peoples 200 BC to AD 800. The project website provides an overview of the project aims and contains sections discussing more in details aspects crucial to the project, mainly Archaeology: Ways of Life and Death in a Pastoral Landscape, Rock Art: Figurative Narratives in a Pastoral Landscape, and Epigraphy: Literacy and Identity in a Pastoral Landscape. It also contains a list of the publications by the team members.

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Maintainer Universiteit Leiden, Rapenburg 70, 2311 EZ Leiden, Netherlands
Last Updated September 23, 2020, 07:19 (BST)
Created July 10, 2020, 14:56 (BST)
Project URL http://www.landscapesofsurvival.org/
Project principal and co-investigators

Peter Akkermans;

Ahmad Al-Jallad.

Project team

Harmen Huigens;

Nathalie Brusgaard;

Chiara Della Puppa;

Merel Brüning.

Project start date 2015-01-01
Project end date 2018-12-31
Project status Completed
Project funder

Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

Citation information

Akkermans P. and Al-Jallad A. (n.d.), Landscapes of Survival. Pastoralist Societies, Rock Art and Literacy in Jordan’s Black Desert (200 BC to 800 AD) - Website, http://www.landscapesofsurvival.org/ (Last accessed 10/07/2020).

Time Periods Nabataean, Byzantine, Hellenistic, Roman, Islamic Early
Data type Images Photograph, Text - Other