Workplace, Vehicles and Equipment

We have vehicles and field equipment available for hire by CBRL members for the purposes of research. We provide bench and project workspace for a small charge. We hold archaeological reference collections including animal bone, seeds, and some collections of ceramics and chipped stone and which are available for consultation.

Vehicle Rates and Equipment List

Please contact for all vehicle, workspace and equipment bookings.

4 x 4 vehicles - a new Toyota Hilux Pickup and Mitsubishi Pajero are available. We try to match projects with the most suitable vehicle, but cannot always guarantee which vehicle will be allocated.


A current photo ID full driving license from the driver's home country is required to drive CBRL's vehicles. Special permission has to be sought for Jordanian license holders to drive the vehicles. Drivers must be at least 25 years of age.


Vehicle Rates Per day
New White Toyota Hilux Pickup (diesel)  JD 75
Mitsubishi Pajero (benzine) JD 60

CBRL membership is required. Affiliated and CBRL funded projects receive a 10% discount on vehicle rates. CBRL vehicles must be collected and returned during administration working hours: 9 am - 5pm, Sun - Thurs (except public holidays; special hours may apply in Ramadan). Out of hours collection and return (evenings/Saturdays) can be arranged for a fee (currently an additional JD 25). Advance notice is required and staff availability is not guaranteed. No vehicles are issued or accepted for return on Fridays.


Laboratory and Workspace  

Vehicles Equipment


Workspace is available in our archaeological laboratory, but must be booked in advance.

We have reference collections for faunal, botanical and molluscan remains, as well as type series of chipped stone and pottery from selected sites.    

The fee for laboratory work/bench space is 10 JD per space per week (as of April 2017). Users must be CBRL members.

Researchers on CBRL Affiliated Projects booked into BIA accommodation are entitled to free bench space during the period of their stay. Please arrange at the time of booking as availability cannot always be assured.


We have field equipment available for hire. Items are hired per day, per week and per month. Hire rates for major items can be downloaded here. CBRL-sponsored and affiliated projects receive a 10% discount on equipment rates.


CBRL BIA: Equipment List (December 2013; reviewed April 2017)

Surveying and Recording Equipment:  Excavating Equipment:  Also available:
LEICA TC407 Total Station Flotation tank (+ accessories) Generator
LEICA TC1010 Total Station Hand Picks Household/ Dighouse utensils 
NIKON Dumpy Level Trowels Household/ Dighouse furniture 
SOKKISHA Dumpy Level Picks Bedding
Prism Shovels Stove
Surveying tripods Hoes Water containers/coolers
Surveying staffs Wheelbarrows Food/drink coolers
Surveyors arrows Buckets (metal, plastic)  
Camera tripod Goofas  
Planning frames (Aluminum) Standing sieves  
Drawing boards Metal shaking sieve  
Measuring tapes: 30m & 50m  Petrol cans 5 litres  
Plumb-bobs Jackhammer  
Line levels Hacksaw  
Ranging rods Wooden mallets  
Photographic scales Sledgehammers  
  Brushes / Metal Brushes / Brooms  

Note: Crates for storing materials should be purchased, we do not offer crates for hire.