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2019.06.30 | Media coverage, History and archaeology

Data from the ancient “golden river” in Jordanian city of Jerash can help improve today’s sustainability

In the ancient Jordanian city of Gerasa new research has revealed that a so-called “golden river” enabled the city’s population to exploit the hinterland, which increased productivity and created more robust social and economic networks. The sustainable administration of ancient land can be an inspiration for ways to master sustainability today.

2019.06.28 | Media coverage, History and archaeology

Oldtidsbyen Jerash var miljømæssig bæredygtig

Ny forskning viser, at indbyggerne i oldtidsbyen Jerash i Jordan forvaltede og kontrollerede det omkringliggende opland og landbrugsressourcer på en sådan måde, at byen i lange perioder var miljømæssig bæredygtig.

Selection of glazed ceramic samples from Jerash included in the study (Photo: Carmen Ting and the Danish–Germain Jerash Northwest Quarter Project).

2019.06.28 | Publication, History and archaeology

The technology and production of glazed ceramics from Middle Islamic Jerash

New publication by Professor Rubina Raja, Professor Achim Lichtenberger (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster) and Carmen Ting (University of Cyprus).

2019.06.28 | PhD defence, History and archaeology

Former visiting PhD student Lina Diers (University of Vienna) receives her PhD degree.

Congratulations, Lina Diers!

2019.06.26 | Calls, History and archaeology

Associate Professorship in Urban Archaeology

The Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) and the School of Culture and Society, Aarhus University, invite applications for an associate professorship (tenured position) in the archaeology of urban societies.

Photo: Jesper V. Jensen.
Photo: Jesper V. Jensen.
Photo: Jesper V. Jensen.
Photo: Jesper V. Jensen.

2019.06.26 | History and archaeology, Conference

The Small Stuff of the Palmyrenes: The Coins and Tesserae of Palmyra

Conference summary by Research assistants Olympia Bobou, Rikke R. Thomsen, and Jesper V. Jensen.

Examples of a minimus (top), a pre-reform Umayyad fals of Skythopolis imitating a Byzantine follis of Justin II and a purely epigraphic post-reform Umayyad fals of Jerash. Scale in cm (Photo: The Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project).

2019.06.26 | Publication, History and archaeology

From nummi minimi to fulūs - small change and wider issues: characterising coinage from Gerasa/Jerash (Late Roman to Umayyad periods)

New publication by Assistant professor Thomas Birch, former Postdoc Vana Orfanou, Achim Lichtenberger (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Professor Rubina Raja, Assistant professor Gry Barfod, Professor Charles E. Lesher, Independent scholars Ingrid Schulze and Wolfgang Schulze.

Map of Jerash (Photo: The Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project).

2019.06.25 | Publication, History and archaeology

Urban-Riverine Hinterland Synergies in Semi-Arid Environments: Millennial-Scale Change, Adaptations, and Environmental Responses at Gerasa/Jerash

New publication by Professor Rubina Raja, Professor Achim Lichtenberger (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Professor Eivind Seland (University of Bergen), Tim Kinnaird (University of St Andrews) and Professor Ian Simpson (University of Stirling).

2019.06.24 | History and archaeology

UrbNet Annual Report 2018

The UrbNet annual report for the year 2018 is now available. You can read it here.

2019.06.21 | Media coverage, History and archaeology

Nu ved vi endelig, hvordan vikingernes skjolde så ud

Nu kan forskere fra Society for Combat Archaeology, Konservatorskolen og Aarhus Universitet afsløre, at et af de mest velbevarede vikingeskjolde både har garvet kalveskind rundt om kanten og er beklædt med garvet lamme- eller hjorteskind på forsiden og bagsiden.

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