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Dinkha Tepe expedition records

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives
Creator:
Dyson, Robert H., 1927-
Title:
Dinkha Tepe expedition records
Date [bulk]:
1966-1968
Date [inclusive]:
1966-1974
Call Number:
1030
Extent:
2.66 Linear feet
Language:
English
Abstract:
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. 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. The textual records of Dinkha Tepe consist of 2.66 linear feet of excavation notebooks, indexes and catalogues, photographic material, manuscripts, and drawings, maps and plans.
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[Item name]. Box [Box number]. Dinkha Tepe expedition records. Penn Museum Archives. Accessed [Date accessed].
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Biography/History

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.

Scope and Contents

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.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Penn Museum Archives

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by K. Moreau

Use Restrictions

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Card catalogs
  • Field notes
  • Inventories
  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Maps
  • Photographic prints
  • Photographs
  • Site plans
Personal Name(s)
  • Dyson, Robert H., 1927-
Subject(s)
  • Archaeological expeditions
  • Excavations (Archaeology)

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Collection Inventory

Excavation Field Notbooks, 1966-1968. 1 linear foot.

Scope and Contents note

Contained in 14 oversize binders, approximately 1 ft. General arrangement by excavation season and then by provenience.

Scope and Contents note

The order in which these various records are grouped within each binder varies with the area and record-generator. The order was not changed. In general, a stratigraphic sequence is followed; all records pertaining to given level are usually found together.

1.  Dinkha 1966, Area B9a, Carol Hamlin, 1966.

2.  Dinkha 1966, Area B10a, L. Levine, 1966.

3.  Dinkha 1966, Area B10b, Voight and Sackler, 1966.

4.  Dinkha 1966, Area B8a, (Muscarella), b,c,d,e (Keall), and 7f (Keall), 1966.

5.  Dinkha 1966, Area G10g, Muscarella, 1966.

6.  Dinkha 1966, Area HIg, Muscarella, 1966.

7.  Dinkha 1966, Area B9b, Muscarella, 1966.

8.  Dinkha 1966, Area G10h, HIh, Keall, 1966.

9.  Dinkha 1966, Test Trenches I-XI, R.R.B. Kearton, 1966.

10.  Dinkha 1968, Area B9/10a, William B. Sumner, 1968.

11.  Dinkha 1968, Area G10c, Carol Hamlin, 1968.

12.  Dinkha 1968, Area G9h, G10h, G10j, G10k, Harvey Weiss, Ben Bronson, and R.H. Dyson, Jr., 1968.

13.  Dinkha 1968, Area HIj, Mathew Stolper, 1968.

14.  Dinkha 1968, Area G8e, G8h, G9a, G9b, G9c, G10g, HIc, HIh,HIk, 1968.

Indexes and Catalogs, 1966-1968. 1 linear foot.

Scope and Contents note

Computer code sheets for 1966 season and master form, packing lists and financial records, arranged by type.

Box

1.  1966, Object Register [Handwritten], 1966.

1

2.  1966, Object Register: Related papers found within register book, 1966.

1

3.  1966, 1968, Object Register [Papers found in register] 1 of 3, 1966-1968.

1

4.  1966, 1968, Object Register [Papers found in register] 2 of 3 1966, 1966.

1

5.  1966, 1968, Object Register [Papers found in register] 3 of 3 1968, 1968.

1

6.  Dinkha 1966, Burial Catalog, 1966.

1

7.  Dinkha 1968, Object cards, oversize withdrawals from card catolog, 1968.

1

8.  Hasanlu Project, Dinkha 1966, 1968: Specimen Data Sheets [1 of 2: 1966], 1966.

1

9.  Hasanlu Project, Dinkha 1966, 1968: Specimen Data Sheets [2 of 2: 1968], 1968.

1

10.  Dinkha 1966, code sheets for computer, 1966.

1

11.  Packing lists [?] and 1968, list of tomb contents, 1968.

1

12.  Dinkha 1966, financial accounts, 1966.

1

Dinkha 1966, Object Cards, 1966.

2 3

Dinkha 1968, Object Cards: Di 68-1 to Di-184 and discards, 1968.

3

Photographic Materials, 1966-1968. 1 linear foot.

Scope and Contents note

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.

