Cultural History of PaleoAsia

Scientific Research on Innovative Areas,
a MEXT Grant-in-Aid Project

Investigations of Paleolithic sites in the Jebel Qalkha area, southern Jordan

A02 Archaeology

Research Period: 2016~
Director: Seiji Kadowaki
Institution: Nagoya University Museum, Nagoya University
Region: Aqaba Governorate, Jordan

This fieldwork aims to collect archaeological records of human behavioral changes from the late Middle Paleolithic to the Early Upper Paleolithic, during which Neanderthals disappearred and anatomically modern humans increased their population in the Levant. Sevaral sites in the Jebel Qalkha area have been known to belong to the relevant time periods. The research is conducted in collaboration with Donald O. Henry (oversea collaborator of Research Team A02).

excavation of Tor Hamar