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Don is a geologist with more than 50 years experience in the discovery, mining and management of mineral resource projects in Australia and overseas. In the mid-2000s he expanded his interests into the fields of Aerial Archaeology, Geoarchaeology, Palaeolandscape, and Ancient History, with a particular focus on Jordan. Participation in ground and airborne (APAAME) surveys in Jordan led to the initiation of the Jarash Water Project (JWP) in 2012, a project researching the ancient water management system to the Greco-Roman Decapolis city of Gerasa (modern Jarash) under his direction. JWP publications include studies on the water management system, landscape history, occupational history, Christian churches, and the archaeological contributions of early 19th century visitors.

His interests recently expanded into Saudi Arabia where he is involved in the AAKSAU and AAKSAK aerial survey projects and brings his geological experience to bear on studies of the mining heritage and landscape history.

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aqueduct Earth & Environmental Sciences
valley Earth & Environmental Sciences
archaeology Earth & Environmental Sciences
water management Earth & Environmental Sciences
occupation Earth & Environmental Sciences
Iron Age Earth & Environmental Sciences
city Earth & Environmental Sciences
archaeological evidence Earth & Environmental Sciences

Research Output 2015 2019

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water management
archaeological evidence

Fresh insights into the Christian churches of Gerasa from the records of early 19th century visitors

Boyer, D. D., 2018, In : ARAM Periodical. 30, 1, p. 59-89 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Christian Churches
Byzantine Empire
History of Christianity

Jarash Water Project: Report on 2014 field season

Boyer, D. D., 2018, Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, 59, p. 347-368 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Jarash Water Project: Report on 2015 field season

Boyer, D. D., 2018, Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, 59, p. 369-381 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Landscape archaeology in the Jarash valley in northern Jordan: A preliminary analysis of human interaction in the prehistoric and historic periods

Boyer, D. D., 2018, Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East 25–29 April 2016, Vienna. Salisbury, R. (ed.). Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, Vol. 2. p. 223-236 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperConference paper

Iron Age

Projects 2016 2017