Tell Halaf Grabungsprojekt
DEU / ENG

Excavation 2007

Elisabeth Katzy, M.A.

Aims
In 2007, field research was continued in the form of excavations in the three Areas A, B and C on the citadel. In the lower town Area D was opened. Its focus lies on the re-examination of the so-called «Kultraum», which had already been discovered by Max Freiherr von Oppenheim. Especially answers to questions concerning its function and its architectonical integration into the structure of the city are a priority.

Special Studies
The new topographical survey of the ancient settlement area was continued by Brigitte Wolf, Sandra Hörner and Marcus Reutemann, who generated a corresponding plan.
Furthermore, Christian Hübner and Stefan Giese carried out geophysical investigations in the northeastern area of the lower town in order to prepare the excavations in this area for the following year.

Team 2007

Area A
Dr. Lutz Martin (Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin)
Muhammad Fakhru, (Nationalmuseum Aleppo)
Raphaela Heitmann, M.A. (Berlin)
Helen Gries, Studentin (Universität Mainz)
Dr. Ralf-B. Wartke (Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin)
Khitam Ghabash, Studentin (Universität Damaskus)
Dani Abou, Student (Ras al Ain)

Area B
Dr. Jörg Becker (Universität Halle)
Olesia Kromberg, M.A. (Universität Frankfurt)
Manuela Lischke, Studentin (Universität Halle)
Nidal Haj Darwich M.A. (Universität Halle)
Fahd Sbahi, Student (Universität Aleppo)

Area C
PD Dr. Mirko Novák (Universität Tübingen)
Samer Abdel Ghafour (Antikenverwaltung Damaskus)
Gerlinde Bigga, Studentin (Universität Tübingen)
Nicola Scheyhing, Studentin (Universität Tübingen)
Nowruz Tobal Hamu, Studentin (Universität Aleppo)
Idris Hussein, Master (Ras al-Ain)

Area D
Prof. Dr. Winfried Orthmann (Mandelbachtal)
Christine Gentzsch, Studentin (Universität Halle)

Indoor Staff
Small objects – first listing:
Elisabeth Katzy, M.A. (Universität Tübingen)

Small objects – documentation:
Gabriele Elsen-Novák, M.A. (Universität Tübingen)

Documentation of the Hellenistic material:
Elisabeth Katzy, M.A. (Tübingen)

Photography:
Günther Mirsch (Steinau)

Restoration:
Simone Korolnik-Jablonka, Dipl.-Rest (Tübingen)
Dorothee Brück, Goldschmiedin & Studentin (Dipl.-Rest. an der Fachhochschule Potsdam)

Ceramics:
Dr. Uwe Sievertsen (Universität Tübingen / St. Gallen)

Botany:
Dr. Simone Riehl (Universität Tübingen)
Felix Schreiber, Student (Universität Tübingen)

Surveying:
Brigitte Wolf, Dipl.-Ver. (Universität Karlsruhe)
Marcus Reutemann, Student (Universität Karlsruhe)
Sandra Hörner, Studentin (Universität Karlsruhe)

Geophysics:
Christian Hübner, Dipl.-Geol. (Freiburg)
Stefan Giese, Dipl.-Geol. (Freiburg)

Local Workforce
100 workers from Tell Halaf

Guests
In this year, we were very happy about the many guests who took an interest in the new excavations at Tell Halaf.

(Translation: B. Finkbeiner / A. Sollee / B. Sollee)

1Areas of excavation (map)
2Team 2007 (Photo: G. Mirsch)
3Work in Progress 2007 (Photo: G. Mirsch)
4Area C: a short break (Photo: G. Mirsch)
5Area A: Staff-member drawing (Photo: G. Mirsch)
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