This project is co-directed by two archaeologists with long experience in Jordan: Dr. S. Thomas Parker, Professor of History at North Carolina State University, and Dr. Megan Perry, Associate Professor of Anthropology at East Carolina University. Parker has worked in Jordan since 1975 and has directed two major archaeological projects there. Perry has worked in Jordan since 1993 and has directed several projects, including excavation of the Blue Chapel complex and shaft tombs on the Petra North Ridge.
The project is sponsored by the directors’ universities and works under permit by the Jordanian Department of Antiquities. Three field seasons are envisioned in 2012, 2014, and 2016, with final publication to follow. The project will also focus on the conservation and presentation of this area as a cultural resource.