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New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Donald Hansen (Project Director: November 1981 to present)

An Early Dynastic City in Southern Sumer, Excavations at Lagash

To support a sixth season of archaeological excavation and a systematic surfacesurvey at al-Hiba in Iraq, now known to be the major Sumerian city-state of Lagash. Materials at the site, particularly those from the period 2900-2750 B.C., are considered crucial to an understanding of ancient Sumerian history.

Project fields:
Ancient History; Archaeology

Basic Research

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1983 – 8/31/1984