Dr Jutta Häser

Jutta Häser is a Near Eastern archaeologist and became the manager of cooperation project DOJAM (Documentation of Objects in Jordanian Archaeological Museums) in January 2017. This project is carried out by the GPIA and the Department of Antiquities of Jordan and is financed by the Gerda Henkel Foundation https://www.deiahl.de/projects.html

Between 2013 and 2017, she worked as a research fellow of the Gerda Henkel Foundation at the Biblical Archaeological Institute in Wuppertal. She concentrated her work on the Byzantine period in northern Jordan and the publication of the Byzantine to Umayyad strata of the Tall Zirā‘a excavation.

From 2004 to 2013, she was director of the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology in Amman. Since 2004, she is co-director of the joint Gadara Region Project and the excavations on Tall Zirā‘a of the GPIA and the Biblical Archaeological Institute (BAI) in Wuppertal http://www.tallziraa.de.

Before coming to Jordan in 2004, she was assistant and chief editor at the Orient Department of the German Institute of Archaeology in Berlin for six years. During this time, she conducted an interdisciplinary project on oases in Oman http://www.oases-of-oman.org and was engaged in different archaeological activities in various countries of the Near East.

As a student, she participated in excavations and surveys in Germany, Italy, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, and Sudan. She worked for the Free University Berlin and the Technische Fachhochschule Berlin Department of Cartography and Remote Sensing for several years.

She studied in Göttingen, Aarhus (Denmark) and Berlin. She got her PhD and MA from the Free University Berlin. The title of her PhD thesis was “Siedlungsarchäologie im Jebel Marra-Gebiet (Darfur/Sudan) anhand von Fernerkundungsdaten” (Settlement Archaeology in the Jebel Marra-Region, Darfur/Sudan Using Remote Sensing Data) http://www.vml.de/e/detail.php?ISBN=978-3-89646-327-2&hl=H%E4ser

Her main interests are settlement archaeology, ancient water management as well as on-site and archival documentation methods in archaeology and cultural heritage management.