January 24, 2023
At a southern Iraq site, unearthing the archaeological passing of time, excavations at Lagash led by Penn’s Holly Pittman have resulted in the discovery of urban neighborhoods, tens of thousands of pottery sherds, and much more.
Penn Today | by Michele W. Berger | January 23, 2023
When Holly Pittman and colleagues from the University of Pennsylvania and University of Pisa returned to Lagash in the fall of 2022 for a fourth season, they knew they’d find more than ceramic fragments and another kiln. With high-tech tools in hand, the team precisely located trenches to excavate a variety of features of a non-elite urban neighborhood from one of southwest Asia’s earliest cities.
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