Drone-based Geophysics Technique to Rapidly Screen Archaeological Sites

Ur, Eridu, Lagash and Umma, Southern Iraq

Amount $ 76 585

Years 2021 - 2022

Operator The University of Basrah

Type of grant Call for projects

Wisam Muttashar
Wisam Muttashar

Major archaeological sites in Iraq are becoming endangered by a variety of natural and human threats, such as erosion, looting, and industrial development. This project will rapidly investigate, map, and identify the nature of these threats and the archaeological features of Ur, Eridu, Lagash, and Umma in southern Iraq. This documentation will provide the basis for an effective protection and management system for threatened sites.