Prof. David Kennedy, Dr. Robert 'Bob' Bewley
Aerial Archaeology in Jordan Team
Francesca Radcliffe, Nadja Qaisi, Don Boyer, Mike Neville
Mat Dalton, Karen Henderson, Sandra Ottley, Rebecca Banks, Stafford Smith
APAAME Research Associate (2010): Mike Bishop
Simon Rutter, Paul Bourke, Paul Houghton
David is a Winthrop Professor in Roman Archaeology and History at the University of Western Australia. He specialises in Roman archaeology of the Eastern Empire. Since 1997 David has conducted annual aerial reconnaissance over Jordan as part of the Aerial Archaeology in Jordan project. His other projects have included the Jarash Hinterland Survey with Fiona Baker (2005-2011), a rescue project at the Classical city of Zeugma on the Euphrates (1993-2001) and currently the Aerial Photographic Archive for Archaeology in the Middle East. He has been a Member at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and a Fellow at Princeton University. He is also Chair of the Roman Archaeology Group, Perth, established in 2004 to promote interest in Roman archaeology in perhaps the city most remote from it.
Bewley, R.H. and Kennedy, D.L. (2013) Historical Aerial Imagery in Jordan and the Wider Middle East, in: Hanson, W.S. and Oltean, A. (eds) Archaeology from Historical Aerial and Satellite Archives, Springer: 221-242.
Kennedy, D.L. (2012) Kites - New discoveries and a new type, Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy 23: 145-155.
Kennedy, D.L. (2012) Pioneers Above Jordan: revealing a Prehistoric landscape, Antiquity 86: 474-491.
Kennedy, D. L. (2011) The “Works of the Old Men” in Arabia. Remote sensing in interior Arabia, Journal of Archaeological Science 38: 3185-3203.
Kennedy, D. L. and Bishop, M. C. (2011) ‘Google Earth and the Archaeology of Saudi Arabia. A case study from the Jeddah area’, Journal of Archaeological Science 38 (2011): 1284-1293.
Kennedy, D. L. and Bewley, R. H. (2010) ‘Archives and Aerial Imagery in Jordan. Rescuing the Archaeology of Greater Amman from Rapid Urban Sprawl’: In Cowley, D. C., Standring, R. A. and Abicht, M. J. (eds), Landscapes Through the Lens: Aerial Photographs and the Historic Environment, 2010, Oxford (Oxbow Books): 193-206.
Kennedy, D. L. and Bewley, R. H. (2009) ‘Aerial Archaeology in Jordan’, Antiquity 83: 69-81 Kennedy, D.L. (2007) Gerasa and the Decapolis: a ‘virtual island’ in northwest Jordan, Duckworth Debates in Archaeology, London.
Kennedy, D.L. and Bewley, R. (2004) Ancient Jordan from the Air, Council for British Research in the Levant, London. Kennedy, D.L. (2004) The Roman Army in Jordan (2nd ed.), British Academy Monographs in Archaeology, Council for British Research in the Levant, London.
Kennedy, D.L. (1998) The Twin Towns of Zeugma on the Euphrates. Rescue Work and Historical Studies, Journal of Roman Archaeology, Supplementary Series, Portsmouth.
Bob is currently Director of Operations at the Heritage Lottery Fund in the UK. Formerly he was the Regional Director for English Heritage in the South West, and the Head of Survey for English Heritage. He has published extensively, worked on the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, is actively involved in aerial photography over England, and in Jordan as co-Director of the Aerial Archaeology in Jordan Project.
Kennedy, D.L. and Bewley, R. (2004) Ancient Jordan from the Air, Council for British Research in the Levant, London.
Bewley, R. (2003) Prehistoric Settlements, (2nd ed.) Stroud.
Bewley, R. (2002) Aerial Archaeology: developing future practice, Conference Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Aerial Archaeology, 15-17 November 2000, Lezno, Poland.
Bewley, R. (1999) Archiving Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing Data, Archaeology Data Service, Oxford.
Bewley, R. (1999) Lincolnshire’s Archaeology from the Air, Occasional Papers in Lincolnshire History and Archaeology 11, Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology, Lincoln.
Kennedy, D. L. and Bewley, R. H. (1999) “Aerial Archaeology in Jordan”, Antiquity 83: 69-81.
