Production in the hinterland of Petra: winepresses as a case study

Fawzi Q. Abudanah, Ahmad Z. Hasanat


This paper discusses production in the hinterland of Petra through the archaeological evidence of winepresses. Several winepresses were recorded in the hinterland of Petra during the study of ancient roads. The paper presents a description of the presses, their typology, and their geographic and topographic locations. The discussion also deals with other issues such as the date of the presses, the contribution of the hinterland of Petra to its economy, and the type of sites with which the presses are associated.


Winepresses. Petra. Nabataean. Hinterland. Wine

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