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Humayma Fieldwork (1998-2014)

Dr. Barbara Reeves has been excavating at Humayma since 1995 when she began studying the Roman bathhouse for her MA Thesis. She began directing excavation of structures in the Nabataean and Roman town in 1998. From 1986 to 2005 the principal investigator and permit holder for the field seasons was Dr. John P. Oleson of the University of Victoria. Barbara Reeves was assistant director during the 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2005 field seasons and then took over as principal investigator and permit holder in 2008.  Queen’s University faculty, students, and alumni have participated in the 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2014 field seasons, as well as numerous study seasons in Jordan and research projects at Queen’s. The project has also benefited from the participation and expertise of faculty and students from many universities in North America and Europe and from Jordanian colleagues, especially the residents of New Humayma.

Humayma Excavation Team 1998

Humayma Excavation Team 2000

Humayma Geophysical Survey Team 2002

Humayma Excavation Team 2004

Humayma Excavation Team 2005

Humayma Excavation Team 2008

Humayma Excavation Team 2010

Humayma Excavation Team 2012

Humayma Petroglyph Team 2014

The Humayma Excavation Project is accredited by the Archaeological Standards Committee of the American Schools of Oriental Research and licensed by the Department of Antiquities of the Kingdom of Jordan. Funding for the project since 2008 has been provided by the Taggart Foundation, the Senate Advisory Research Committee of Queen’s University, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and by generous donations to the Humayma Project Trust. Team members have been assisted by fellowships and scholarships from the American Center of Oriental, the American Schools of Oriental Research, the American Schools of Oriental Research in Canada, and the Classics Department at Queen’s University.