Town of Nebo Archaeological Project

Staff

Senior Staff

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Debra Foran is currently Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. She earned her PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology from the University of Toronto in 2003, where her dissertation examined the existence of a Byzantine mosaic workshop in Madaba. Dr. Foran has worked with the Tell Madaba Archaeological Project since 1998. She became Assistant Director of the project in 2001 and Director in 2006. She has more than 20 years of field experience in the Middle East, and has participated on numerous projects in Jordan, Syria, and Tunisia. Contact: dforan@wlu.ca

 

 

 

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Annlee Dolan is Professor and Department Chair of Anthropology at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California.  She received her B.A. in Archaeology from Wilfrid Laurier University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Syro-Palestinian Archaeology from the University of Toronto, with a minor in Northwest Semitic Epigraphy. She currently teaches courses in Biological Anthropology and Archaeology, though the latter subject is her real passion. Her most recent research has explored ancient ritualized feasting.  Professor Dolan has more than 15 years of archaeological field experience in the Near East, mostly in Jordan. Contact: adolan@deltacollege.edu

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Jennifer Lewis is responsible for establishing and teaching community engagement associated with the Khirbat al-Mukhayyat Community Based Archaeology Program (within TNAP). She is working with members from the nearby village of Faysaliyah to identify local educational, interest, and capacity-building opportunities, as well as examine ethnographies associated with the site. Previously, she has worked as a square supervisor, and then field supervisor for the Tell Madaba Archaeological Project in 2006-2007. Jenny is a PhD candidate in the Department of Archaeology at Simon Fraser University (SFU), where she is examining “looting,” stewardship, and restoration of cultural heritage at Fort Apache—Theodore Roosevelt School, in White Mountain Apache lands, Arizona. She is a Fellow within the Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage (http://www.sfu.ca/ipinch) and a member of the Indigenous Research Institute at SFU (http://www.sfu.ca/aboriginalpeoples/research.html). In Canada, Jenny is a Project Manager with Kleanza Consulting (http://www.kleanza.com), a small archaeological consulting firm with focus on heritage resource management, community engagement, education, and traditional use studies. Contact: jlewis@sfu.ca

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Steven Edwards is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto. His research explores the rise of territorial states in the Bronze Age, and their impact on local socio-political developments. He has worked on a number of excavations and surveys in Jordan since 2004. He is also a doctoral fellow of the CRANE (Computational Research on the Ancient Near East) Project at the Archaeology Centre of the University of Toronto. Contact: steven.edwards@mail.utoronto.ca

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Logistics Manager

Mashoor Fsheikat has worked on archaeological projects in the Madaba region since 1996. In addition to managing the day-to-day activities of the Town of Nebo Archaeological Project, Mashoor also works for the Madaba Archaeological Museum.

 

 

 

2016 Supervisors

Lauren Mason

Lauren Mason is currently a fourth year student at Wilfrid Laurier University, and will be completing an Archaeology and History double major. For the upcoming year, she has been elected to be the Vice President of the Archaeology Society at Laurier. This will be her third summer in Jordan, having participated in an excavation in 2014, as well as a study season in 2015. This summer she is enthusiastic to return as a square supervisor. Her passion is osteology, and hopes to pursue a degree and eventual career in either Bio Archaeology or Forensic Anthropology.

 

 

 

 

Laila HackLaila Hack is entering her fourth year of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has worked in Dr. Foran’s lab for two years, and has participated in the 2014 excavation season and 2015 study season of the Town of Nebo Archaeological Project. During the 2016 excavation season she will be a square supervisor and the object registrar. Laila has a special interest in Classical art and is hoping to pursue further studies in ancient art interpretation at a Master’s level.

 

 

 

 

Ashley PalingAshley Paling has just finished her third year of studies in the Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology BA at Wilfrid Laurier University.  She participated in the inaugural season of the Town of Nebo Archaeological Project in 2014 and is returning this year as a square supervisor. She has two years of lab experience with the department and has taken a recent interest in the analysis of pottery after having worked with the Tell Madaba material in Dr. Foran’s lab.  She hopes to pursue further studies in Near Eastern cultures and ceramics analysis after graduation after this year.

 

 

 

 

Emilee LawrenceEmilee Lawrence is a recent graduate of the Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology program at Wilfrid Laurier University and will be starting her MA at the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations in September.  Emilee participated in the 2014 excavation season at Khirbet al-Mukhayyat as well as the 2015 study season where she worked with a collection of Moabite painted pottery from Tell Madaba.

 

 

 

 

Célynne MathieuCélynne Mathieu is a recent graduate of the 2016 class of Wilfrid Laurier’s Ancient Mediterranean Studies program; she will continue in 2016/2017 for her MSt in Classical Archaeology at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Célynne is excited to return to Jordan for her third season on the Khirbat al-Mukhayyat Archaeological Project in a more prominent leadership role as a square supervisor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grant GinsonGrant Ginson is going into his 4th year as a student at Wilfrid Laurier University in a double major of Archaeology and Medieval Studies. His interests are broad and all archaeology bears some interest to him. This is his second season as part of the project returning as a square supervisor after being a student in the first excavation season. He hopes to use the experience gained from TNAP to continue his education after graduating by pursuing a masters.