Dr Yorke Rowan

Research Associate Professor
University of Chicago
Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures

Yorke Rowan is an anthropological archaeologist and Research Associate Professor at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. He focuses on later prehistory (Late Neolithic, Chalcolithic, and Early Bronze), with thematic research interests in death, prehistoric ritual performance, and material objects mediating these human actions. His most recent publications include The Social Archaeology of the Levant: From Prehistory to Present (2019, Cambridge Press, co-edited with A. Yasur-Landau and E. Cline), and “The Black Desert Drone Survey: New Perspectives on an Ancient Landscape” in the journal Remote Sensing (2022) with A.C. Hill. He co-directs the Kites in Context and Eastern Badia Archaeological Projects, two projects in the Black Desert of Jordan.

Tours Led by Professor Yorke Rowan


Historical Tour of Petra and Jordan

14 Days
Availability : April 13 - 26, 2025
Tour Jordan and Petra and discover Madaba, Jerash, Wadi Rum, Umayyad fortress-palaces in the eastern desert and all the wonders of Jordan
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