The 2011 season of ‘Medieval’ Petra and Shawbak Project, carried out by the team of the University of Florence took place between October 1 and December 3 2011, with archaeological investigation of the sites of Shawbak, Al-Wu’ayra and Al-Habis and related activities. 2011 season saw the involvement of a vast group of more than 40 researchers co-ordinated by the Chair of Medieval Archaeology of the University of Florence, including research groups of restoration and urban planning (University of Pisa and Municipality of Shawbak), computer archaeology (CNRS Marseille – F), advanced topographic survey (CNR ITABC Rome). Activities ranged from archaeological investigation (excavation, light archaeology) and material analyses, to Public Archaeology (especially as regards site interpretation and site management). The season was funded by University of Florence, Italian Ministry of University, Italian Foreign Office, Department of Antiquities of Jordan, Municipality of Shawbak and EU funding for the project ENPI CIUDAD Liaisons for Growth. The report deals with the main construction properties of the Castle of Shawbak (Jordan) and of its logistic conditions, in view of programming the archaeological restoration works of static consolidation. Masonry walls, vaults, lintels and arches are classified from historic and constructive point of view, in order to evaluate the level of safety for visitors, archaeologists and to permit a proper conservation of the site. Techniques for reconstructions are prelimarly described.

Static consolidation of Shawbak Castle (Jordan): needs, opportunities and strategy

SASSU, MAURO;
2011

Abstract

The 2011 season of ‘Medieval’ Petra and Shawbak Project, carried out by the team of the University of Florence took place between October 1 and December 3 2011, with archaeological investigation of the sites of Shawbak, Al-Wu’ayra and Al-Habis and related activities. 2011 season saw the involvement of a vast group of more than 40 researchers co-ordinated by the Chair of Medieval Archaeology of the University of Florence, including research groups of restoration and urban planning (University of Pisa and Municipality of Shawbak), computer archaeology (CNRS Marseille – F), advanced topographic survey (CNR ITABC Rome). Activities ranged from archaeological investigation (excavation, light archaeology) and material analyses, to Public Archaeology (especially as regards site interpretation and site management). The season was funded by University of Florence, Italian Ministry of University, Italian Foreign Office, Department of Antiquities of Jordan, Municipality of Shawbak and EU funding for the project ENPI CIUDAD Liaisons for Growth. The report deals with the main construction properties of the Castle of Shawbak (Jordan) and of its logistic conditions, in view of programming the archaeological restoration works of static consolidation. Masonry walls, vaults, lintels and arches are classified from historic and constructive point of view, in order to evaluate the level of safety for visitors, archaeologists and to permit a proper conservation of the site. Techniques for reconstructions are prelimarly described.
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