Dr John B Winterburn

Research Profile

I have been working in Jordan since 2007 and was awarded my PhD in 2016, by the University of Bristol, for my thesis on the Conflict Landscapes of Southern Jordan, an anthropologically informed archaeology of the region to the south of Ma’an.

My first career was as a telecommunications engineer, however, I returned to university in 2002 to study Landscape Archaeology and was then involved in the Uplands Initiative Survey for the Royal Commission in Wales and commercial archaeology in England and Wales.

In 2007, I became the landscape archaeologist and researcher for the Great Arab Revolt Project. This ten-year project investigated the archaeology of the Ottoman defensive landscapes and the Great Arab Revolt (1916-1918) in Jordan.

My other interests include contemporary archaeology, Modern Conflict Archaeology and the archaeology of the Hejaz Railway.