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 050: Archaeological fieldwork in the ancient city of Petra

What you will learn ?

In the Fieldwork

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  • How to dig and which archaeological techniques are used.

  • Use and handling of the tools that are used during the excavation process.

  • Basic principles of stratigraphy.

  • Recording the data obtained during the excavation using the Harris Method.

  • Practice on the recognition of archaeological materials and finds.

  • GPS use for GIS positioning of the different archaeological study elements..

  • Basic procedures for sample collection.

In the Laboratory

  • PetraStudy and typological classification of organic and inorganic materials
    recovered: ceramic, glass, metals, faunal or human remains, among others.

  • Relative dating based on the classification of archaeological objects discovered in stratigraphic sequence.



  • Theories and practices in archaeology.

  • Archaeology for the Nabataean civilization.

  • History, archaeology, economy and culture of the Nabatean and Roman

  • Introduction to the History and Archaeology of the Petra Site..







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Digging graves, osteology & anthropology
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