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Research Project

Long-Term Environmental and Social Change in Mesopotamia

2016 – 2018

Project Summary

Marshaling texts, archaeological evidence, natural science findings, information on environmental processes, and satellite imagery, researchers shed light on the impact of the environment on cultural development in Mesopotamia.

Research Team

Mark Altaweel

Mark Altaweel

Professor of Near East Archaeology and Archaeological Data Science

University College London

Dr. Altaweel takes a data science approach to his research. He is interested in investigating a variety of heritage, landscape, and social-environmental topics in his teaching and research. Dr. Altaweel has been involved in numerous projects on the ancient Near East, application of complex...

Hermann Gasche

Hermann Gasche

Professor Emeritus

Ghent University

Hermann Gasche is an archaeologist who specializes in ancient Mesopotamia, Assyriology, and Near Eastern archaeology. To learn more about his research and publications, please visit his academic bibliography page at the University of Ghent.

McGuire Gibson

McGuire Gibson

Professor Emeritus of Mesopotamian Archaeology

University of Chicago

McGuire Gibson is a leading authority on ancient Mesopotamia. He has done fieldwork in Iraq, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and northeastern Syria. He earned his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1968.

Carrie Hritz

Carrie Hritz

Senior Manager Research Review and Support

The Pew Charitable Trusts

Carrie Hritz is an archaeologist specializing in spatial analysis and digital mapping. To learn more about her research and publications, please visit her profile page.

Stephen Lintner

Stephen Lintner

Visiting Professor

King's College London

Stephen F. Lintner is Visiting Professor of Geography at King’s College London and has over 35 years of worldwide experience in environment, infrastructure and water resources management. At King’s he focuses on three complementary themes: policies and procedures for management of environmental...

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