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Selected Humayma Excavation Project Publications Related to Reeves’ Research Foci

Humayma Excavation Project Overview

  • Oleson, J. P., Reeves, M. B. & Foote, R. M. 2015. The Nabataean, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Islamic Site of Humayma: A Look Back on Three Decades of Research. ACOR Newsletter, 27.1 (Summer): 1-7. [upload PDF]
Final Reports
  • Volume 1: Resources, History, and the Water-Supply System by John P. Oleson. (Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2010).
  • Volume 2: Nabataean Campground and Necropolis, Byzantine Churches, and Early Islamic Domestic Structures by John P. Oleson & Robert Schick (eds.) (Boston: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2013).
  • Volume 3: The Roman Auxilliary Fort and Regional Watchtowers by John P. Oleson (ed.) (in progress)
  • Volume 4: The Nabataean and Roman Towns, the Roman Bathhouse, and the Petroglyph Survey by M. Barbara Reeves (in progress)
  • Volume 5: The Qasr and Mosque of the Abbasid Family at al-Humayma by Rebecca M. Foote (in progress)
Preliminary Field Reports
  • Babbitt, I. 2009, Second to Fourth Century CE Structures from Hawara’s Vicus:  Interim Report on Field E121 at Humayma. M.A. Thesis, Department of Classics, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Accessible from Queen’s (https://qspace.library.queensu.ca/handle/1974/5097)
  • Foote, R., Oleson, J.P., and Reeves, M.B., 1999, “Humeima,” in “Archaeology in Jordan”, eds. Egan, V., and Bikai, P.M., American Journal of Archaeology, 103: 513-514.
  • Oleson, J.P., ‘Amr, K., Foote, R., Logan, J., Reeves, M.B., and Schick, R., 1999, “Preliminary Report of the Al-Humayma Excavation Project, 1995, 1996, 1998”. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 43: 411-450. (download from https://queensu.academia.edu/MBarbaraReeves)
  • Oleson, J.P., de Bruijn, E, and Reeves, M.B., 2001, “Humayma,” in “Archaeology in Jordan”, eds. Savage, S.H., Zamora, K.A., and Keller, D.R., American Journal of Archaeology, 105: 456-457. 
  • Oleson, J.P., Baker, G.S, de Bruijn, E, Foote, R.M., Logan, J., Reeves, M.B., and Sherwood, A.N., 2003, “Preliminary Report of the Humayma Excavation Project, 2000, 2002”, Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, 47: 37-64. (download from https://queensu.academia.edu/MBarbaraReeves)
  • Oleson, J.P., Baker, G.S., Sherwood, A., de Bruijn, E., and Reeves, M.B., Ambrose, H., 2003, “Humayma,” in “Archaeology in Jordan, 2002 Season”, eds. Savage, S.H., Zamora, K.A., and Keller, D.R., American Journal of Archaeology, 107: 471-73.
  • Oleson, J.P., de Bruijn, E, Reeves, M.B., and Sherwood, A.N., 2006, “Humayma” in “Archaeology in Jordan, 2005 Season”, eds. Savage, S.H., and Keller, D.R., American Journal of Archaeology, 110: 486-89.
  • Oleson, J.P., Baker, G.S., de Bruijn, E., and Reeves, M.B., Sherwood, A., 2005, “Humayma,  in “Archaeology in Jordan, 2004 Season”, eds. Savage, S.H., Zamora, K.A., and Keller, D.R., American Journal of Archaeology, 109: 554-555.
  • Oleson, J.P., Reeves, M.B., Baker, G.S, de Bruijn, E, Gerber, Y., Nikolic, M., and Sherwood, A.N., 2008, “Preliminary report of the al-Humayma Excavation Project, 2004, 2005”; Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 52: 309-42. (download from https://queensu.academia.edu/MBarbaraReeves)
  • Reeves, M. B. 2012. “Humayma” in “Archaeology in Jordan, 2010 and 2011 seasons”, eds. Keller, D.R., Porter, B.A., and Tuttle, C.A., American Journal of Archaeology, 116: 742-44.
  • Reeves, M.B., and Harvey, C.A. 2016. “Humayma Excavation Project” in “Archaeology in Jordan, 2014 and 2015 seasons”, eds. Corbett, G.J., Keller, D.R., Porter, B.A., and Shelton, C.P., American Journal of Archaeology, 120: 670-71.
