Adelheid Otto (LMU)

Adelheid Otto holds a comprehensive expertise in archaeological fieldwork and scientific dissemination in Syria and Iraq. During her term at the German Archaeological Institute in the mid-1990s, she cooperated with local professionals and communities in cultural activities and dissemination. For instance, she performed community archaeology during her participation and direction of excavation projects in Syria. She also participated in the reorganization of galleries in Syrian museums (Deir ez-Zor, Raqqa). This cooperative attitude was instrumental to organise and implement, as a partner, the activities of the WALADU project, which was specifically addressed to Iraqi scholars and students. She directs the FARSUP project in southern Iraq.


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