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Durham University

The Fragile Crescent Project

The Fragile Crescent Project: Settlement Change During the Urban Transition

The Fragile Crescent Project was founded in 2008 in order to advance our understanding of the settlement landscapes of Upper Mesopotamia and the northern Levant. The project brings together data drawn from archaeological surveys and satellite imagery into one analytical framework so that we can provide a data source to rival that available for southern Mesopotamia. The Project is based in the Departments of Archaeology and Geography, Durham University and primary funding has been provided by the AHRC.

Over the next four years we intend to employ satellite imagery, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and ground control to re-analyse surveys conducted in the region by T.J. Wilkinson and Graham Philip.

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This project is funded by