“New Insights into Thamudic Inscriptions” by Dr. Glenn J. Corbett


Messages from the Desert: New Insights into Thamudic Inscriptions and Rock Drawings from Jordan’s Wadi Ramm

An example of signed rock art from Wadi Ramm. Photo G.J. Corbett.
An example of signed rock art from Wadi Ramm. Photo G.J. Corbett.

Dr. Glenn J. Corbett
Director of the Wadi Hafir Petroglyph Survey, Former ACOR NEH Fellow and Independent Scholar

Wednesday 25 September at 6:00pm
Reception to Follow

About the Lecture

Dr. Glenn J. Corbett will speak about the 2,000 year-old Thamudic inscriptions and drawings in the area of Wadi Ramm and how contextual approaches, GIS analysis, and high-tech digital imaging are changing the way we understand these enigmatic desert carvings.

About the Lecturer

Glenn J. Corbett received his Ph.D. in Near Eastern archaeology from the University of Chicago, where his research focused on the epigraphic and archaeological remains of pre-Islamic Arabia. Since 2005, he has directed the Wadi Hafir Petroglyph Survey in southern Jordan with an emphasis on using GIS and other geospatial technologies to map properly and contextualize the region’s abundant epigraphic and rock art remains. He was an NEH Research Fellow at ACOR for 2011–2012 and will begin teaching Arabian archaeology and epigraphy at the University of Ha’il, KSA, in 2014.

Special Announcement

At this lecture, the Friends of Archaeology & Heritage (FOAH) will have a table in the ACOR Library where you can join up for membership for the coming year. Besides their regular lectures, they have field trips around Jordan and an annual trip abroad. Current annual membership fees are 30 JD per person, 50 JD per family, and 5 JD per student. For further details please check their website http://www.foah-jordan.co.nr/