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Virtual Karak Resources Project - VKRP
Virtual Karak Resources Project - VKRP
Virtual Karak Resources Project - VKRP
Virtual Karak Resources Project - VKRP

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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.

Gerald Mattingly of Johnson Bible College is the Coordinator of the KRP. John Wineland, 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.

 

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