2017 Grant Recipient
The Middle and Late Bronze Age Settlement and Ceramic Production at Tell Barri and Tell Bazi
(PROJECT FUNDING GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY THE GETTY FOUNDATION)
The lead researcher, Costanza Coppini, has been involved since 2000 in the Tell Barri excavation project – led by Prof. R. Pierobon Benoit (Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”) - in which capacity she is in charge of the study of Late Bronze Age I levels. She participated in one excavation season in Tell Bazi – led by Prof. A. Otto - when she had the chance to start work on Middle and Late Bronze levels at the site. She graduated at the University of Florence (Italy), and obtained her PhD at the Berlin Freie Universität (Germany), where she worked as research assistant in the Tell Fekheriye excavation project – led by Prof. D. Bonatz - and she is in charge of the publication of pottery from the Late Bronze Age levels. She is currently involved in archaeological research in Iraqi Kurdistan, in the Land of Nineveh Archaeological Project – led by Prof. D. Morandi Bonacossi (Università degli Studi di Udine) – as Middle and Late Bronze Age ceramic specialist. Her research interests are Middle and Late Bronze Age in Northern Mesopotamia, focusing especially on pottery and on the processes of formation and development of territorial states. She took part in excavations in Syria – Tell Barri, Tell Bazi, Tell Fekheriye - and in Italy – Poggio Imperiale (Siena), Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze), and Peccioli (Pisa) - and she is the official guide for the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation at the Pergamon, Neues and Altes Museum (Berlin).