Life on the Dig

Since 2005, the Hasanlu Publication Project has worked to publish the University of Pennsylvania's final excavation reports from the site of Hasanlu Tepe, Iran under the general direction of Robert H. Dyson, Jr. and Michael D. Danti. Naomi F. Miller lends her expertise as a paleoethnobotanist and Kimberly Leaman serves as scientific illustrator.

   

Michael D. Danti (Editor)
Michael Danti received his PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. He has served as the Field Director of the Tell es-Sweyhat Project since 1998 and is the Field Director of archaeological surveys in western Iran and northern Syria. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Archaeology Department of Boston University and a Consulting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Museum.

Robert H. Dyson, Jr. (General Editor)
Robert H. Dyson, Jr. directed the Hasanlu Project from 1956 to 1977. He received his PhD from Harvard University in 1966. Before working in northwestern Iran, he participated in research projects in Africa and at Jericho, Nippur, Susa and Bahrain Island, as well as in the United States. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania from 1979 to 1982. From 1982 to 1994, he was the Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum. He was president of the Archaeological Institute of America and he is a member of the American Philosophical Society. Dr. Dyson has written numerous articles on ancient Iran, especially the sites of Hasanlu Tepe and Tepe Hissar.

Kimberly Leaman (Scientific Illustrator)
Kimberly Leaman received her B.A. in anthropology (1999) from Purdue University and has also completed Post-Bacc. studies at Bilkent University, Turkey and at the University of Pennsylvania.  She has conducted field research in Turkey and Indiana and currently serves as the scientific illustrator for the Hasanlu Publication Project.

 

Naomi F. Miller (Paleoethnobotanist)
Naomi F. Miller is a Senior Research Scientist at the Museum Applied Science Center for Archaeology (MASCA) in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.  She has conducted field research all over the Near East, including Iran, Turkey, Syria and Turkmenistan. 

 

With scientific excavations beginning in 1956, many people have contributed to our better understanding of Hasanlu Tepe. Below is a comprehensive list of all our researchers.

 

Staff

Season(s)

Alden, John R.

1974

Applequist, Thomas A.

1974

Asgharion, Ali Akbar

1958, 1959

Assefi, Taghi

1956, 1957, 1958, 1959

Bass, William M.

1964

Beeman, Carol

1970

Biond, Lawrence

1970

Bokonyi, Sandor

1972

Bright, Joseph

1972

Bright, (Mrs. J)

1972

Bronson, Bennet

1968

Burney, Charles A.

1958, 1959

Carter, Elizabeth

1972

Chahidzadeh, A.

1964

Crawford, Vaughn E.

1959, 1960, 1962, 1964

Dales, George F. Jr.

1959

de Schauensee, Maude T. M.

1959, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1972, 1974

Dik, Ronald

1972

Dosker, Carolyn G.

1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964

Dosker, David

1960

Dyson, Robert H. Jr.

1956, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1977

Ellis, Richard S.

1959

Frasche, James W. D.

1974

Gandjavi, ?

1960

Gorton, Gregg

1972

Grace, Brewster

1957

Goff, Claire

1961

Haerinck, Ernie

1972

Hamlin, Carol Kramer

1968

Hamlin, Christopher

1966, 1968

Harris, Mary Virginia

1968, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1977

Howard, Susan

1974

Howell, Rosalind

1972

Ingraham, Michael

1974

Jewel, Elizabeth

1970

Keall, Edward J.

1964, 1966

Kearton, Regnar

1966

Koh, Anita

1974

Kordovani, ?

1960

Lafissi, J.

1964

Lamberg-Karlovski, Clifford

1962

Levine, Louis

1964, 1966

Lewis, Robert

1970

Massoumi, Gholam Reza

1972, 1974

Muscarella, Oscar White

1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970

Mostafi, Reza

1960

Mushirpour, Shahrokh

1962

Nicholas, Ilene M.

1974

Nikka, Jaafar

1972

Mimtz, Michael

1970

Oliver, Prudence

1960

Paige, Jason Jr.

1956

Parsons, Mary Sherman

1962, 1968

Pasternak, Eric

1972

Pigott, Vincent

1970, 1972, 1974

Ramatian, A. A.

1966, 1968

Rathbun, Theodore

1964

Reindall, Ingrid

1974

Remsen, William

1977

Rubinson, Karen

1970

Sackler, Arthur Jr.

1966

Sadegh, Mina

1972

Sayyid, ?

1957, 1958

Schlossman, Betty

1970

Sepeheri, Abezar

1958, 1964

Sepeheri, Hassan

1970, 1972

Sepeheri, Nozar

1958, 1959, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970, 1972, 1975

Smith, Arthur

1968, 1970

Stewart, Ella Mae

1977

Stolper, Matthew

1968, 1970, 1972

Sumner, Francis

1968, 1970

Sumner, William M.

1968, 1970

Tosi, Maurizo

1974

Ulreich, Hermann

1962

van Loon, Maurits

1960, 1962

von Kesburg, Penny

1964

Voigt, Mary M.

1966, 1968, 1970, 1977

Wever, Gayle

1968

Weiss, Harvey

1968, 1970

Winter, Irene

1974

Yasi, Jahangir

1961

Young, Pam

1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964

Young, T. Cuyler

1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964

Zook, Benuel

1972

 

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