Results of a pilot survey study in the region of Mushash Hudruj, South Eastern Jordan

Mohammad B. Tarawneh, Zeyad M. Al-Salameen, Fawzi Q. Abudanah

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Survey work was carried out in the region of Mushash Hudruj near the Jordanian-Saudi borders in 2004, 2005 and 2009. The finds of this project include a north Arabian inscription, a cairn, an animal trap, stone circles, flint mines and water harvesting systems. These features demonstrate that this region was utilized by pastoral nomads who depended purely on a mobile subsistence pattern, governed by the availability of pasture and water. This pattern of seasonal movement is still practiced by modern Bedouin who move mainly within the wadi system which have become the main areas of attraction for Bedouin since prehistoric times, and have played a major role in the survival of these groups and their flocks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-143
Number of pages11
JournalMediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Bayir
  • Bedouin
  • Hunting trap
  • Inscription
  • Wadi system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Conservation
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology


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