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New Publication: Near Eastern Landscapes and Declassified U2 Aerial Imagery

New Publication: Near Eastern Landscapes and Declassified U2 Aerial Imagery

March 15, 2019

Just appeared: Near Eastern Landscapes and Declassified U2 Aerial Imagery by Emily Hammer and Jason Ur.  Read it online here (Open Access).

Abstract:

 

Recently declassified photographs taken by U2 spy planes in the 1950s and 1960s provide an important new source of historical aerial imagery useful for Eurasian archaeology. Like other sources of historical imagery, U2 photos provide a window into...

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EPAS lecture in Toronto (CSMS Annual Grayson Lecture)

January 6, 2016

On Wednesday,13 January 2016, Jason Ur, Professor of Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, will give the A.K. Grayson Lecture on Assyrian History and Culture for the Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies:

CITIES AND LANDSCAPES OF ASSYRIA: NEW RESEARCH IN THE IMPERIAL CORE

In August 2012 a new Harvard University archaeological research project began in the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq.  This area was the core of the Neo-Assyrian empire (ca. 900-600 BC), which at its greatest stretched from Egypt to Iran.  The Erbil Plain...

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