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  • Locations: Petra, Jordan
  • Program Terms: Summer 1
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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ECU Summer Faculty-Led Program
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Courses offered: Undergraduate students: ANTH 4203 & GEOG 5283; Graduate students: ANTH 6503 & GEOG 5283

Faculty leaders: Megan A. Perry and Thad Wasklewicz

Cost: $4,064 + Airfare (includes tuition, lodging in Petra, 3 meals a day for 6 days per week, accident/health insurance, some excursions, unlimited entrance to the Petra Archaeological Park)

BioArch-StudentStudents will spend 6 weeks learning multidisciplinary field techniques as part of the Petra North Ridge Project, a joint North Carolina State University/East Carolina University excavation at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra, Jordan. Petra, known for its rock-cut tomb facades and magnificent temples, was a major trade center for incense and spices and became an important city in the Roman Empire. Students registering through ECU will be involved in the excavation of 1st Century A.D. rock-cut tombs at Petra and get hands-on experience excavating and analyzing human skeletal remains. Students will also learn methods for archaeological field recording and documentation, including collecting high-resolution 3D data within the tombs using a terrestrial laser scanner, artifact processing and conservation, and geospatial data analysis. Archaeological experts working in the region will give lectures throughout the project, and on the weekends students will have the chance to explore Jordan's amazing cultural and archaeological heritage.

For more information you can visit a blog documenting the 2012 and 2014 excavation seasons at: or e-mail Megan A. Perry.BioArch prog-camels



This program is currently not accepting applications.