University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Nancy R. Coinman

An Ice Age Oasis in Jordan

Pleistocene Hunter-gatherers in the Wadi al-Hasa Region

By: Deborah I. Olszewski and Nancy R. Coinman

If you visited the Wadi al-Hasa region of west cenĀ­tral Jordan today, you would probably find it hard to picture it as an attractive place to make a home. But during the last Ice Age (the Pleistocene epoch), it looked very different. Some 20,000 years ago and earĀ­lier, an expansive lake filled the eastern section […]