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Durham University

Department of Archaeology

All Research Projects

Publication details

Hritz, C. & Wilkinson, T.J. (2006). Using Shuttle Radar Topography to map ancient water channels in Mesopotamia. Antiquity 80(308): 415-424.

Author(s) from Durham


The Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) is currently producing a digital elevation model of most of the world's surface. Here the authors assess its value in mapping and sequencing the network of water channels that provided the arterial system for Mesopotamia before the petrol engine.

Department of Archaeology

Scottish Soldiers Project

Cooperating with the Palace Museum in China