Table of Contents
The Wadi Faynan today: landscape, environment, and people (David Gilbertson, Carol Palmer, Hwedi el-Rishi, Christopher Hunt, Sue McLaren and Brian Pyatt)
The past and present landscapes of the Wadi Faynan: geoarchaeological approaches and frameworks (Hwedi El-Rishi, Chris Hunt, David Gilbertson, John Grattan, Sue McLaren, Brian Pyatt, Geoff Duller, Gavin Gillmore and Paul Phillips)
Recording and classifying the archaeological record (Oliver Creighton, David Mattingly and Graeme Barker)
The Wadi Faynan field systems (Paul Newson, Graeme Barker, Patrick Daly and David Gilbertson)
Pleistocene environments and human settlement (Sue McLaren, Tim Reynolds, David Gilbertson, John Grattan, Chris Hunt, Graeme Barker and Geoff Duller)
Early Holocene environments and early farming, c.11,000-7000 cal. BP, c.9500-5000 cal. BC (Chris Hunt, Sue McLaren, Tim Reynolds, Graeme Barker, Hwedi El-Rishi, David Gilbertson and John Grattan)
Chalcolithic (c.5000-3600 cal. BC) and Bronze Age (c.3600-1200 cal. BC) settlement: metallurgy and social complexity (Graeme Barker, Russ Adams, Oliver Creighton, Hwedi El-Rishi, David Gilbertson, John Grattan, Chris Hunt, Paul Newson, Brian Pyatt and Tim Reynolds)
The making of early states: the Iron Age and Nabataean periods (David Mattingly, Paul Newson, John Grattan, Roberta Tomber. Graeme Barker, David Gilbertson and Chris Hunt)
A landscape of imperial power: Roman and Byzantine Phaino (David Mattingly, Paul Newson, Oliver Creighton, Roberta Tomber, John Grattan, Chris Hunt, David Gilbertson and Brian Pyatt)
From the Arab conquest to the present day: environment, archaeology, ethnoarchaeology (Carol Palmer, David Gilbertson, Paul Newson, Patrick Daly, Hwedi El-Rishi, John Grattan, Chris Hunt, David Mattingly, Sue McLaren, Brian Pyatt, Helen Smith and Roberta Tomber)
Archaeology and desertification in the Wadi Faynan (David Gilbertson, Graeme Barker, David Mattingly and Carol Palmer)
Appendix 1: Wadi Faynan Landscape Survey site gazetteer (CD) (David Mattingly, Oliver Creighton, Graeme Barker and David Gilbertson)
Appendix 2: Published radiocarbon dates from the Faynan region (David Gilbertson, Chris Hunt and David Mattingly)
Appendix 3: Lithic artefacts collected by the Wadi Faynan landscape Survey (Tim Reynolds)
Appendix 4: Bronze Age pottery and site associations (Russ Adams)
Appendix 5: Classical and Islamic pottery (Roberta Tomber)
Reviews & Quotes
"carefully presents a huge amount of information and it will be a valuable source for those researching past and ongoing environment-human interactions.'"
"This is an excellent book about the complex relationships in the sphere of archaeology, human ecology and desert environments. The volume integrates in an exemplary way the options and choices concerning research strategies and methods with the vast amount of results obtained... Valuable for both professionals and students'."
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Journal of Archaeological Science
"An extremely well organized and clearly presented multi-disciplinary regional study that is of value for the individual findings of the various scientific teams and collectively as a model for long-term change and development in the region.'"
"The project directors, editors, and contributors should be congratulated for producing a clear, well illustrated, sufficiently detailed, easy to use and comprehensive report.'"