Archaeology in Kurdistan

The following presentations were made at the 2017 American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) conference, as part of a session on archaeology in Kurdistan Region.



Archaeological Reflections of Identity in the Late Assyrian period Remains at Bestansur, Kurdistan
Lisa Cooper, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, with the contributions of Sheri Pak, UBC, and Lynn Welton, University of Toronto


Excavations at Gird-i Dasht, 2013–2016
Kyra Kaercher
PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge


Recent results from archaeological research at Helawa, southwest Erbil Plain, Iraqi Kurdistan
Agnese Vacca, Luca Peyronel, Valentine Oselini


Kurdish Chalcolithic Conundra: Regional Identities and Local Variation at Surezha and Greater Mesopotamia
Gil Stein


Before the Assyrians, After the Assyrians: News from Qasr Shemamok
Maria Grazia Masetti-Rouault (EPHE-PSL, Sorbonne, Paris)
Director of the French Mission at Qasr Shemamok (Kurdistan, Iraq)


Locating Kakmum: Searching for the Bronze Age polity of the Northern Zagros
Marshall W. Schurtz
University of Pennsylvania


Imperial Handlungsräume in the Upper Diyala Valley - Khani Masi Excavations 2017
Claudia Glatz and Jesse Casana


The Evolution of the Assyrian Landscape in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Jason Ur—Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University
Nader Babakr—Director of Antiquities, Erbil


In the Shade of a Tree: Religious Patterns in the Kurdistan Region from Late Antiquity to Modern Times
Gianfilippo Terribili - Sapienza University of Rome
Camilla Insom - L’Orientale University of Naples
MAIKI (Missione Archeologica Italiana in Kurdistan Iracheno – DiSA Sapienza)


HCECR-MAIKI Joint study of the ceramic materials from the Erbil Citadel
Luca Colliva, Marco Galuppi and Serenella Mancini (MAIKI-Sapienza University of Rome)
Dara al-Yaqoobi, Sangar Mohammed Abdullah, Chinar Faris Mohammed and Hezha Zayar Mohammed (HCECR)