About the product xviii, 270pp, 46 b/w plates, text-figures, 8 tables, 7 appendices, bibliography. Cloth boards in dust-jacket. From the blurb, The site of Jawa in north-east Jordan lies in an arid desert of black basalt. New excavations [1970s] have shown that an urban settlement, of considerable complexity and covering an area of 22 acres, existed there as long ago as the fourth millennium BC. This study describes the site s discovery, the fortifications and town plan, and the sophisticated water retrieval system . Size 8vo Product details Author S W Helms Binding type Hard cover Item condition Fine Key words Abebof326d Listing condition Used Publisher name Methuen, London Shipping time 3 - 7 days Title Jawa Lost City of the Black Desert Vendor name Lawrence Jones Books Top seller rank 5 Publication year 1981 Edition First edition.