'Whereas numerous textbooks have been devoted to the archaeology of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, there is much less published on the equally rich and important cultual remains east of hte Jordan River. The present textbook is therefore most welcome.'
Peter M. Fischer, Gothenburg University, American Journal of Archaeology 114.1 (January 2010)

'In addition to updating existing chapters, Adams has made this new paperback edition more affordable and therefore more accessible. It will be particularly useful for students of Near Eastern archaeology, as a close equal to Levy's Archaeology of Society in the Holy Land (1995).'
John D.M. Green, Ashmolean Museum, Unviersity of Oxford, Antiquity 84 (2010)

'With this collection of essays, a distinguished panel of experts provides the only currently available systematic survey of archaeology in Jordan. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.'
CHOICE, July 2009