Tafila-Busayra Archaeological Survey (TBAS), Jordan 
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 Site 151, Qal'al at-Tafila


FIGURE 1: Approximate TBAS Survey Area


The Tafila-Busayra Archaeological Survey (TBAS) is a three year project (1999-2001). It attempts to connect, both geographically and chronologically, with the work of the Wadi al-Hasa Archaeological Survey (WHS)(1979-83) and the Southern Ghors and Northeast 'Arabah Archaeological Survey (SGNAS)(1985-86). Thus, it surveyed an area of ca. 480 square km in the region from just west of Tafila and Busayra to Jurf ad-Darwish in the east. This area represents the territory immediately to the south and east respectively of that which the WHS and SGNAS covered (fig. 1).



Affiliation and Funding:
The TBAS is a licensed project of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan (Excavation Permit No. 12/99 to Burton MacDonald on April 27, 1999;Excavation Permit No. 14/2000 to Burton MacDonald on May 1, 2000). The Committee on Archaeological Policy (CAP) of the American Schools of Oriental Research has affiliated the project. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (File No. 410-99-0541), the Joukowsky Family Foundation, and the St. Francis Xavier University Council of Research have provided funding for the project.


The TBAS project is affiliated with  St. Francis Xavier University
Digital Photos by  S. Quaintance
Supervision and Text by  B. MacDonald
Original page design by Andrew Bradshaw
Current page design by  B. Wyman
Updated May 2004 by Shanna Strong