Neathery Fuller was responsible during the 1980s for
the ethnographic studies related to women and landuse issues at Abila.
Neathery Fuller at the Department of Antiquities office in Irbid, Jordan.
John Shoup (right) was responsible during the 1980s for the ethnographic
studies related to local traditions related to Abila. John sorts
while Shannon McPherron (left) lists modern bedouin
artifacts from a campsite at Abila.
Traditional architecture, one room kitchen with door near corner and
bread oven (tabun) inside..
Late Ottoman house used by the Obeidat family in the village of Harta, near Abila.
Late Ottoman house with storage cave underneath in the village of Harta, near Abila.
Late Ottoman houses being demolished in Harta to make way for poured concrete
houses and paved streets.
Jeep trail leading to Habis Jalbek on the rim of the Wadi Yarmuk.
An exciting discovery made by Neathery Fuller and John Shoup: the
cliffside ruins of Habis Jalbek. This site was a Byzantine monastery with
possible reuse during the Crusader Period.
Wadi Harta with field walls and rock lined edge of gulley.
Goat and sheep pen with rock wall pre-1982 excavation in Area B.
Threshing wheat in an olive grove in Harta, near Abila..
New orchards and groves being established in the wadis near Abila.
Neathery wearing an embroidered dress typical of Harta.
Fatima Sukney (Harta) and Neathery Fuller.
Four young women and a young boy from two household in the village of Harta, Jordan.
Jordanian women in Harta making traditional bread in a tabun (Arabic, oven).
Double wedding in Harta during the 1980s.