Institute of Archaeology at Andrews University

Madaba Plains Project Publication Series

The Madaba Plains Project Series reports the seasonal findings of the excavations at Tall al-'Umayri and vicinity within the Madaba Plains region of central Jordan, conducted by a consortium of colleges and universities which is principally sponsored by Andrews University.

Titles Currently Available in the Madaba Plains Project Series:

The 1984 Season at Tell el-'Umeiri and Vicinity and Subsequent Studies.
Madaba Plains Project 1. eds. L.T. Geraty, L.G. Herr, Ø.S. LaBianca, R.W. Younker. 1989.
(xii + 614 pp). ISBN 0-943872-96-0
cloth
$79.99
The 1987 Season at Tell el-'Umeiri and Vicinity and Subsequent Studies.
Madaba Plains Project 2. eds. L.G. Herr, L.T. Geraty, Ø.S. LaBianca, R.W. Younker. 1991
(x + 623 pp). ISBN 0-943872-98-7
cloth
$79.99
The 1989 Season at Tell el-'Umeiri and Vicinity and Subsequent Studies.
Madaba Plains Project 3. eds. L.G. Herr, L.T. Geraty, Ø.S. LaBianca, R.W. Younker. 1997.
(x + 374 pp). ISBN 0-943872-71-5
cloth
$79.99
Madaba Plains Project -'Umayri 4: The 1992 Season at Tall al-'Umayri and Subsequent Studies.
Madaba Plains Project 4. eds. by L. G. Herr, D. R. Clark, L. T. Geraty, Ø. S. LaBianca, R. W. Younker. 2000.
(x + 256 pp). ISBN 01-883925-26-6
cloth
$79.99
Madaba Plains Project -'Umayri 5: The 1994 Season at Tall al-'Umayri and Subsequent Studies.
Madaba Plains Project 5. eds. by L. G. Herr, D. R. Clark, L. T. Geraty, Ø. S. LaBianca, R. W. Younker. 2002.
(xii + 407 pp). ISBN 01-883925-33-9
cloth
$79.99

  • The 1984 Season at Tell el-'Umeiri and Vicinity and Subsequent Studies

    edited by Lawrence T. Geraty, Larry G. Herr, Øystein S. LaBianca, and Randall W. Younker. ISBN 0-943872-96-0; (614 + ix pages); cloth; 1989

    This publication of the first season of research at Tell el-'Umeiri, Jordan, includes extensive multidisciplinary reports on the region in addition to the results of excavation at the tell. Twenty-three contributors from 15 academic institutions have prepared historical and contemporary regional studies of food, water, geography, and hinterland sites providing the context for archaeological reports which consider stratigraphy, ceramics, and small finds. Included are 290 photos, 80 maps, 60 figures, 40 illustrations, and 25 pottery plates, as well as 25 pages of botanical summaries and 150 pages of locus summaries.
  • The 1987 Season at Tell el-'Umeiri and Vicinity and Subsequent Studies

    edited by Larry G. Herr, Lawrence T. Geraty, Øystein S. LaBianca, and Randall W. Younker. ISBN 0-943872-98-7; (623 + x pages); cloth; 1991

    The second season of research at Tell el-'Umeiri and vicinity resulted in reports by 24 contributors representing 16 academic institutions. Field stratigraphy reports include details of the glacis defense system, an Iron Age architectural complex, and the water system, as well as analyses of ceramic and small finds. Multidisciplinary reports include regional analyses of geology, hinterland sites, ancient agriculture and lime industries, and the necropolis. Exceptional studies of ceramic technology and the modern pottery industry are included. The text is augmented by 306 photos, 37 maps, 137 tables, 54 plans, and 55 pottery plates, as well as 17 pages of specialist data reports and 159 pages of locus summaries.
  • The 1989 Season at Tell el-'Umeiri and Vicinity and Subsequent Studies

    edited by Larry G. Herr, Lawrence T. Geraty, Øystein S. LaBianca, Randall W. Younker, and Douglas R. Clark. ISBN 0-943872-71-5; (373 + x pages); cloth; 1997

    This publication continues in the tradition of the previous two seasonal reports, detailing the hinterland regional surveys, clarification of the defense system, further excavation of the Iron Age complex, and discovery of extensive Early Bronze Age domestic structures. Fourteen contributors representing 12 academic institutions have prepared field reports and specialty studies considering epigraphic finds, clay figurines, and landuse management. Included are 81 photos, 82 tables, 111 maps/plans/drawings, 56 pottery plates, and index.
  • Madaba Plains Project -'Umayri 4: The 1992 Season at Tall al-'Umayri and Subsequent Studies

    edited by Larry G. Herr, Douglas R. Clark, Lawrence T. Geraty, Øystein S. LaBianca, and Randall W. Younker. (x + 256 pp); ISBN 01-883925-26-6; cloth; 2000

    This volume is dedicated to His Royal Highness Prince El-Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan whose long-standing support of archaeology in Jordan has earned both admiration and deep respect. It examines results of the excavation in the Administrative complex, Western defense system, the Lower southern terrace and the Eastern shelf at Tall al-'Umayri, which were found in the 1992 season. The discussion of the Objects and Pottery include a preliminary report on the clay figurines, a re-examination of Cylinder Seal No. 3021 and two unique inscriptions. The reports include stratigraphic information, section drawings and relevant pottery plates. Detailed photographs and line drawing makes the identification of the excavation phases clear. The pottery discussion compares the 'Umayri ceramics with other similar forms from MB II to Late Iron II/Persian found elsewhere in the Levant. The variety of objects found at 'Umayri show the diversity of human activity throughout the periods represented. Contents include: An Overview of the 1992 Season of the Madaba Plains Project at Tall al-'Umayri, Larry G. Herr, Excavation and Cumulative Results at Tall al-'Umayri, Larry G. Herr; The Administrative Complex, John I. Lawlor; The Western Defense System, Douglas R. Clark; The Lower Southern Terrace, Timothy P. Harrison; The Eastern Shelf, Russanne D. Low; The Pottery, Larry G. Herr; The Objects, Elizabeth E. Pratt; A preliminary Report on Figurines and Clay Objects, Buguslav Dabrowski (with a Note by Malgorzata Daszkiewicz); Cylinder Seal No. 3021, Buguslav Dabrowski (with a Note by Malgorzata Daszkiewicz and Jacek Jelitto); and The Inscriptions, Larry G. Herr. Also included are 50 figures, 85 plates, 22 tables, 2 maps, 30 pottery plates and index.
  • Madaba Plains Project - 'Umayri 5: The 1994 Season at Tall al-'Umayri and Subsequent Studies

    edited by Larry G. Herr, Douglas R. Clark, Lawrence T. Geraty, Øystein S. LaBianca, and Randall W. Younker. ISBN 01-883925-33-9; (xii + 407 pp); cloth; 2002

    The field reports examine the stratigraphic information, section drawings and pottery plates of the Ammonite Admistrative Complex (North), Western Defense System, and the Southwest Acropolis. Burial practices, pottery and other objects from MB II to Iron II/Persian are discussed. Included are 138 figures, 76 tables, 2 maps, 46 pottery plates, 425 seal illustrations and index.