Francesca has been involved in aerial photography for almost 20 years, focusing on the areas of Dorset (England), Puglia (Italy) and Jordan. After working at the Museum of London in the early 80s, Francesca gained her diploma in Archaeology from Bournemouth University and specialised in Aerial Archaeology. Since 2000 she has been working with David and Bob as a key member of the Aerial Archaeology in Jordan project. http://www.francesca-radcliffe.com/jordan.htm
Radcliffe, F.F. (2006) Paesaggi Sepolti in Daunia: John Bradford e la ricerca archaeologica dal cielo 1945-1957, Foggia.
BSc Hons Geology (Wales)
Mike was a pioneering member of the Aerial Archaeology of Jordan Project who was instrumental in the digitisation of the archive for public use online and for advising on the work flow during fieldwork. He joined two seasons of flying in Jordan before dying unexpectedly in 2009.
BCA (Wollongong), MPhil (Cambridge)
|Mat Dalton and Simon Rutter|
Crewe, L., Dalton, M. et al. (2011) ‘Second preliminary report of excavations at Kissonerga-Skalia, 2008–10.’ In Report of the Department of Antiquites, Cyprus 2011.
Dalton, M. (2007). ‘The Egkomi Mapping Project’ in Report of the Department of Antiquites, Cyprus 2007.
Structures of particular interest to Karen are the enigmatic Desert Kites, Pendant, Wheels and Cairns, about all of which very little is known. Karen has previously participated in excavation and survey in Romania around Tropaeum Traiani in 2004 while an undergraduate studying archaeology. She has also been involved in Australian historical archaeology in and around Kalgoorlie and Cue in Western Australia. Karen has currently contributed to and participated in four seasons with the Aerial Archaeology in Jordan project.
BA (Hons), PhD (UWA)
Sandra is currently working as Research Assistant to Professor Kennedy. She has previously studied for four weeks at the British Institute in Rome while undertaking her PhD studies, which researched the role played by the Praetorian Guard in the events of AD 69. Her major research interests include early Roman Imperial history, the Praetorian Guard and the Middle East under Rome.
BA Hons (UWA), MSc (Macquarie University, Sydney)
Rebecca is the most recent Research Assistant to join the APAAME team. Rebecca has participated in fieldwork in Spain and England as well as a short volunteering stint at the Museum of London. She completed her Masters in Museums Studies in 2011, completing projects with the Museum of Ancient Cultures and the Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies. Her interests include Roman archaeology, archival research, digitisation and database management/registration.
BSc Hons (UWA)
Staf specialises in GIS and cartography for archaeology, and is most interested in the public presentation of archaeology through these channels. He previously worked on the Aerial Archaeology of Jordan Project as Research Assistant, as a Heritage Advisor at BHP Billiton, and has been an intern at the Sint Eustatius Centre for Archaeological Research in the Dutch Caribbean. Currently, he is a freelance consultant with Smith Field and Spatial.
BA Hons, PhD (Sheffield)
While Mike specialises in Roman military sites and equipment, he also freelances as a writer, publisher and archaeologist. Mike is owner and publisher of The Armatura Press which produces high quality works related to the Roman Army. Mike worked as a Research Associate with APAAME on the pilot project of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, using satellite imagery from Google Earth. The results of this project were published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Mike has previously worked as a Research Associate in the department of Archaeology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, working on the excavations at Corbridge. He is currently walking Hadrian’s Wall and you can read about it on his blog at http://perlineamvalli.wordpress.com/.
Kennedy, D.L. and Bishop, M. (2011) ‘Google Earth and the Archaeology of Saudi Arabia. A case study from the Jeddah area.’ In Journal of Archaeological Science, 38: 1284-1293.
Bishop, M. and J.C.N. Coulston (2006) Roman Military Equipment from the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome (2nd ed.), Oxford.
Bishop, M. and Dore, J.N. (1989) Corbridge: excavations of the Roman fort and town, 1947-80, HBMCE Archaeological Report No. 8, London.
BEng Hons (London)
Simon is an information technology professional with over 20 years experience in software development, project management and service delivery. He has previously worked in the Middle East and in commercial aviation in a variety of roles. He became involved with APAAME while working at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Western Australia. His contributions included software to automate photograph and Google Earth metadata generation.
Assoc Prof. University of Western Australia
Paul Bourke is the director of the iVEC facility at the University of Western Australia. His research interests include visualisation, computer graphics, geometric algorithms, and digital image processing. During his career he has worked in positions where he concentrated on architectural virtual environments, brain/medical research, astronomy visualisation, and virtual heritage. Of particular interest are engaging and immersive display technologies and how they may be used to support visualisation, employed for public outreach and education, and used to create novel exhibits for museums and other public spaces.