The international research project is currently led by scholars from the University of Coimbra and the University of Pennsylvania and its Museum. The project leaders work in close collaboration with the Iraqi Kurdish authorities, through the Sulaimaniyah Directorate of Antiquities and the General Directorate of Antiquities in Erbil. In addition, the scientific team consists of specialists from a range of European and American universities.


Penn Digital Humanities Forum and the Price Lab for Digital Humanities

From online preservation and digital mapping to data mining and geographic information systems, new techniques are reshaping the study and teaching of humanities disciplines, turning once solitary practices into team-based endeavors, and enabling global communities of experts to work across old lines of division. The Digital Humanities Forum is the main hub for such efforts at Penn.

American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) through a Harris Grant

The Harris Endowment provides modest grants to worthy field projects that are CAP-affiliated, particularly to newer and smaller projects, to help them get started; and to discrete components of larger projects that can be completed with an award. The Endowment also provides support for off-season research, analysis, and publications.

The Explorers Club through an Exploration Fund Grant 

The Exploration Fund Grant is for graduate, post-graduate, doctorate and early career post-doctoral students. It provides grants in support of exploration and field research for those who are just beginning their research careers.

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia 

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) is the Portuguese national funding agency for science, technology and innovation, in all scientific domains, under responsibility of the Ministry for Education and Science.

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Founded in 1887, the Penn Museum has always been one of the world’s great archaeology and anthropology research museums, and the largest university museum in the United States.

Kolb Foundation

The Louis J. Kolb Society of Fellows, based at the Penn Museum, pursues anthropological and archaeological endeavors throughout the world.

University of Coimbra

The University of Coimbra is a Portuguese public university in Coimbra, Portugal. Established in 1290, it is one of the oldest universities in continuous operation in the world, the oldest university of Portugal, and one of its largest higher education and research institutions.

University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania is an American private Ivy League research university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Incorporated as The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn is one of 14 founding members of the Association of American Universities and one of the nine original Colonial Colleges.

Centro de Estudos em Arqueologia, Artes e Ciências do Património

Centro de Estudos de Arqueologia, Artes e Ciências do Património (CEAACP) is a Portuguese Research Unit of the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. It pursues R&D in the area of Archaeology and related disciplines, focusing on the dynamics of past societies.