Dynamics of Civilisation along the Qara Dagh Range

Start: Dec 16, 2013 02:00 PM
End: Dec 16, 2013 07:00 PM

Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, UCL Institute of Archaeology

UCL Grand Challenges

A half-day conference on the archaeology, history and palaeoenvironment of Iraqi Kurdistan will be held at the Institute on 16 December.

At a crossroads between the flood plain of southern Mesopotamia, the Assyrian heartland to the north and Western Iran, the province of Sulaymaniyah (Kurdish Autonomous Region of Iraq) constitutes one of the most fertile agricultural regions of the Middle East. Archaeological research in this important region was limited for much of the later twentieth century, owing to modern political circumstances.

This conference brings together a new generation of researchers, whose fieldwork is beginning to fill out this significant gap in the archaeological, historical, and environmental record.


All welcome! No need to register. The conference will be followed by a reception. For further enquiries, please contact David Kertai.

This event is organised as part of UCL's Grand Challenge of Intercultural Interaction, with additional funding provided by the London Centre for the Ancient Near East and a Rubicon Grant of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).