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Mark Altaweel
  • m.altaweel@ucl.ac.uk
  • Direct: +44 (0)20 7679 4607
  • Internal: 24607
  • Room 103
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Mark Altaweel

 Research Interests

  • Agent-based modelling
  • GIS and land use
  • Complex adaptive systems
  • Computational Social Science
  • Mesopotamian history and archaeology

Research Directory Records

Research Projects and Fieldwork

  • 2011: Archaeological project conducted in Kurdistan, Iraq (near Sulaymaniyah). Work focuses on studying anthropogenic landscape change in the past using soil analysis, remote sensing, and archaeological survey. Work conducted with the University of Heidelberg.
  • 2008-2010: Co-PI on archaeological documentation projected sponsored by the United States State Department with data collected focusing on ancient Mesopotamian sites in southern and northern Iraq. Work included training Iraqis on the use of archaeological survey methods and GPS. Project was conducted near Istanbul, Turkey and Amman, Jordan.
  • 2006-2008: Co-PI on archaeological documentation projected sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities with data collected focusing on ancient Mesopotamian sites in southern and northern Iraq. Work included training Iraqis on the use of archaeological survey methods and GPS on archaeological sites in Jordan. Project work was conducted in Homs, Syria and Amman, Jordan.
  • 2004-5: PI on archaeological data collection project for sites in northern Mesopotamia with data focused on surveys and excavations conducted in the 1980s and 1990s. Project included training Iraqis on the useof GPS and other survey techniques on sites in Jordan. Project conducted in and near Amman, Jordan.
  • 2003: Archaeological site damage assessment survey in Iraq sponsored by National Geographic Society (see October 2003 issue of National Geographic). Conducted near Baghdad, Mosul, and Samarra, Iraq.

Educational Background

  • PhD (University of Chicago, 2004)
  • MS (University of Chicago, 2000)
  • BA (University of Illinois, 1997)

Current Students

  • Alessio Palmisano Computational and spatial Approaches to the commercial landscapes and political geography of the Old Assyrian coloney (principal supervisor Andrew Bevan)
  • Ryan Perry In search of a Middle Assyrian Style (joint supervision with Jeremy Tanner; principal supervisor David Wengrow)

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