Jordan Field School Session Dates and Schedule

May 23 to June 16 (Full Team Dates)

Week One May 11-22, 2014

Sun:       Advance team arrives in Jordan.

Mon:     Site preparation begins.

Tue:     Site preparation continues.

Wed:    Site preparation continues.

Thu:     Site preparation concludes.



Night View of Amman        

Week Two May 23-29, 2014


Fri:       Participants arrive in Jordan at Queen Alia International                 Airport. Transfer to Salome Hotel.

Sat:      Walking tour of Madaba during morining and sunset at                 Mt. Nebo.

Sun:     Fieldwork and JFS Classes begin

Mon:    Fieldwork and Jordan Field School Classes

Tue:     Fieldwork and JFS Classes

Wed:    Fieldwork and JFS Classes

 Mosaic Chruch in Madaba                                                  Thu:     Fieldwork and JFS Classes

Week Three May 30-Jun 5, 2014

Fri:       Tour of Northern Jordan: Jerash, Ajlun, Gadera, Pella,                 and Jordan Valley

Sat:      Tour of Rainbow Street, Wild Jordan, Amman Citadel,                   Roman Theatre, Tall al Umayri, and Tall Jalul

Sun:     Fieldwork and JFS Classes

Mon:    Fieldwork and JFS Classes

Tue:    Fieldwork and JFS Classes

Wed:   Fieldwork and JFS Classes

Thu:    Fieldwork and JFS Classes                                                                                                    Roman Theatre at Jeash

Week Four Jun 6-12, 2014

Fri:       Tour of Bethany beyond Jordan and Dead Sea Swim

Sat:      Desert Castles Tour

Sun:     Fieldwork and JFS Classes

Mon:    Fieldwork and JFS Classes

Tue:     Fieldwork and JFS Classes

Wed:    Fieldwork and JFS Classes

Thu:     Fieldwork and JFS Classes

Floating in the Dead Sea

Week Five Jun 13-16, 2014

Fri:       Desert Highway toward Petra, Hejaz Railway, Shoubak Castle, Wadi Musa, and Little Petra

Sat:      Tour of Petra Archaeological Park

Sun:     The King's Highway to Madaba via Al Kerak and Wadi Mujib

Mon:    Most participants depart Jordan from Queen Alia International Airport

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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