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important spin-off of the Jebel Qurma project is another research project,
recently awarded to Prof. dr. Peter Akkermans and Dr. Ahmad Al-Jallad by the
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), entitled: Landscapes of
Survival (LoS) – Pastoralist Societies, Rock Art and Literacy in Jordan’s Black
4-years research programme, which started in April 2014, aims to bring the
rich, new datasets from the jebel Qurma region (settlements, burials, rock-art,
inscriptions) in a single interpretive framework, which has not been done
It focuses on the social, political, economic and ideological
strategies which allowed the local peoples to successfully exploit their
inherently marginal landscapes between the Hellenistic and early Islamic periods.
The programme investigates pastoralist lifeways and the treatment of the dead
in the desert, the role of rock-art in signing the landscape, and the
implications of widespread literacy among the local desert peoples.
about the Landscapes of Survival project. Go to: http://www.landscapesofsurvival.org
Excavations at the site of QUR-20 in the Jebel Qurma region