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The purpose of this colloquium (28-30 September 2015) was to discuss how recent advances in the archaeological investigation of northern Jordan (Amman) can influence a wider approach to understanding Jordan’s cultural heritage through discovery, re-interpretation and better presentation. The conference gathered international and national specialists from a range of disciplines. These include archaeologists active at multi-period sites and on survey projects, experts in remote sensing and aerial archaeology, geoarchaeologists and geographers. By bringing them together with NGOs and practitioners with a stake in the development of cultural tourism in northern Jordan, we wished to foster better co-operation and collaboration.This inter-disciplinary discussion, focussing on archaeological sites and landscapes, showed that their value is not just historical and cultural but can also be economic, educational and social

Protecting the Past: Archaeology, Conservation and Tourism in the North of Jordan Oxford University

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The purpose of this colloquium (28-30 September 2015) was to discuss how recent advances in the archaeological investigation of northern Jordan (Amman) can influence a wider approach to understanding Jordan’s cultural heritage through discovery, re-interpretation and better presentation. The conference gathered international and national specialists from a range of disciplines. These include archaeologists active at multi-period sites and on survey projects, experts in remote sensing and aerial archaeology, geoarchaeologists and geographers. By bringing them together with NGOs and practitioners with a stake in the development of cultural tourism in northern Jordan, we wished to foster better co-operation and collaboration.This inter-disciplinary discussion, focussing on archaeological sites and landscapes, showed that their value is not just historical and cultural but can also be economic, educational and social

    Damage Assessment and Digital 2D -3D Documentation: Selected case studies from the World Heritage Site of Petra, Jordan

    Damage Assessment and Digital 2D -3D Documentation: Selected case studies from the World Heritage Site of Petra, Jordan

    Dr Bala'awi (Hashemite University) presents the results of a project of digital heritage documentation at Petra conducted by the Hashemite University

    • 7 min
    Private Ownership or Public Domain? The Cultural Heritage of Tall al-`Umayri at Risk

    Private Ownership or Public Domain? The Cultural Heritage of Tall al-`Umayri at Risk

    Dr Clark (LaSierra, Madaba Plains Project) speaks of the issues involved in the protection of Tell 'Umeiri, a multi-period site in the Madaba region (central Jordan)

    • 5 min
    Palestinian experience in building a detailed database of archaeological sites

    Palestinian experience in building a detailed database of archaeological sites

    Dr al-Jaradat (Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Palestine) speaks of the Palestinian national inventory of cultural heritage sites, for which work began in 2002 and is still ongoing Since the creation of a Palestinian Department of National Register, Palestinian authorities and international partners have work to build a comprehensive database of cultural heritage sites in the West Bank. This database comprises both published and unpublished data, recorded on an ESRI ArcGIS geodatabase. The main purpose of this inventory is to protect the main archaeological sites from ongoing building activities.

    • 16 min
    Impact of Jordan online archaeological databases on research and heritage protection as an example of questionnaire survey evaluation

    Impact of Jordan online archaeological databases on research and heritage protection as an example of questionnaire survey evaluation

    Dr Drzewiecki describes how archaeologists interviewed about the impact of Jordanian heritage databases have responded as regards the role of these databases in heritage protection

    • 4 min
    MEGA-Jordan as a Preventive Resource

    MEGA-Jordan as a Preventive Resource

    Mr Haroun (Department of Antiquities, Jordan) tells of how MEGA-Jordan has become the virtual memory of Jordan and the repository of its heritage

    • 7 min
    The Jordan Museum’s contribution to protecting cultural heritage in Jordan – the Hijazi Wagon

    The Jordan Museum’s contribution to protecting cultural heritage in Jordan – the Hijazi Wagon

    Dr Kafafi (Jordan Museum) describes the role that the Jordan Museum had in protecting the remains of the Hijaz railway within the framework of the Great Arab Revolt Project

    • 4 min

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