G. Buccellati, 2002-2010
Section editor Laerke Recht, 2013-


     One will find here a full set of references to all publications about Urkesh by members of the staff or by colleagues who have access to primary material from the excavations. Along with publications specific to Urkesh, you can also find those of broader interest. Where possible, we offer links to electronic versions of the works; "electronic" means that these are simply mirror copies of paper editions, with no claim at having been originally conceived as digital. A properly digital publication of the data is given in the full Urkesh website, for now available through a password only to members of the staff.
     The fundamental theoretical distinction between the two sections entitled “Record” and “E-Library” is that the data in the former are construed as digital from the beginning, whereas the latter includes publications which, though physically presented in digital format, are conceived essentially along traditional lines.
     The E-Library is of course just as central to the effort at presenting both the documentation and our interpretation of the data, and for this reason we make these publications available online.

     Project Publications includes publications, presentations and other output by members of staff. Beside a link to an electronic version where possible, the entries include an abstract and/or a poster. Bibliography lists publications relevant to Urkesh and of broader interest to Near Eastern studies; Media Coverage contains discussions of Urkesh in the popular media; and Excursuses include discussions related to specific topics.

The people

Section Editor Laerke Recht

The Printed Page explains the nature of the “traditional” (non-digital) approach to publishing,
which develops arguments and presents data in strictly sequential fashion.
The conceptual structure is essentially the linear model of the classical form of writing –
the one that began in Mesopotamia some 5000 years ago.