Dinkha Tepe expedition records
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Overview and metadata sections
Dr. Robert H. Dyson, Jr., Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum 1982-1994, directed excavations in 1966 and 1968 at Dinkha Tepe in the Ushnu Valley, west Azerbaijan, northwestern Iran. This expedition formed part of the Hasanlu Project which operated with the support of The University Museum, The University of Pennsylvania, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Archaeological Service of Iran. The papers documenting these excavations are for the most part primary reference materials and were deposited as a closed collection in The University of Pennsylvania Museum Archives for safekeeping until publication research begins within the next several years. Records were kept in their original order.
An artifical series was created, Other Ushnu Valley Sites, which is mainly composed of related file sheets directing the researcher to materials for these sites embedded in other Dinkha series. By putting together all the related file sheets, one can reconstruct the entire series. It was better that the records remain in place because these objects were given Dinkha field and sample numbers and are in that numerical sequence.
- University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives
- Finding Aid Author
- Finding aid prepared by K. Moreau
- Finding Aid Date
- August 2009
- Use Restrictions
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Computer code sheets for 1966 season and master form, packing lists and financial records, arranged by type.
Typescript of photo catalog for 35 mm color transparency, entries organized by roll number; booklet in manuscript form, entries arranged by camera used and within this order by roll number (1-2;5-19;2-3) or a straight numerical system (1-71). One group of photographs arranged by disposition of the object (Metropolitan Museum of Art). Catalog of Dinkha 1966 negatives arranged by roll number (101-119) (cf. Appendix II: Dinkha preservation) and mounted prints (1966), arranged by University Museum negative number; index of photographs 1968 season, entries arranged by subject and mounted prints (1968) with captions mostly arranged by University Museum negative number in non-sequential groups.
Drawings, sections, plans, related notes and captions, in ink and pencil, arranged by type.
Typescripts and manuscripts; xerox copies and edited versions; related notes and correspondence; lists of artifacts relating to text, xeroxed photographs and plates, and copies of sample specimen sheets, arranged by type.
Maps, sketches[?], object cards, specimen data sheets and b/w photographs (approximately 7.5"x9.5").