Concluding remarks

An integration of geological and geophysical information from Jordan shows that the Jordan Valley had a complex geological evolution. Dominantly clastic sedimentation in the Gondwana phase gave way to dominantly marine during the deposition in the Syrian Arc phase. The initiation of the present shape of the Jordan valley can be traced to the formation of Dead Sea basin which, itself, was a consequence of a modification of strike slip motion of the Dead Sea Rift.