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Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
KW252
Project Name:
The British Archaeological Expedition to Kuwait
Project Description:
An exploration of the first known occupation of Kuwait
Project Websites:
Project Sponsors:
The Ministry of Information in Kuwait
The National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letter
The Department of Antiquities and Museums
Kuwait Shell
Dates of Operation:
From: 1998     To: 2004
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
Project Website

Geographical Data

Zone:
Near East
Country:
Kuwait
Province:
Location:
As-Sabiyah
Ancient Regions:
Elam

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Harriet Crawford
Address:
University College London
E-mail:
h.crawford@ucl.ac.uk
Phone / Fax:
Investigator Name:
Robert Carter
Address:
University College London
E-mail:
racbahr@hotmail.com
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +44 020 7679 1493 )
Investigator Name:
Shehab Abdul Hamid Shehab
Address:
Department of Antiquities and Museums, Kuwait
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +44 020 7679 1493 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 40
Project Area:
Map Data Source:
Project Website; Google Earth
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Arabian Neolithic
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Bronze Age
Years:
From:     To:
Period:
Ubaid
Years:
From:     To:

Methodology

Approach:
Extensive
Intensive
Systematic
Non-Systematic
Site Survey
Siteless Survey
Diachronic
Temporally Bounded
Spatial Sampling (off-site):
Full Coverage
Random Sample
Stratified Random Sample
Deliberate Sample
Fieldwalker Spacing
 (average width = 0  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (0 m x 0 m)
Modern Field
Site
Transect
Structure
Scatter/Artifact
Geolocation:
Basemap more detailed than 1:10K
GPS Uncorrected
Basemap 1:10K to 1:50K
GPS Differentially Corrected
Basemap less detailed than 1:50K
GIS
Other:

Special Studies

Artifacts:
Architecture
Ceramics
Lithics
Coins
Metal
Glass
Terracotta
epigraphy
Iconography
Environment:
Geology
Geomorphology
Soil Studies
Stone/Mineral Resources
Hydrology
Climatology
Paleobotany
Dendrochronology
Faunal Osteology
Agriculture
People:
Ritual Studies
Mortuary Studies
Population Data
Ethnography/Ethnology
Written Resources
Cultural Resource Management
Remote Sensing:
Satellite Imagery
Aerial Photography
Geoprospection
Other:
shell jewelry, boat parts
Primary Questions:
Excavation:
YES

Environmental Parameters

Geology:
 Igneous
 Metamorphic
 Sedimentary
Geology Other:
Topography:
 Alluvial Plain
 Coastal Plain
 Continental Plain
 Delta
 Desert
 Gorge
 Hills
 Island
 Isthmus
 Lakeshore
 Mountains
 Peninsula
 Plateau
 River Valley
 Steppe
 Underwater
 Upland Basin
 Urban
 Wadi/Oued
 Wetlands
Topography Other:
Climate:
 Climatic Altitudes of Mountains
 Dry-summer Mediterranean
 Dry-summer Steppe
 Highly Oceanic
 Humid and warm summer
 Humid Steppe
 Oceanic
 Permanently Humid
 Semi-desert and Desert
 Steppe
 Sub-Oceanic
 Tropical Semi-desert and Desert
Climate Other:

Bibliography

Entry 1:
Carter, R. (2003), "The Neolithic Origins of Seafaring in the Arabian Gulf", Archaeology International 2002/2003, 44-47
Entry 2:
Carter, R. (2002), "Ubaid-period Boat Remains from As-Sabiyah: excavations by the British Archaeological Expedition to Kuwait", Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 32, 13-30
Entry 3:
Carter, R.; Crawford, H.; Mellalieu, S.; Barret, D. (1999), "The Kuwait-British Archaeological Expedition to As-Sabiyah: reports on the first season's work", Iraq, LXI, 42-58
Entry 4:
Carter, R.; Crawford, H. (2001), "The Kuwait-British Archaeological Expedition to As-Sabiyah: report on the second season's work", Iraq, LXIII, 1-20
Entry 5:
Carter, R.; Crawford, H. (2002), "The Kuwait-British Archaeological Expedition to As-Sabiyah: report on the third season's work", Iraq, LXIV, 1-13
Entry 6:
Carter, R.; Crawford, H. (2003), "The Kuwait-British Archaeological Expedition to As-Sabiyah: report on the fourth season's work", Iraq, LXV, 77-90




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