Craig Harvey

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Craig Harvey, 2015–2016 Bikai Fellowship & Harrell Family Fellowship

ACOR Fellow Craig Harvey photographing wall frescos from al-Humayma on the ACOR porch in June 2015. Photo by Leen al-Zu'bi.
ACOR Fellow Craig Harvey photographing wall frescos from al-Humayma on the ACOR porch in June 2015. Photo by Leen al-Zu’bi.

Craig Harvey is conducting research in Jordan in the summer of 2015 on ceramic building materials from a Roman fort at Humayma and from a Roman bath house at ‘Ayn Gharandal. Craig has always been interested in bath houses, heating systems, and construction materials. He is also pursuing a side project to examine the remains of wall frescos from the praetorium of the Roman fort at Humayma.

He has been awarded both the Pierre and Patricia Bikai Fellowship and the Harrell Family Fellowship in the 2015-2016 academic cycle. He had previously been awarded the James A. Sauer Fellowship in 2013-2014.

Craig’s ACOR fellowship project is titled “The Publication of Ceramic Building Material from the Roman Fort at Humayma and the Study of the Heating System of the ‘Ayn Gharandal Bathhouse.”

He first came to Jordan in 2008 and was enthralled by the friendly people of this country and its fascinating history. He has returned many times while working with the Humayma Excavation Project under the direction of Dr. Barbara Reeves of Queen’s University in Canada and with the ‘Ayn Gharandal Archaeological Project under the direction of Robert and Dr. Erin Darby of the University of Tennessee.  Craig has always liked history, loved traveling, and loved having hands-on experience in the outdoors.  Fortunately, they all come together with archeology. “It’s challenging and exciting, and you get to meet really interesting people,”  he said when asked why he chose to study archeology.

Craig will be on the site of the dig at ‘Ayn Gharandal in the Wadi Araba in the summer of 2015. He is grateful to ACOR because these fellowships are enabling him to do important work in Jordan.  “ACOR is a wonderful place filled with great people and is very diverse. I am also grateful for the support they have given me throughout my stay.”

Craig Harvey earned a Ba.H. from Queen’s University in 2011, an M.A. from the University of Victoria in 2013, and is now a Ph.D. candidate in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan.

– This text is based on an interview conducted by Ms. Leen al-Zu’bi in June 2015.  Leen is a student at the Kings Academy in Jordan and was an ACOR intern in the summer of 2015.