March 7: Little Houses on the Prairie - Eastern Jordan in the Late 7th Millennium B.C.
Gary Rollefson has conducted field research in Jordan nearly every year since 1978. His signature excavation was at 'Ain Ghazal, near Amman, where 10,000 year-old statues were unearthed. Since 2002, his fieldwork has centered on the deserts of southern and eastern Jordan, tracing the development of nomadic pastoral society. This is his 15th year teaching at Whitman College.
Sponsored by the Whitman College Department of Anthropology for the Archaeological Institute of America.