The Karak Resources Project (KRP) is a
multidisciplinary project working in Jordan. Work in
Jordan began with a pilot season in 1995 and continues
with field seasons of 5-6 weeks length in the
years since (1997, 1999, 2001, 2009, and 2011). Between field seasons
data gathered during the summers is analyzed.
The KRP is a regional project examining the Karak district of
central Jordan. It examines how people of this region utilized the natural
resources both in the past and present. It involves a multidisciplinary approach
in attempting to understand the cultural and political history of the region,
and to explore the current social and environmental status of the region. The
team includes researchers in anthropology, archaeology, archaeobotany, ceramic
typology, religion, history, hydrology, geology, and soil science.
of Johnson Bible College is the Coordinator of the KRP.
the director of the Virtual Karak Resources Project (VKRP), also serves as
Assistant Coordinator of KRP.
Faculty members from several
Appalachian College Association
(ACA) colleges are involved in the project as well as faculty from the
University of Tennessee. Numerous articles have been published, and many
conference reports and papers, as well as informal presentations, have been made
by KRP members since 1995.