Settlement History of Iraqi Kurdistan
The aim of the project is to identify prehistoric and historical settlement along the plains on both sides of the Great Zab river, at the foot of the mountains of Kurdistan. In order to complete this objective, archaeological survey will be carried out within the work permit area (UGZAR - Upper Greater Zab Archaeological Reconnaissance) (MAP 1). A detailed catalogue of archaeological sites will be created as a result of this survey, spanning from the Paleolithic period to the late Middle Ages, and will contain data about the size, duration of occupation, and the conservation status of each identified site. A comprehensive outline of the history of settlement in the region will be developed on this basis.