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Excavations in Jordan

Barry McNamara
Danielle Fatkin, assistant professor of history at Knox College, will present an archaeology lecture at Monmouth College on Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Room in Poling Hall.

Titled “The 2010 Excavations at Dhiban, Jordan” the talk is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the MC Classics Department, in cooperation with the Western Illinois Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA).

Fatkin’s lecture will provide general background about the Dhiban Excavation and Development Project (DEDP), as well an update on the latest research and discoveries.

“This year, team members successfully completed the first stage of an on-site survey and can now elucidate the most recent periods of site settlement from the Classical and medieval periods,” said Fatkin, one of the site’s excavators.

In addition, the survey recovered vital information about the past environment and some unknown periods in the site’s history. This was also an important year for the project’s relationship with the modern community of Dhiban, as the team sponsored an art show of photographs from the project.

More information about the DEDP is available at