About Darrell

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Darrell J. Rohl is an archaeologist and educator, currently serving as Associate Professor of Archaeology, History, and Digital Humanities at Calvin University. He has a Ph.D. in Archaeology from Durham University and his research covers aspects of archaeological theory, life and interaction at the edges of the Roman Empire, Roman and early medieval Britain, classical and late antique Jordan, GIS and remote sensing, and the integration of religious faith in archaeological and heritage practice. He has more than 18 years of archaeological fieldwork and research experience in the USA, the UK (England and Scotland), Italy, and Jordan.

Darrell is Co-Director of the Umm Al-Jimāl Archaeological Project in Jordan, which is currently focusing on exploring the dynamics of religious change in everyday domestic contexts between 100–800 CE and working with Jordanian partners on delivering the successful nomination of Umm Al-Jimāl as Jordan's next UNESCO World Heritage Site. He previously directed the Hisban North Church Project in Jordan (2018) and was the academic lead for the Hidden Landscape of a Roman Frontier Project in Scotland (2015–2018). For 6 years (2010–2016), he chaired the Standing Committee of the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC).

In 2024, Darrell will begin a year-long sabbatical in which he will focus on the digital documentation of Umm Al-Jimal, including the use of ground-based LiDAR scanning and a new data platform based on the open-source Arches Project and CIDOC-CRM.