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Student Research Opportunities

The Humayma Excavation Project is currently in the analysis stage. Decades of fieldwork have generated a great deal of data. Students can apply to Dr. Reeves to participate in the processing and analysis of project data on a volunteer basis, as a work study employee, or through a directed study at the undergraduate or graduate level. Some projects that students have recently been involved in are listed below.


Excavated Structures and Areas

  • Babbitt, Ian. 2009. Second to Fourth Century CE Structures from Hawara’s Vicus:  Interim Report on Field E121 at Humayma. M.A. Thesis, Department of Classics, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
  • Harvey, Craig A. 2011. “The Latrine in the Roman Bathhouse at Humayma Jordan.” Paper presented at the Inquiry at Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference, Kingston, ON. [Based on a Directed Study Course with Reeves]
  • Reeves, M. Barbara and Harvey, Craig. A. 2013. “Phasing the Roman and Byzantine Bathhouse at Humayma, Jordan: The Contribution of the Ceramic Building Materials”. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Seattle, WA.

Petroglyphs

  • Lovsin, Darcye. 2015. “A Stylistic and Chronological Assessment of the Footprint Petroglyphs from Humayma.” Poster presented at the Inquiry at Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference, Kingston, ON.  [Based on a Directed Study Course with Reeves]
  • Welsh, Emily. 2015. “A Stylistic, Spatial and Cultural Assessment of the Bovid Petroglyphs from Humayma.” Poster presented at the Inquiry at Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference, Kingston, ON. [Based on a Directed Study Course with Reeves]
  • Zmijowskyj, Ally. 2016. “An Investigation into the Possible Roman Origins of Footprint Petroglyphs from Humayma, Jordan.” Poster presented at the Inquiry at Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference, Kingston, ON. [Based on a Directed Study Course with Reeves]

Archaeological Finds: quantification, analysis, drawing

  • Holman, Lindsay, 2013. “Humayma's Trash: What the Ceramics from Dumpsites Reveal about the Site's History”. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Baltimore, MD.
  • Holman, Lindsay M., Hardin, Sherry, and Shelton, Andi. 2017. “Ceramic Vessel Overview from the 2010 and 2012 Seasons” in Reeves, M. Barbara, Harvey, C. A., Fergusson, M., Harden, S. Holman, L.M., MacKinnon, M. and Shelton, A. “Report on the Humayma Excavation Project’s 2010 and 2012 Field Seasons.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 58: 105-144.
  • Rice, Samantha M. 2012 “Seashells in the Jordanian Desert: a Cross-Cultural Analysis.” Poster presented at the Inquiry at Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference, Kingston, ON. [Based on a Directed Study Course with Reeves]
  • Queen’s University Archaeology Club volunteers have helped with sorting, quantifying, and packaging faunal remains and shells.
  • Many students have worked as research assistants over the year through funding provided by Queen’s Work Study program and Ontario’s Summer Experience Program.

Ceramic Building Materials: quantification, typological classification, and petrographic analyses

  • Dupuis, Dominique, Reeves, M. Barbara, and Harvey, Craig. A. 2013. “Petrographic Examination of the Ceramic Building Materials from Humayma.” Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Baltimore, MD, November 23, 2013. [Based, in part, on an Undergraduate Student Summer Research Fellowship awarded to Dupuis and supervised by Reeves]
  • Dupuis, Dominique. 2015. “A Petrographic Analysis of Ancient Jordanian Ceramic Building Materials.” Paper presented at the Inquiry at Queen’s Undergraduate Research Conference, Kingston, ON. [Based on a Directed Study Course with Reeves]
  • Harvey, Craig A. 2013. Tubuli and their Use in Roman Arabia, with a Focus on Humayma (Ancient Hauarra). M.A. Thesis, Department of Greek and Roman Studies, University of Victoria, BC, Canada. [Reeves on supervisory committee]
  • Reeves, M. Barbara, and Harvey, Craig. A. 2016. “A Typological Assessment of the Nabataean, Roman, and Byzantine Ceramic Building Materials at Humayma and Wadi Ramm,” pp. 443-475 in M. Jamhawi, ed., Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan XII. Amman, Jordan: Department of Antiquities.
  • Reeves, M. Barbara, and Harvey, Craig. A. in preparation. “Report on the Ceramic Building Materials from the Roman Fort at Humayma.” To be published in Oleson, J. P., ed, Humayma Excavation Project, 3: The Roman Auxiliary Fort and Regional Watchtowers. Boston: ASOR Arch. Rep. Ser.

Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) and Photogrammetry

  • Fergusson, Michael, MacKinnon, Marla, and Reeves, M. Barbara. 2017. “RTI and Photogrammetry” in Reeves, M. Barbara, Harvey, C. A., Fergusson, M., Harden, S. Holman, L.M., MacKinnon, M. and Shelton, A. “Report on the Humayma Excavation Project’s 2010 and 2012 Field Seasons.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 58: 105-144.

Conservation

  • Webb, Taryn. 2007. The Consolidation of Mud Brick at Al-Humayma. Art Conservation M.A. Project, Department of Art, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.