31/05/2016 – Official signature of cooperation agreements at AHU

Two cooperation agreements have been signed during an official visit of the French Embassador in Jordan (His Excellency Mr. David Bertolotti) at Al-Hussein Bin Talal University to consolidate the partnership impulsed in the framework of the South Eastern Badia Archaeological Project (Mission Archéologique du Sud-Est Jordanien). These agreements, signed with the President of the university (Prof. Ali M. Qaisi) involve: 1. the support of the French Embassy (Service de Cooperation et d’Action Culturelle) to the project by providing a financial support to the training of students of the university during our fieldwork; 2. a scientific and academic cooperation between Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the University of Lyon 2 and its affiliated laboratory Archéorient (UMR 51 33).


These agreements formalize the cooperation in the framework of our French-Jordanian project, and open the way to future scientific and academic collaboration in various fields of the institutions involved in the two countries.



26/05/2016 – Conference participation:

13th International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan (21st – 26th May, 2016) (ICHAJ 13).

Wael Abu-Azizeh, M. Tarawneh, J.A. Sanchez Priego, R. Crassard, M.-L. Chambrade and Fawzi Abudanah. Desert Kites and Neolithic Hunter’s Campsites in Jibal Al-Khashabiyeh Area: New Results of the South Eastern Badia Archaeological Project.


 23– 27/11/ 2016 – Conference participation:

8th Conference on PPN Chipped and Ground Stone Industries of the Near East,


Rémy CRASSARD, Juan Antonio SANCHEZ-PRIEGO , Wael ABU-AZIZEH , Mohammad TARAWNEH, Final PPNB hunters’ campsites and lithic production: latest results of the South Eastern Badia Archaeological Project (Jordan).