Petra Area and Wadi Silaysil Survey (PAWS) - Project Webpages (المسح الأثري في منطقة البترا ووادي سليسل)

The Petra Area and Wadi Silaysil Survey (PAWS) is a pedestrian survey carried out in the area north of Petra City Centre at Wadi Slaysil, Wadi Beqaa, and Bayda, including the slopes of the Shara Mountains towards the village of Umm Sayhun. The survey also mapped and recorded archaeological features in the landscape. All field walkers were equipped with GPS. The project main webpage provides an aerial photograph of the areas surveyed between 2010 and 2012. Outlines of the activities carried out during the 2010, 2011, and 2012 survey seasons are available on the respective season pages. The 2010 survey was also published in the 2011 ADAJ volume (see citation).

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Author Alex Knodell
Maintainer Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University Box 1837 / 60 George Street Providence, RI 02912
Last Updated September 23, 2020, 07:20 (BST)
Created November 19, 2019, 09:16 (GMT)
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Project principal and co-investigators

Alex Knodell;

Brad Sekedat.

Project team

Cecelia Feldman Weiss;

Susan E. Alcock.

Project start date 2010-01-01
Project end date 2012-12-31
Project status Completed
Project funder

The Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World at Brown University

Citation information

Knodell A.R. and Alcock S.E. 2011, The Brown University Petra Archaeological Project: 2010 Petra area and Wādī Sulaysil survey, Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 55: 489-509.

Time Periods Byzantine, Hellenistic, Persian, Roman, Palaeolithic Unspecified, Nabataean, Chalcolithic Unspecified, Epi-Palaeolithic Unspecified, Islamic Unspecified, Bronze Age Unspecified, Iron Age unspecified, Neolithic Unspecified
Data type Images Photograph, Text - Other, Images Map