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Durham University

The Fragile Crescent Project


In January 2009, Durham hosted the annual meeting of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA2009). This included a special session dedicated to the Fragile Crescent Project and featuring presentations by project members.

April 2010: Fragile Crescent Workshop. This took place in association with a reception and exhibit on "Water and Power", sponsored by the Institute of Advanced Studies.

May 2010. The Project contributed the following papers to the 7th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East held in London in 2010 (ICAANE2010), organised jointly by the Department of the Middle East, The British Museum and the Institute of Archaeology, University College London

Papers presented at the ICAANE Meeting:

Development of remote sensing methodology for the creation of a landscape context within the Fragile Crescent Project (FCP) framework
Prof Daniel Donoghue, Dr Nikolaos Galiatsatos and Dr Rob Dunford (Durham University, UK)

Landscapes of Burial: examining regional distributions and densities of cairns within Central Syria
Miss Jennie Bradbury (Durham University, UK)

Settlement intensity and attenuation in the Bronze Age Northern Levant
Prof Graham Philip and Dr Rob Dunford (Durham University, UK)

The Middle Euphrates River Valley Region from the 5th through the 3rd Millennium BC: An Archaeological Landscape Perspective
Mr Andrea Ricci (Graduate School "Human Development in Landscapes", Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany)

Settlement Cores and Peripheries in Upper Mesopotamia in the Fourth and Third Millennium BC
Prof Tony J. Wilkinson and Mr Dan Lawrence (Durham University, UK)