Land behind Mosul: preliminary results on the Islamic period settlement from the Land of Nineveh Archaeological Project (25/09/2019)
Valentina Vezzoli (Ifpo)
The project “Land behind Mosul: settlement, landscape and material culture of Northern Iraq in the Islamic period” (directed by Pr. Cristina Tonghini, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia) aims at analysing settlement dynamics, material culture, lands and resources management of the area located north-east of Mosul. It includes specific research on the period that goes from the Arab conquest of the 7th century to the very end of the Ottoman period of the early 20th century. It is part of the multi-periods programme Land of Nineveh Archaeological Project (director Pr. Daniele Morandi Bonacossi, University of Udine), focusing on the study of the natural and cultural landscape of the area north-east of Mosul, in the governorate of Dohuk.
The archaeological investigations carried out in the region have brought to light an incredibly rich documentation regarding the occupation of rural lands connected to Mosul, the main political and economic centre of the region during the Islamic period, since the first centuries of Islam (mid 7th-8th cent.) and until Ottoman time (and even later).
This presentation discusses the results issued by such archaeological evidence and provides a general picture of Islamic period material culture and settlement features in the surveyed area, underlying regional and interregional features of ceramic production and consumption, and continuity and change in the occupation.
Date and time
Wednesday 25 September, 5 pm
Institut Français d’Erbil
Contact and information
Lecture in English