Umm Tuweyrat

Preliminary Observations from the Jagiellonian University Research on the Dolmen Field in Southern Jordan




Jordan, Bronze Age, megalithic architecture, dolmens, late prehistory


During the 2021 season, a team of researchers from the Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University conducted an exploration of an Umm Tuweyrat site located in southern Jordan. The site constitutes a dolmen field located near the modern city of Ash-Shawbak. More than a dozen dolmens and other structures were identified on the site, indicating the use of the area by communities living in the region during the late prehistoric periods. As part of the research carried out on the site, the available areas were explored, all structures were cleaned and digitalized, and geological and material analyses were proceeded. This activity proved that future research on southern Jordanian dolmens has the potential to shed even more light on the rich cultural history of the region and deepen our understanding of the late prehistory.

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Kołodziejczyk, Piotr. 2023. “Umm Tuweyrat: Preliminary Observations from the Jagiellonian University Research on the Dolmen Field in Southern Jordan”. Studies in Ancient Art and Civilisation 27 (December):7-23.



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