  • Reeves, M.B., Babbitt, I. Cummer, K., Fisher, B. And Seymour, B., 2010. “Humayma (Ancient Hawara)” in “Archaeology in Jordan, 2008 and 2009 seasons”, eds. Keller, D.R. and Tuttle, C.A., American Journal of Archaeology, 114: 541-2. 
  • Reeves, M.B., Babbitt, I., Cummer, K., Karas, B.V., Seymour, V. and Shelton, A., 2009. “Preliminary Report on Excavations in the Nabataean Town and Roman Vicus at Humayma, Ancient Hawara, 2008.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 53: 229-63. (download from https://queensu.academia.edu/MBarbaraReeves)
  • Reeves, M.B., Harvey, C. A., Fergusson, M., Harden, S. Holman, L.M., MacKinnon, M. and Shelton, A. 2017. “Report on the Humayma Excavation Project’s 2010 and 2012 Field Seasons.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 58: 105-144. (download from https://queensu.academia.edu/MBarbaraReeves)
  • Reeves, M. B., Harvey, C. A. & Seymour, B. in press. “Report on the Humayma Excavation Project’s 2014 Survey of Petroglyphs and Quarries.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 59.
Urban Design, Landscape Perspectives, and Cultural Identity
  • Reeves, M.B., 2009. “Landscapes of Divine Power at Humayma,” Pp. 325-38 in Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan X, ed. F. al-Khraysheh. Amman, Jordan: Department of Antiquities. (download from https://queensu.academia.edu/MBarbaraReeves)
  • Reeves, M.B., 2016. “Humayma's notched peak: a focus of Nabataean and Roman veneration and civic identity.” Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy27(2), 166-175.
  • Reeves, M. B. in press. “The Nabataean and Roman Towns at Humayma: An Urban Design Perspective.” Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan XIII. Amman, Jordan: Department of Antiquities.
Petroglyphs and Activity Areas on Humayma’s Raised Landmasses
  • Reeves, M. B. 2015. “A Petroglyph of a Religious Ceremony at Humayma.” Journal of Roman Archaeology 28: 451-60.
  • Reeves, M.B., and Harvey, C.A. 2016. “Humayma Excavation Project” in “Archaeology in Jordan, 2014 and 2015 seasons”, eds. Corbett, G.J., Keller, D.R., Porter, B.A., and Shelton, C.P., American Journal of Archaeology, 120: 670-71.
  • Reeves, M. B., Harvey, C. A. & Seymour, B. in press. “Report on the Humayma Excavation Project’s 2014 Survey of Petroglyphs and Quarries.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 59.
Nabataean Town and Roman Vicus (Phasing and Architecture)
  • Reeves, M.B. 1999. “Field E125: Late Roman House” pp. 421-26 in Oleson, J.P., ‘Amr, K., Foote, R., Logan, J., Reeves, M.B., and Schick, R., 1999, “Preliminary Report of the Al-Humayma Excavation Project, 1995, 1996, 1998”. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 43: 411-450.
  • Reeves, M.B. 2003. “Roman Vicus (E125)” pp. 47-50 in Oleson, J.P., Baker, G.S, de Bruijn, E, Foote, R.M., Logan, J., Reeves, M.B., and Sherwood, A.N., 2003, “Preliminary Report of the Humayma Excavation Project, 2000, 2002”, Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, 47: 37-64.
  • Reeves, M.B., 2008. “Nabataean Town and Roman Vicus (E125, E128)” pp. 309-18 in Oleson, J.P., Reeves, M.B., Baker, G.S, de Bruijn, E, Gerber, Y., Nikolic, M., and Sherwood, A.N., 2008, “Preliminary report of the al-Humayma Excavation Project, 2004, 2005”; Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 52: 309-42.
  • Reeves, M.B., 2009. “Landscapes of Divine Power at Humayma,” Pp. 325-38 in Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan X, ed. F. al-Khraysheh. Amman, Jordan: Department of Antiquities.
  • Reeves, M.B., Babbitt, I., Cummer, K., Karas, B.V., Seymour, V. and Shelton, A., 2009. “Preliminary Report on Excavations in the Nabataean Town and Roman Vicus at Humayma, Ancient Hawara, 2008.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 53: 229-63.
  • Reeves, M.B., Harvey, C. A., Fergusson, M., Harden, S. Holman, L.M., MacKinnon, M. and Shelton, A. 2017. “Report on the Humayma Excavation Project’s 2010 and 2012 Field Seasons.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 58: 105-144.
  • Reeves, M. B. in press. “The Nabataean and Roman Towns at Humayma: An Urban Design Perspective.” Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan XIII. Amman, Jordan: Department of Antiquities.
