Greater Mesopotamia

Greater Mesopotamia

Al-Ghat excavations 2014

ExcavationsPosted by Joachim Bretschneider Mon, May 12, 2014 13:24:19

The second study season in the Al-Ghat region was conducted between the 1st and the 18th of March 2014. The project works under the aegis of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, Riyadh and the University of Leuven, Belgium.

The project is directed by Mr. Mohammed Ali Alsalouk and Joachim Bretschneider. The Belgian team consisted of Prof. Joachim Bretschneider, Prof. Philip Van Peer, Nicolas Kress, Greta Jans, Anne-Sophie Van Vyve, Dave Geerts, Marjolein Van der Waa, Shanah De Boeck en Ellen Van Belle.

Looking for early human activity, some areas like the Wadi Markh, were extensively surveyed. Several excavation quadrants were opened on Jebel Markh and Qurayy as Sumur and these sites were topographically documented.

Lithic artifacts from Jebel Samar and Jebel Markh

At work at the Jebel Markh

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