Shuqayra al-Gharbiyya: A New Early Islamic Compound in Central Jordan



During his survey in the late 1970s, Miller found enough ceramic evidence to suggest that Shuqayra al-Gharbiyya was an important early Islamic site worth further investigation (Miller 1991: 161-62, site no. 432). Since 2002, six seasons of excavation at Shuqayra al-Gharbiyya in Areas A through D have revealed that a large building was constructed with ashlar limestone blocks. [...] only 30 percent of the site has been examined. [...] j future investigations will focus on the site's western half with the goal of understanding architectural relationships across the settlement.