Brown University professor emerita Martha Sharp Joukowsky directed the archaeological excavations of the Great Temple at Petra, Jordan, from 1993-2008. Although the excavation was funded by Brown University as part of its programs in Anthropology and the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World (formerly the Center for Old World Archaeology and Art), it is also an international and interdisciplinary project, with the active involvement of the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) located in Amman, and the Department of Antiquities of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


 The Excavations of the Petra Great Temple are under the direction of Professor Martha Sharp Joukowsky, Brown University, Providence Rhode Island, U.S.A.