Walking Through Jordan - Essays in Honor of Burton MacDonald - Michael Neeley

Walking Through Jordan - Essays in Honor of Burton MacDonald - Michael Neeley

Burton MacDonald and the Stone Age in Jordan

Walking Through Jordan - Essays in Honor of Burton MacDonald - Michael Neeley

Geoffrey Clark [+-]
Arizona State University
Geoffrey A. Clark is Regents’ Professor Emeritus, School of Human Evolution and Social Change at Arizona State University. He has done fieldwork in Arizona, France, Spain, Cyprus, Turkey, Sudan and Jordan and is the author, co-author or editor of over 300 articles, notes, reviews and comments, and 12 monographs and books on human biological and cultural evolution in “deep time”—the past four million years.

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Although a classical scholar, Burton MacDonald has done more than any other single individual to improve our understanding of the Stone Age in Jordan. Beginning in 1979 he directed surveys in the (1) Wadi al-Hasa (1979–83), (2) the Southern Ghors and Northeast Wadi Araba (1985–86), (3) from Tafila to Busayra (1999–2001), (4) Ayl to Ras en'Naqb (2005–07) and (5) from Shamakh to Ayl (2010–12). While these projects produced much new data on town sites, hamlets, farmsteads and fortifications dating to the Neolithic, Metal Ages, classical antiquity and the Islamic caliphates, dozens of Lower, Middle, Upper and Epipaleolithic sites were also discovered, many of them subsequently investigated by other workers. MacDonald always sought to include paleolithic archaeologists in his surveys and the projects were an incubator for many younger scholars who went on to productive careers in the profession. The results of these projects are summarized here.

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Clark, Geoffrey. Burton MacDonald and the Stone Age in Jordan. Walking Through Jordan - Essays in Honor of Burton MacDonald. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 347-382 Nov 2017. ISBN 9781781792834. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=28918. Date accessed: 16 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.28918. Nov 2017

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