Tall Hisban was the first site excavated by the Madaba Plains Project and was directed by Siegfried Horn and Lawrence Geraty in the 1970s. It is now being excavated by Øystein LaBianca and Paul Ray. The excavation of Tall Jalul, another MPP site, is directed by Randall Younker and David Merling. The dig at Tall Jawa, begun by MPP under Randall Younker, was directed by Michèle Daviau after the first season until its recent completion. The excavations at Tall Madaba are directed by Timothy Harrison, who dug at ‘Umayri for several seasons.