4 July 2016

DAEI returns to Rania Plain

DAEI team autumn 2015

We are pleased to announce that the Danish Archaeological Expedition (DAEI) to Iraq will be undertaking a field season on the Rania Plain this autumn.

The plans for this season are to broaden our investigations of early urbanism, settlement patterns and sprawl on the Rania Plain; and to process the remaining raw data collected in the previous seasons. Once completed we shall begin assembling a monograph (which we intend to publish in 2017/18) of Phase I of the DAEI project. A Phase II of research is planned for 2017-2019.

Apart from the usual team members, we hope to include additional new members for this season. As always, photographs and a weekly update of the project’s comings and goings will be available here.

The 2016 autumn field season is possible due to the kind provision of funding and support by:

  • The Gerald Averay Wainwright Fund
  • The Danish Institute in Damascus
  • Brødrene Hartmanns Fond
  • Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen
  • National Museum of Denmark