Our work has built on the pioneering archaeometallurgical investigations in the Faynan region by Professor Andreas Hauptmann (German Mining Museum) and Mohammad Najjar (Department of Antiquities of Jordan) and Volkmar Fritz’s initial soundings at Khirbat en-Nahas. The 2002 excavations at Khirbat en-Nahas were carried out under the auspices of the University of California, San Diego and the Department of Antiquities of Jordan (DOAJ) as part of the Jabal Hamrat Fidan Regional Archaeology Project. We are grateful to Dr. Fawwaz al-Khraysheh, director general of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan, for his support, the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature in Jordan for permitting us to work in the Dana Nature reserve where Khirbat en-Nahas is located, Dr. Pierre Bikai, then director of the American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman for his logistical support. The senior principal investigator of the project was Professor Thomas E. Levy (UCSD); co-principal investigator and ceramics specialist, Dr. Russell B. Adams (Ithaca University); and co-director, Dr. Mohammad Najjar (Department of Antiquities of Jordan). The following individuals served as key staff members of the project: Dr. James D. Anderson, senior surveyor (North Island College, BC); Professor Andreas Hauptmann, archaeometallurgist (German Mining Museum); Neil Smith, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and ceramics analyst (UCSD); Adolfo Muniz, digital archaeology coordinator and archaeozoologist (UCSD); Yoav Arbel, field supervisor (UCSD), Lisa Soderbaum, field supervisor; Elizabeth Monroe, field supervisor; Anthony Arias, Boomer (Goa); Sarah Malena, Victoria Sears, Beccah Landman, assistant field supervisors; Lynne Murone-Dunn and Stacie Wilson, field lab supervisors; the late Professor Alan Witten, geophysicist (University of Oklahoma); Dr. John Grattan, geoarchaeologist (University of Wales, Aberystwyth); Kristiana Smith, photography (San Diego), Aladdin Madi, camp manager (Jordan); Dr. Caroline Hebron, illustrator (UK); Marion Riebschläger, conservation (Germany); and Alina Levy, Financial (USA). We are grateful to all these individuals for their help.