Paul Christians

Paul Christians is a director and co-founder of Open Hand Studios, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving, celebrating, and sharing cultural heritage through innovative, community-based education and development projects. Paul’s research interests include cultural heritage, community archaeology, development, and museums.

Members of the Umm el-Jimal Project joined archaeologists, practitioners, and scholars from around the world for the 13th International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan. Sponsored by the […]

Umm el-Jimal Project staff attended the 2015 American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, from November 18-22, 2015. ASOR, a scholarly association with over 90 affiliated institutions, […]

Pilot Signage Installed

This morning the first six interpretive signs of the Umm el-Jimal Project’s walking tour were installed on site. Covering the House XVII-XVIII Complex, all of the signs are dual Arabic […]

Virtual Tour Screenshot

We’re pleased to launch our new interactive virtual tour of Umm el-Jimal! Completed as part of our Virtual Museum and Educational Curriculum grant project from the Archaeological Institute of America, […]