Roman Bathhouse
  • Reeves, M. B. 2017. “Field E077: Nabataean Structures and Bathhouse” pp. 106-22 in Reeves, M. Barbara, Harvey, C. A., Fergusson, M., Harden, S. Holman, L.M., MacKinnon, M. and Shelton, A. “Report on the Humayma Excavation Project’s 2010 and 2012 Field Seasons.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 58: 105-144.
  • Reeves, M.B. 2009. “Field E077: Leveled Nabataean Structures and the Roman Bath-house” pp. 230-35 in Reeves, M.B., Babbitt, I., Cummer, K., Karas, B.V., Seymour, V. and Shelton, A., 2009. “Preliminary Report on Excavations in the Nabataean Town and Roman Vicus at Humayma, Ancient Hawara, 2008.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 53: 229-63. (download from https://queensu.academia.edu/MBarbaraReeves)
  • Reeves, M.B. 1996. The Roman Bath-house at Humeima in its Architectural and Social Context. M.A. Thesis, Department of Classics, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada. Accessible from Libraries and Archives Canada (http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk3/ftp04/mq21915.pdf)
  • Reeves, M.B., and Oleson, J.P., 1997, "Baths of the Hisma Desert," Balnearia 5.1: 2-3.
Ceramic Building Materials
  • Reeves, M.B., and Harvey, C.A. 2016, “A Typological Assessment of the Nabataean, Roman, and Byzantine Ceramic Building Materials at Humayma and Wadi Ramm,” pp. 443-475 in M. Jamhawi, ed., Studies in the History and Archaeology of Jordan XII. Amman, Jordan: Department of Antiquities. (download from https://queensu.academia.edu/MBarbaraReeves)
  • Reeves, M. B., and Harvey, C.A. 2017. “E077’s Ceramic Building Materials” pp. 121-22 in Reeves, M. Barbara, Harvey, C. A., Fergusson, M., Harden, S. Holman, L.M., MacKinnon, M. and Shelton, A. “Report on the Humayma Excavation Project’s 2010 and 2012 Field Seasons.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 58: 105-144.
  • Reeves, M. B., and Harvey, C.A. 2017. “Characteristics of ‘Praetorium Room J Bricks and Flue Pipes’” pp. 133 in Reeves, M. Barbara, Harvey, C. A., Fergusson, M., Harden, S. Holman, L.M., MacKinnon, M. and Shelton, A. “Report on the Humayma Excavation Project’s 2010 and 2012 Field Seasons.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 58: 105-144.
Room Heated by a Hypocaust in the Fort’s Praetorium
  • Reeves, M. B. 2017. “Field E116 Area I Room J: E077: Heated Room in the Fort’s Praetorium” pp. 126-33 in Reeves, M. Barbara, Harvey, C. A., Fergusson, M., Harden, S. Holman, L.M., MacKinnon, M. and Shelton, A. “Report on the Humayma Excavation Project’s 2010 and 2012 Field Seasons.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 58: 105-144.
Latin, Greek, and Nabataean Inscriptions
  • Bevan, G. A., and Reeves, M.B., 2010, “A New Nabataean Inscription from Humayma”, Journal of Semitic Studies, 55.2: 497-507. doi 10.1093/jss/fgq010 [a Nabataean nefesh inscription]
  • Fergusson, M., MacKinnon, M., and Reeves, M.B. 2017. “RTI and Photogrammetry” in Reeves, M. Barbara, Harvey, C. A., Fergusson, M., Harden, S. Holman, L.M., MacKinnon, M. and Shelton, A. “Report on the Humayma Excavation Project’s 2010 and 2012 Field Seasons.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 58: 105-144. [includes a new reading of a Latin inscription from a statue base in the fort’s principia]
  • Oleson, J.P., Reeves, M.B., and Fisher, B.J., 2002, “New Dedicatory Inscriptions from Humayma (Ancient Hawara), Jordan” Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 140: 102-121. [Greek and Roman inscriptions from the Roman fort and vicus]
RTI and Photogrammetry of Inscriptions, Graffiti, and Artifacts
  • Fergusson, M., MacKinnon, M., and Reeves, M.B. 2017. “RTI and Photogrammetry” in Reeves, M. Barbara, Harvey, C. A., Fergusson, M., Harden, S. Holman, L.M., MacKinnon, M. and Shelton, A. “Report on the Humayma Excavation Project’s 2010 and 2012 Field Seasons.” Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 58: 105-144.