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Prof Stuart Campbell - personal details

Contact details

Role: Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology

Tel: 0161 275-3021

Location: Mansfield Cooper Building-4.07
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Stuart Campbell did his MA in archaeology at his native University of Edinburgh (1984), followed by a PhD at the same university (1992) where he was a post-doctoral research fellow until 1995 when he was appointed to his present position in Near Eastern archaeology in Manchester.

Stuart's field research has, since 1983, taken place in a number of locations along the northern borders of Iraq and Syria and in south east Turkey. In Iraq this involved participation in the Eski Mosul Dam salvage project on the Tigris at the Halaf site of Khirbet Garsour (published in 1986 and 1995 with Trevor Watkins and Douglas Baird) and the 4th to 2nd millennium site of Gir Matbakh. Later, during 3 years of almost permanent work in Iraq, he directed the rescue excavations at the ceramic neolithic site of Ginnig and the late 6th millennium site of Khirbet Garsour and was involved with the prehistoric sections of the major North Jazira survey project.

From1993 he was the ceramicist and, for four seasons, field director of the University of Edinburgh excavations at Jerablus Tahtani in the Tishreen dam area on the Euphrates in Syria, close to the ancient city of Carchemish, working particularly on the Early Bronze material.

In 1995 he started a joint University of Manchester/University of California LosAngeles excavation at the 20ha 7th and 6th millennium site of Domuztepe in south-east Turkey (co-director Elizabeth Carter) with the intention of examining developing social complexity, for the first time in this period at a site of this size. There have now been 10 excavation seasons and 2 study seasons at the site. Since 2008 the project has been joint with the British Museum and is focussing particularly on the spatial organisation of a large, pre-urban settlement.