Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (10/08/2013 02.38)

Archaeological Excavations at Abu Tbeirah – Southern Iraq. Management of the field activities and of the documentation

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Since 2010 it is active an Italian Archaeological Mission of Sapienza - University of Rome at the site of Abu Tbeirah, Southern Iraq (Province of Dhi-Qar), a site that is located 7 km south of Nasiriyah, and 16 km east of Ur, one of the main Sumerian cities of the third millennium BC. In the excavations conducted so far, the Tell, which covers an impressive area of 43 hectares, shows a chronological horizon that embraces essentially the centuries XXVI-XXII of the third millennium BC, one of the most interesting periods in the history of the ancient Near East, where one witnesses the transition from a power system based essentially on local entities (city) to one of a supranational and imperial nature.

It is needed a scientific figure that is able to manage first of all the archaeological activities on the field and secondly to coordinate the work of documentation after the excavation.

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Research Fields

Cultural studies - Oriental studies

Eligibility criteria

• Overall quality of the submitted curriculum (training, specialization, professional activity)

• Necessary qualifications: PhD in Archaeology of the Ancient Near East.

• Other requirements: the PhD and the scientific publications should be related to the history and culture of southern Mesopotamia, essentially in the Early Dynastic period (2900-2350 BC).

• It will be subject of a positive evaluation the documented participation in excavation activities in Southern Iraq.

Selection process

• certification of eligibility to the selection

• technical analysis of the documentation submitted

• Results and definition of the selection outcome

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget19367
International mobility required ?yes
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Employment contract with full social securityno
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
Covers salaryyes
Covers travel and subsistenceno
Covers research costsyes
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Dipartimento Istituto Italiano di Studi Orientali - Università la Sapienza

Public research
Roma - Italy