The transition from Assyria to the Seleucids in North Mesopotamia is one of the most fascinating examples of imperial durability, manifested through phenomena of change and resilience. In this talk I will use a multi-scalar approach to explore the transformation of the settlements structure in the former Assyrian heartland from the late Iron Age to the end of the 1st millennium BCE. Using data from the Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey and the Girdi Matrab Archaeological Project, both operating in Northern Iraq, I will define aspects of top-down and bottom-up intervention on the landscape as well as the response – or lack thereof – local communities.
The hybrid event will take place in English. For online registration, please use the QR-Code. For physical participation please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15:00 on the day of the lecture.
Re-Considering Hellenistic North Mesopotamia. Investigations at Girdi Matrab and in the Erbil Plain
Dr. Rocco Palermo (PISA)
THURSDAY, 27.04.2023, 18:00 (17:00 CEST)