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dc.contributor.authorCresswell, Alan Jen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSanderson, David C Wen_UK
dc.contributor.authorKinnaird, Tim Cen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHoldridge, Genevieveen_UK
dc.contributor.authorLichtenberger, Achimen_UK
dc.contributor.authorRaja, Rubinaen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Ian Aen_UK
dc.description.abstractThe urban site of Jerash, Jordan is recognised as one of the great cities of the classical Middle East and has been the subject of ongoing systematic archaeological investigations since the 1920s. Its significance lies in its location on limestone geology in one of the more fertile areas of the Ajlun Highlands in northern Jordan with a good water supply, a number of springs and its central position in regional trade routes. The hinterland context of the city is yet to be considered and is a significant omission given the importance of water and its management together with the agricultural systems dependent on water in supporting urban development. Landscape chronologies are vital to the establishment of city and hinterland relationships and in this working papers we assess the value and significance of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) measurement in this endeavour. Our findings so far suggest a measurement cluster range of ca. 480 BC – 250 BC in landscapes underlying the city and a dominant trend of sediments infilling the adjacent Wadi Suf between 640 ± 240 AD and 1400 ± 60 AD reflecting land management changes in a soil environment sensitive to degradation.en_UK
dc.relationCresswell AJ, Sanderson DCW, Kinnaird TC, Holdridge G, Lichtenberger A, Raja R & Simpson IA (2018) Luminescence dating of soils and sediments from Jerash, Jordan. Jerash Geoarchaeology.en_UK
dc.rightsAuthors retain copyrighten_UK
dc.titleLuminescence dating of soils and sediments from Jerash, Jordanen_UK
dc.typeWorking Paperen_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.contributor.funderDanish National Research Foundationen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationScottish Universities Environmental Research Centreen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationScottish Universities Environmental Research Centreen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationScottish Universities Environmental Research Centreen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAarhus Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAarhus Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationAarhus Universityen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationBiological and Environmental Sciencesen_UK
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