Histoire et Archéologie de l’Orient Cunéiforme
CNRS, Archéologies et Sciences de l’Antiquité
Maison Archéologie et Ethnologie René-Ginouvès
Simone Mühl studied Near Eastern Archaeology, Assyriology and Proto- and Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Heidelberg (Germany). After achieving her Master of Arts-degree there in 2007, she started working on her PhD-thesis entitled “History of Settlement in the central Trans-Tigris area – from the Neolithic to the Late Assyrian period”. In 2011 she received her PhD and started working as Assistant Lecturer at the Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Munich. Presently she is the archaeological director of the Shahrizor Survey Project, which investigates the paleoenvironment and cultural history in the Shahrizor Plain (Sulaymaniyah and Halabjah Provinces). In her research she combines analytical work on landscapes in the Near East through remote sensing with micro-archaeological and site-based techniques in order to gain more knowledge on the many facets of northeastern Mesopotamian cultures throughout the ages.