Settlement History of Iraqi Kurdistan
Upper Greater Zab Archaeological Reconnaissance (UGZAR) Project is the name for field activities (archaeological survey) aimed at recording of the prehistoric and historic period sites located in Iraqi Kurdistan, on both sides of Greater Zab river (MAP 1). Research on the evidence gathered during the field-work will aim at preparing a full catalogue of archaeological sites located within the limits of the project area, from the Paleolithic to Late Middle Ages period. These data will be used for reconstruction of the settlement trend and the settlement history of the area. After the termination of the project the data will be transferred to local authorities to allow for a more efficient protection and management of the archaeological heritage of Kurdistan.