Box

1.  Dinkha photos, 1966 Master copy Index and mounted photos: UM neg. nos. 85502 to 87879 and 92232 to 92381, 1966.

4

2.  Photo catalogs: Color transparency film and Dinkha 1966, 1966.

4

3.  Index of photographs 1968 and mounted photos, 1968.

4

4.  Prints, Dinkha 1966, UM neg. no. 87500 to 87578-79, 1966.

4

5.  Prints, Dinkha 1966, UM neg. no. 87580-81 to 87635, 1966.

4

6.  Prints, Dinkha 1966, UM neg. no. 87636-37 to 87686, 1966.

4

1.  Prints, Dinkha 1966, UM neg. no. 87687 to 87731, 1966.

5

2.  Prints, Dinkha 1966, UM neg. no. 87732 to 87778, 1966.

5

3.  Prints, Dinkha 1966, UM neg. no. 87779 to 87829, 1966.

5

4.  Prints, Dinkha 1966, UM neg. no. 87830-31 to 87879, 1966.

5

1.  Prints, Dinkha 1966, UM neg. no. 90,000 series, 1966.

6

2.  Prints, Dinkha 1968 [Some Hasanlu and Hajji Firuz] [Env. no. series], 1968.

6

3.  Dinkha 1966 strip prints, rolls 13-25, 1966-1968.

6

4.  Dinkha 1966 strip prints, rolls 101-107; 109-116, 1966.

6

5.  Dinkha 1966, loose strip prints from rolls 10, 18-21 24-26; 103-104; 106 and unlabelled strip, 1966.

6

6.  Dinkha Tepe Strip prints and contact sheets. Enlargements not yet printed., 1966.

6

7.  Misc. photographic prints., 1966.

6

8.  Object photos from Dinkha 1966 from Metropolitan Museum share: our print of their negative., 1966.

6

9.  Photos of Met. Museum objects, Dinkha 1966 enlargements, includes line drawings of tomb B10b beta 6 and other plans., 1966.

6

10.  Dinkha 1968, photos for Fr. Rabmatran (Also Tumuli; Qalatghah inscriptions and inscriptions behind Ushnu), 1968.

6

1.  Index of Dinkha photos, 1966, 1966.

7

2.  Dinkha photos - 1966 85502-87714, 1966.

7

3.  Dinkha photos - 1966 87715-87879, 1966.

7

4.  Dinkha photos - 1966 92237-92381, 139936-139938, 1966.

7

5.  Index of photos, 1968 and photo album, 1968.

7

Drawings and Plans, 1966-1973.

Scope and Contents note

Drawings, sections, plans, related notes and captions, in ink and pencil, arranged by type.

Box

1.  Kearton, Pottery drawings, Dinkha 1966. Test Trench IV., 1966.

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2.  1966 Dinkha pots, drawings and notes. Also well notes, primarily special sherds. 1 of 2., 1966.

8

3.  1966 Dinkha pots, drawings and notes. Also well notes, primarily special sherds. 2 of 2., 1966.

8

4.  Dinkha 1968: misc. plans, drawings, RHD (and Parthian burial (?) sheet), 1968.

8

5.  Acetate film drawings of large painted pot B9/10a 4a 56 Di68 120.

8

1.  Dinkha 1966; line drawings of objects, pottery sections, and plans of B10a beta 28., 1966.

2.  Dinkha Tepe sherds, drawn at Hasanlu during July 1970., 1970.

3.  Dinkha Tepe 1968 sherd drawings., 1968.

4.  Line drawings, 1973, drawn and inked, photographed August 1973: UM neg. no. 95315 to 95339.

5.  Sherds, Dinkha Tepe drawings, plates from Carol Mamlin's thesis.

6.  1968, misc. plans, drawings (and Parthian (?) burial sheet) RHD [burial sheet absent 12/85], 1968.

Reports, Manuscripts, and Related Research Materials, 1966-1974.

Scope and Contents note

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.

Box

6.  O. Muscarella, 1973. Iron Age manuscript [and related papers], 1973.

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7.  File copy, Dinkha Iron Age, Muscarella, 1974., 1974.

8

8.  Dinkha 1966, Carbon 14 dates., 1966.

8

9.  Dinkha faunal analyses, 1971-1976. Primarily Gilbert, 1976., 1971.

8

Other Ushnu Valley Sites: Se Girdan and qalatghah.

Scope and Contents note

Maps, sketches[?], object cards, specimen data sheets and b/w photographs (approximately 7.5"x9.5").

Box

Related File sheets.

7

Se Girdan strip film prints., 1970.

Oversize [Drawings, plans, maps].

Map-case

Drawings and plans. Dinkha, 1966: line drawings of objects, pottery sections, and plans of B10a, B27, and B10aB28.

M-33-1

Drawings and plans. Dinkha Tepe sherds drawn at Hasanlu during 1970., 1970.

M-33-2

Drawings and plans. Dinkha Tepe, 1968. Sherd drawings., 1968.

M-33-3

Other Ushnu Valley sites. Se Girdan.

M-33-4

Ethnographic Studies. Plans of Rasul's House. Dinkha, Ushnu Valley.

M-33-5

Drawings and plans. Dinkha Tepe line drawings, 1973. Univ. Mus. neg. nos. 95315-95339., 1973.

M-33-6

Plans and Drawings. Sherds, Dinkha Tepe drawings, plans from Carol Hamlin's thesis.

M-33-7

Dinkha, 1968; misc. plans, drawings. (+ Parthian (?) burial sheet), RHD [burial sheet absent 12/85].

M-33-8

Maps and Plans.

1.  Plans of Rasul's House, Dinkha, Ushnu Valley.