Jordan Field School Session Dates and Schedule

May 1 to June 2 (Full Team Dates)

Week One May 1-7, 2015

May 1-5:       Advance team arrives in Jordan and site preparation  begins

Wed. 5/6:     Site preparation continues

                         TBA: Departure on bus from Andrews University for O'Hare International Airport

                         TBA: Departure from O'Hare International Airport for Amman, Jordan                 

Thu. 5/7:     Site preparation concludes

                         TBA: Arrival in Jordan at Queen Alia International Airport and bus transfer to Salome Hotel in Madaba

                                   Night View of Amman        


Week Two May 8-14, 2015

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 Fri. 5/8:    10:00 am: Walking tour of Madaba

                       6:30 pm: Sunset excursion to Mt. Nebo

 Sat. 5/9:     10:00 am: Bus Tour to Machaerus Fortress Khirbet Ataruz, Dhiban and Umm Al-Rasas

                   6:30 pm:  Sunset excursion to Mount Nebo*

Sun. 5/10:    6:00 am:  Fieldwork and classes begin

Mon. 5/11:   6:00 am:  Fieldwork and classes continue

 Tue. 5/12:    6:00 am:  Fieldwork and classes continue

  Mosiac church in Madaba                                                    Wed. 5/13:   6:00 am:  Fieldwork and classes continue

                                                                                            Thu. 5/14:   6:00 am:  Fieldwork and classes continue

   


Week Three May 15-21, 2015

Fri. 5/15:  8:00 am: Bus Tour of Northern Jordan: Amman, Baq'ah Valley, Zarqa (Jabbok) River, Jerash, Ajlun, Gadara, Pella, Tell Deir 'Allah and Jordan Valley

Sat. 5/16: 9:00 am:  Bus Tour to Amman: Rainbow Street, Wild Jordan, Amman Citadel, Theatre, Tall al 'Umayri and Tell Jalul

Sun. 5/17: 6:00 am: Fieldwork and classes continue

Mon. 5/18: 6:00 am: Fieldwork and classes continue

Tue. 5/19: 6:00 am: Fieldwork and classes continue

Wed. 5/20: 6:00 am: Fieldwork and classes continue

Thu. 5/21: 6:00 am: Fieldwork and classes continue                                                                                     Roman Theatre at Jeash


Week Four May 22-28, 2015

Fri. 5/22: 8:00 am: Bus Tour to the Dead Sea: The Jordan River, Baptism Site, Bethany beyond Jordan, Amman City Beach and Dead Sea

Sat. 5/23: 8:00 am: Bus Tour to the Desert Castles

Sun. 5/24: 6:00 am: Fieldwork and classes continue

Mon. 5/25: 6:00 am: Fieldwork and classes continue

Tue. 5/26: 6:00 am: Fieldwork and classes continue

Wed. 5/27: 6:00 am: Fieldwork and classes continue

                                                                                                 Thu. 5/28: 6:00 am: Fieldwork and classes continue

Floating in the Dead Sea


Week Five May 29-June 2, 2015

Fri. 5/29: 9:00 am: Bus departs for Petra: Desert Highway, Hejaz Railway, Shobak Castle, Edom, Wadi Musa and Little Petra

Sat. 5/30: 8:00 am:  Petra Archaeological Park Tour

Sun. 5/31: 9:00 am: Bus departs to Madaba: King's Highway, Moab, al Kerak Castle, Wadi Mujib (Arnon River), Khirbat Iskander, Madaba

Mon. 6/01: Madaba Free Day: shopping, relaxing, packing

Tue. 6/02: TBA: Departure from Salome Hotel for Queen Alia International Airport and Departure from Queen Alia International Airport for Chicago

                     TBA: Arrival at O'Hare International Airport and bus transfer to Andrews University

The Sikh-Entrance to Petra


[i] The  Jordan Field School (JFS) Hisban Excavations is a collaborative undertaking organized by Andrews University's Institute of Archaeology and College of Arts and Sciences in cooperation with the Department of Antiquities of Jordan; the Municipality of Hisban; the American Center for Oriental Research (ACOR); the German-Jordanian University; the Madaba Plains Project; Missouri State University; the University of Bonn and the University of Oslo. Senior director of the JFS is Professor Oystein S. LaBianca (Andrews); Director of the Hisban Excavations is Professor Bethany Walker (Missouri State); Ms Maria Elena Ronza is Director of the Hisban Cultural Heritage Project and Administrative Director for JFS and Hisban Excavations.

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