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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,  August 2009

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by K. Moreau

Use Restrictions

Although many items from the archives are in the public domain, copyright may be retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law. The user is fully responsible for compliance with relevant copyright law.

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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 Notebooks, 1966-1968.

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.  Area B9a, Carol Hamlin 1966.

2.  Area B10a, L. Levine 1966.

3.  Area B10b, Voight and Sackler 1966.

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

5.  Area G10g, Muscarella 1966.

6.  Area HIg, Muscarella 1966.

7.  Area B9b, Muscarella 1966.

8.  Area G10h, HIh, Keall 1966.

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

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

11.  Area G10c, Carol Hamlin 1968.

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

13.  Area HIj, Mathew Stolper 1968.

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

Indexes and Catalogs, 1966-1968.

Scope and Contents note

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

Box

1.  Object Register 1966.

1

2.  Object Register- Related papers 1966.

1

3.  Object Register 1966-1968 (1 of 3).

1

4.  Object Register 1966 (2 of 3).

1

5.  Object Register 1968 (3 of 3).

1

6.  Burial Catalog 1966.

1

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

1

8.  Hasanlu Project Specimen Data Sheets 1966 (1 of 2).

1

9.  Hasanlu Project Specimen Data Sheets 1968 (2 of 2).

1

10.  Code sheets for computer 1966.

1

12.  Financial accounts 1966.

1

Object Cards 1966.

2 3

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

3

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

1

Photographic Materials, 1966-1968.

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.  Master copy Index and mounted photos 1966.

4

2.  Photo catalogs: Color transparency film 1966.

4

3.  Index of photographs and mounted photos 1968.

4

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

4

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

4

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

4

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

5

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

5

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

5

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

5

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

6

2.  Prints-Some Hasanlu and Hajji Firuz 1968.

6

3.  Strip prints, rolls 13-25 1966-1968.

6

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

6

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

6

6.  Strip prints and contact sheets, enlargements 1966.

6

7.  Misc. photographic prints. 1966.

6

8.  Object photos from Metropolitan Museum share 1966.

6

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

6

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

6

1.  Index of photos 1966.

7

2.  Photos- 85502-87714 1966.

7

3.  Photos -87715-87879 1966.

7

4.  Photos - 92237-92381, 139936-139938 1966.

7

5.  Index of photos 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 Test Trench IV 1966.

8

2.  Pots, drawings and notes 1966 (1 of 2).

8

3.  Pots, drawings and notes 1966 (2 of 2).

8

4.  Misc. plans, drawings, RHD 1968.

8

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

8

1.  Line drawings of objects, pottery sections, plans of B10a beta 28 1966.

2.  Sherds, drawn at Hasanlu 1970.

3.  Sherd drawings 1968.

4.  Line drawings- drawn and inked, photographed UM neg. no. 95315 to 95339.

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

6.  Misc. plans, drawing- 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 Iron Age manuscript 1973.

8

7.  Iron Age, Muscarella copy 1974.

8

8.  Carbon 14 dates 1966.

8

9.  Faunal analyses-primarily Gilbert 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

Line drawings of objects, pottery sections, and plans of B10a, B27, and B10aB28.

M-33-1

Sherds drawn at Hasanlu 1970.

M-33-2

Sherd drawings 1968.

M-33-3

Other Ushnu Valley sites-Se Girdan.

M-33-4

Plans of Rasul's House.

M-33-5

Line drawings-UM neg. nos. 95315-95339 1973.

M-33-6

Sherds, drawings, plans from Carol Hamlin's thesis.

M-33-7

Misc. plans, drawings- RHD [burial sheet absent 12/85].

M-33-8

Maps and Plans.

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