Illinois college students to explore "day-to-day life in the Roman courtyside"

A team of Knox College (Galesburg, Illinois) professors and their students will spend the summer studying Tall Dhiban, an archeological site near the modern town of Dhiban in west-central Jordan.

The team will join a group of archeologists and geologists exploring Roman building in the area. "We know a lot about Roman temples and cities, but very little about day-to-day life in the courtyside and villages, which is where most people lived," said Danielle Fatkin, visiting assistant professor of history.