Wadi Ziqlab Project



The project has an international field staff but the core staff members are mainly from University of Toronto, Canada.


Ted Banning, Project Director

Alicia Beck, Ceramic analyst

Mark Blackham, Stratigrapher, ceramic analyst, director of Tell Fendi excavations

John Field (Green Mountain College), Geomorphology

David Lasby, Lithics analyst

Lisa Maher, Geoarchaeology, co-director, Wadi Ziqlab Survey 2000

Stephen Monckton, project paleoethnobotanist

Mohammad Najjar, Co-director, Tell Rakan excavations

Dan Rahimi, Associate Director

Steve Rhodes, Faunal osteologist

Rula Shafiq, Human osteologist

Julian Siggers, Lithics analyst

Kathy Twiss (UC Berkeley), Faunal osteologist

Mohammad Najjar (left) and Ted Banning (right) at Tell Rakan I.

The Crews for each field season were as follows:

1981 Survey

 

Clare Fawcett (Saint Francis Xavier University), Hikmat Ta'ani and Ted Banning.

1986 Excavations

On Truck: Howard Kim, Hikmat Ta'ani, Robin Dods (Okanagan College) and Joy McCorriston (Ohio State University). In Front: Ted Banning, Peter Sheppard (University of Auckland), Mark Campbell and Steve Monckton.

1987 Excavations and Survey

Back row: Ian Kuijt (Notre Dame), Hikmat Ta'ani, Ted Banning, Sue Maltby, Ann Dean, Rosalyn Rubenstein. Middle row: Esam, Joy McCorriston (Ohio State University), Steve Monckton (Archaeological Services Inc), Mark Campbell, Peter Sheppard (University of Auckland), Ray Lumobos. Front Row: Howard Kim, Robin Dods (Okanagan College), John Field (Green Mountain College), Zaid Zaydoon.

1990 Excavations and Survey

Claire Loader working in the pottery lab in Dayr Abu Sa'id during the 1990 field season.

Ted Banning, Mark Campbell, Taylor Dabney, Anthony Dawson, Robin Dods (Okanagan College), Martin Grosskopf, Ian Kuijt (Notre Dame), Claire Loader, Sandra Low, Susan Maltby, Joy McCorriston (Ohio State University), Julia Pfaff, Bruce Routledge (University of Pennsylvania), Rula Shafiq (University College London), Julian Siggers (Royal Ontario Museum), Abd al-Karim Yusef Ta'ani, Hikmat Ta'ani (Department of Antiquities), John Triggs (Wilfred Laurier University).

1992 Excavations and Survey

Juliana Acheson, Ted Banning, Anita Buehrle, Taylor Dabney, Margaret Darmanin, John Field (Green Mountain College), Adam Ford, Morag Kersel, Claire Loader, Sandra Low, Susan Maltby, Stephen Monckton, Julia Pfaff, Sally Randell, Rula Shafiq (University College London), Julian Siggers (Royal Ontario Museum), Abd al-Karim Yusef Ta'ani, Hikmat Ta'ani (Department of Antiquities).

1993 Test Excavations near Tubna

Ian Kuijt (Notre Dame) and Ted Banning

1995 Excavations

Ted Banning, Mark Blackham (Simon Fraser University), Alicia Beck (University of Toronto), Jo Bradley, Brian Gower, Emerson Grossmith, Alexandra Hartnett, David Lasby (University of Toronto), Kathy Twiss (University of California, Berkeley), Paul Racher, Emily Rachman, Dan Rahimi (Royal Ontario Museum), Sam Rahimi, Cindy Shobbrook, Percy Toop

1999 Excavations

Top Row: Mohammad Najjar (Department of Antiquities), Cindy Shobbrook, Kathy Twiss (UC Berkeley), Alicia Beck (University of Toronto), Dave Lasby (University of Toronto). Middle Row: Sidney Rempel, Brian Gower, Sam Gibbin, Caroline Puzinas, Dayle Elder (University of Toronto), Lisa Maher (University of Toronto), Ruth Ward. Front Row: John Meadows (LaTrobe University), Salameh Fayyadh (Department of Antiquities), Ted Banning, and Hikmat Ta'ani.

Lab Staff and Lab Volunteers in Toronto have included:

Nadia Amoroso (volunteer 1993-98)

Matt Betts (volunteer, lab staff 1994-96)

Julia Boughner (mentorship volunteer 1993-94)

Jo Bradley (lab supervisor 1992-96)

Jeremy Burke (volunteer, graphic design 2000)

Alan Cross (volunteer 1999-2000)

David Cruz (lab assistant 1994-95)

Teresa Dias (volunteer, photographer 2000)

Claire Friesenhausen (volunteer 1993-94)

Brian Gower (volunteer 1995-2000)

Michael Greg (volunteer, graphic design 1999-2000)

Jennifer Hurley (lab staff 1993-94)

Claire Loader (lab supervisor 1990-92)

Matt Lohr (lithics analyst 2000)

Kathleen Muldoon (mentorship volunteer)

Rebecca Pickford (mentorship volunteer 1993-94)

Caroline Puzinas (volunteer 1998-2000)

Natalie Rogers (faunal analysis, 1992-93)

Miranda Semple (volunteer 1993-98)

Andrea Williams (volunteer, 2000)

Susan Wilson (volunteer, 2000)

Volunteers on Microrefuse Counting have included:

Ilena Aldini (1993-94)

Nadia Amoroso (1993-97)

Kathleen Bartha (1993-94)

Matt Betts (volunteer, lab staff 1994-96)

Julia Boughner (mentorship volunteer 1993-94)

Jo Bradlay (lab staff 1993-95)

David Caesar (1993-94)

David Cruz (1993-94)

Claire Friesenhausen (1993-94)

Jennifer Hurley (1993-94)

Andy Ianni (1993-94)

Adil Khan (1993-94)

Else Khoury (1993-94)

Karen Milek (1993-94)

Rebecca Pickford (1993-94)

Andrea Procter (1993-94)

Chris Rancourt (1993-94)

Sampa Samanta (1993-94)

Corinne Sellars (1993-94)

Miranda Semple (1993-95)

Malgorzata Stawarz (1993-94)

Brian Teelucksingh (1993-94)

Ted Tufescu (1993-94)