Freie Universität Berlin/Kollegforschergruppe 2615
2018 Grant Recipient
Dr. Cinzia Pappi (Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck), who co-directed the Satu Qala project together with Prof. Wilfred Van Soldt (University of Leiden) is the research leader of the project. She is an Assyriologist and a Near Eastern archaeologist whose main scientific research is focused on the religious landscape and socio-political history of Syria and Northern Mesopotamia. She was involved in several excavation projects in Italy and in Syria. Since 2010, she has been continuously working in Iraqi-Kurdistan. Her current fieldwork is an archaeological survey project in the region of Koi Sanjaq/Koya, investigating the socio-economic developments of the region surrounding Satu Qala, with a particular focus on processes of settlement models, economic infrastructures, and developments in the regional and trans-regional connectivity.