Dr Reem Samed Al Shqour is Research Associate for Islamic Archaeology at Andrews University, USA. She has worked as an archaeologist and curator of the Madaba Archeological Museum. An historian and archaeologist, Al Shqour has being carrying out fieldwork at sites across Jordan and Europe over the past 15 years. This has included the direction of three archaeological projects in Jordan and the co-directing of one project in Belgium. She has published several archaeological publications concerning her work.