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Bryn Mawr College (Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899)
Richard S. Ellis (Project Director: February 1978 to present)

Archaeological Exploration-Dam Reservoir Lower EupharatesTurkey

To determine the feasibility of large-scale archeological exploration in an area of southeastern Turkey along the Euphrates River. The region, including modern villages, historical monuments and the sites of ancient settlements, will be flooded in 1981 as a result of dam construction. A preliminary survey of the reservoir area has been completed. Grant will fund exploratory trips to choose most valuable sites, which Turkish archaeologists are anxious to salvage.

Project fields:

Basic Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$4,857 (approved)
$4,857 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1978 – 3/31/1980