Levant - Transjordan

The Pre-pottery Neolithic A Site of Zahrat Adh-'Dhra 2 and the Dawn of Farming by the Dead Sea

The Pre-Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA) site of Zahrat Adh-'Dhra 2 lies on the barren and deeply dissected Dhra‘ Plain, at the south-east corner of the Dead Sea in Jordan. However, in its heyday (9,200 - 8,300 cal BC) during the early Holocene, the settlement lay in a more congenial setting beside the alluvial fan of the ancestral Wadi adh-Dhra‘. Zahrat adh-Dhra‘ 2 was excavated by a La Trobe University team between 1999 and 2002.  As one of the final PPNA sites in the southern Levant... Read more about The Pre-pottery Neolithic A Site of Zahrat Adh-'Dhra 2 and the Dawn of Farming by the Dead Sea