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Tim Boaz Bruun Skuldbøl

Tim Boaz Bruun Skuldbøl

Assistant professor

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    Current research projects:

    1. Early urbanization and the organization of garbage
    This project investigates the relationship between urbanization, accumulation and handling of garbage in the earliest cities of the world

    The project focuses on urbanism and the socio-economic organization of early cities through explorations of garbage. It takes the latest recovery of extensive midden and rubbish deposits within the earliest cities of the Near East as its starting point in an innovative archaeological study of the relationship between urbanization, the rapid accumulation of garbage and the emergence of garbage management systems.

    Investigations include geological coring, XRF soil analysis and archaeological soundings and excavations at archaeological sites in Iraq, Qatar, Sudan and Syria.

    Further information: www.garbagestudies.com

    Acknowledgement
    In collaboration with Mette Marie Hald (National Museum of Denmark), and Augusta McMahon (University of Cambridge).

    The project is funded by the Danish Agency for Science and Innovation through a grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research.


    2. Urbanism in the frontier zone
    The research objective of this project is to investigate early urbanism with a view from the periphery of Mesopotamia’s major urban centers. We explore the social impact of major urban developments and cultural impact on indigenous cultures of the Zagros foothills. We also explore how urbanism was conceived in societies in the edge zone and in what way urbanism was transformed and locally expressed in material culture and spatial organization by settlements within the Zagros foothills during phases of urban fluctuations and cultural encounters.

    Acknowledgement
    In collaboration with the NINO Archaeological Project in Kurdistan (Iraq).

    Funded by the Danish Agency for Science and Innovation through a grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research.

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