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- Recyling Refuse in Ancient Petraby ACOR on September 7, 2023 at 7:05 am
by Sarah Wenner Hidden below an urban façade but nevertheless essential for its shaping, a city’s trash was routinely used in construction processes across the Roman world. Before that occurred, both established and ad hoc frameworks dictated the lifecycles of urban waste, from its initial discard, through its sorting and storage, to its reclamation by… Read more The post Recyling Refuse in Ancient Petra appeared first on ACOR Jordan.
- Between Jordanian and International Law: UNRWA Involvement in Jordanian Court Cases, 1948–1967by ACOR on August 17, 2023 at 9:05 pm
by Kimberly Katz Many excellent studies have been published over the decades examining the impact of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on Palestinians’ lives, in the refugee camps, on relief efforts, with human development, in camp structures, and on politics with host countries, among other topics. Legal… Read more The post Between Jordanian and International Law: UNRWA Involvement in Jordanian Court Cases, 1948–1967 appeared first on ACOR Jordan.
- Toward a Romani Ethnology of Jordanby ACOR on June 21, 2023 at 12:05 am
by Arpan Roy Romani people in Jordan, by some estimates, are as numerous as 70,000. Present in the Arab region in some capacity since the 8th century, Romani characters appear recurrently in literary works by luminous authors from the early centuries of Islam and into the medieval period, including al-Jahiz, al-Harriri, Ibn al-Muqaffa’, and Ibn… Read more The post Toward a Romani Ethnology of Jordan appeared first on ACOR Jordan.
- In Small Things Remembered: Late Neolithic Material Culture of the Black Desert, Jordanby ACOR on May 15, 2023 at 1:13 pm
by Yorke Rowan Material culture provides a glimpse into the important objects that people created, exchanged, and carried with them for functional and symbolic purposes. The study of archaeology requires a suite of specializations and perspectives, but material culture remains a fundamental source of information. In his pioneering volume In Small Things Forgotten (1977), James Deetz… Read more The post In Small Things Remembered: Late Neolithic Material Culture of the Black Desert, Jordan appeared first on ACOR Jordan.
- Water Use in Roman Citiesby ACOR on February 14, 2023 at 1:36 pm
by Clare Rasmussen The Roman Empire was one of many ancient civilizations that understood the necessity of a water supply system, and they became experts in building large aqueducts and urban water systems. They, along with the Greeks, spread new cultural institutions that required water to be used in ways that went beyond the communal… Read more The post Water Use in Roman Cities appeared first on ACOR Jordan.