Conference Program

Modern Techniques and Archaeological Sites in Iraq

Co-Sponsored by
The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII)
and The Iraqi Cultural Center (ICC)

Saturday, December 8, 2012, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Iraqi Cultural Center, Washington, DC

9:30­am-12:30pm Morning Session
Mohammad Alturaihi
(Iraqi Cultural Center)
McGuire Gibson
(University of Chicago)
Opening Remarks
Mark Altaweel
(University College London)
“Landscape Studies in Northern Iraq”
Break 15 minutes
Jason Ur
(Harvard University)
"Remote Sensing of Sites and Landscapes in the Kurdistan Region, Northern Iraq"
Carrie Hritz
(Pennsylvania State University)
“Mapping Settlement along the Tigris River – A Virtual Survey via Remote Sensing”
12:30pm-­2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm-­5:00pm Afternoon Session
Zaid Ibraheem
(Pennsylvania State University)
"The Digital Atlas of Archaeological Sites in Iraq: Nineveh, Dyala, and Anbar Provinces"
Abdulamir Hamdani
(Stony Brook University)
“Using Remote Sensing Techniques and Satellite Imagery in Surveying Archaeological Sites in Southern Iraq”
Elizabeth Stone
(Stony Brook University)
“High Resolution Satellite Imagery and the Archaeology of Southern Iraq"
Break 15 minutes
Alexandra Witsell
(University of Chicago)
“Urban Form and the Crown: The Third‐Millennium City of Khafajah”
Katharyn Hanson
(University of Chicago)
“Remote Sensing Assessments of Archaeological Sites in Iraq: Case Studies at Nineveh and Umma”
Conclusion Discussion on Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Iraq