Preservation of House XVII-XVIII continues at Umm el-Jimal (UJ), February-June 2012
Begun as a January-2012 Calvin College Field School featured in earlier portions of this blog, the project to preserve House XVII-XVIII continues as a field work and publication season from March to the end of June.
From March 28-May 1 and May 20-June 24 I will be working in partnership with Abdul Qader al-Husan, director of the Mafraq Regional Office of the Department of Antiquities, and Muaffaq Hazza, local UJ Project archaeologist, to carry out the preservation plans prepared during the January Field School. In June the on-site work will conclude with a publication workshop attended by me, Muaffaq Hazza, Paul Christians and Jeff DeKock, both of Open Hand Studios.
The following seven images and texts feature the funding and support organizations, the progress of the work, and the plans for its completion from late March to the end of June.