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Jerash Papers (JP 6)

Environmental Studies, Remote Sensing, and Modelling
Final Publications from the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project I

A. Lichtenberger, R. Raja (eds.)
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XIV+247 p., 80 b/w ill. + 4 colour ill., 19 b/w tables, 156 x 234 mm, 2020
ISBN: 978-2-503-58886-5
Languages: English
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The final publications of the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project is the most comprehensive publication on the archaeology of Gerasa, a Decapolis in northern Jordan, since the 1938 publication edited by C. H. Kraeling

The Decapolis city of Jerash has long attracted attention from travellers and scholars, due both to the longevity of the site and the remarkable finds uncovered during successive phases of excavation that have taken place from 1902 onwards. Between 2011 and 2016, a Danish-German team, led by the universities of Aarhus and Münster, focused their attention on the Northwest Quarter of Jerash — the highest point within the walled city — and this volume is the first in a series of books presenting the team’s final results.

Covering different themes and categories of finds, this volume focuses on the geophysical survey and other remote-sensing work undertaken in and around the Northwest Quarter, and also presents an in-depth discussion of the environmental studies performed at the site. This includes the geoscientific analysis carried out in various contexts, as well as radiocarbon dating, studies of both human and animal bones, and conclusions drawn from the archaeobotanical research.

Achim Lichtenberger and Rubina Raja are professors of classical archaeology and directors of the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project. They specialise in the archaeology of the Mediterranean and Levant and have published widely on Gerasa and the region in general.

Table of Contents

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1. A New Perspective on Gerasa/Jerash through the Findings of the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project: The Final Publications of the Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project (2011–2016) — ACHIM LICHTENBERGER AND RUBINA RAJA

Environmental Studies

2. The Geology of the Northwest Quarter of Ancient Jerash within its Regional Context — GENEVIEVE HOLDRIDGE


4. Olives, Vines, Pulses, and Cereals: Evidence of the Plant Food Economy from the Northwest Quarter of Jerash — METTE MARIE HALD

5. The Faunal Remains from the Northwest Quarter in Jerash — PERNILLE BANGSGAARD

6. Human Remains from the Northwest Quarter in Jerash — MARIE LOUISE S. JØRKOV

7. Dating the Undatable: Pre-Treatment and Radiocarbon Dating of Human Bones with Extremely Low Collagen Preservation from Jerash — BENTE PHILIPPSEN AND JESPER OLSEN

Remote Sensing and Modelling

8. Mapping Jerash by Remote Sensing — SØREN M. KRISTIANSEN AND DAVID STOTT

9. Geophysical Data and Archaeological Evidence: A Comparative Interpretation — RUDOLF KNIEß, ACHIM LICHTENBERGER, DANA PILZ, AND RUBINA RAJA

10. Radiocarbon Dating and Bayesian Modelling — BENTE PHILIPPSEN AND JESPER OLSEN

Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Christian Church : Institutional History
Early Church (pre-Constantine, to c. 312)
Eastern & Orthodox Churches (from c. 312)
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Ancient history & archaeology: Africa & Asia
Palestine & Near East
Mesopotamia & Iranian plateau (Middle East)
Ancient history & archaeology: Europe
Rome (with Italy and adjacent territories)

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