Kurdistan 2014: Archaeology amid Uncertainty

Posted in: Ancient Near East Today
Tags: Archaeology, Boston University, Cambridge, Erbil, iraq, Kurdistan, Kurdistan Regional Government, Michael Danti, Mosul University, RAP, Rowanduz Archaeological Program, Soran Department of Antiquities, University of Pennsylvania, Zagros Mountains

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By: Michael Danti

War seemed at the doorstep of Kurdistan, but the ASOR-affiliated Rowanduz Archaeological Program (RAP) conducted its second field season of archaeological excavations, surveys, and geophysical prospection in northeastern Iraqi Kurdistan in May and June 2014.

Our team from Boston University, the University of Pennsylvania, the universities of Cambridge and Munich, and the University of Connecticut faced unusual challenges as a result of the unrest in neighboring northern Iraq, but through hard work and dedication RAP made some incredible discoveries in this virtually (more…)

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