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Nicolò Marchetti, Archaeologist, PhD, Professor of Archaeology and Art History of the Ancient Near East at the Department of History and Cultures, Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna. He directs since 2011 the Turco-Italian archaeological excavations at Karkemish and since 2019 the Iraqi-Italian project at Nineveh East, has directed those at Tilmen Höyük (2003-2008), Taşlı Geçit Höyük (2009-2010, Türkiye), Jericho (1997-2000, Palestine), and participated in the Ebla excavations in Syria for 8 seasons between 1990 and 1997. He has authored over 100 research articles and books as La coroplastica eblaita e siriana nel Bronzo Medio. Campagne 1964-1980 (2001, Sapienza University of Rome) and La statuaria regale nella Mesopotamia protodinastica (2006, Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, translated as Royal Statuary of Early Dynastic Mesopotamia, 2011, Eisenbrauns, with G. Marchesi), has edited and co-edited several excavation reports and proceedings, among which ARCHAIA Case Studies on Research Planning, Characterisation, Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites (2008, British Archaeological Reports, with I. Thuesen), Ebla and its Landscape. Early State Formation in the Ancient Near East (2013, Left Coast Press/Routledge), Karkemish. An Ancient Capital on the Euphrates (2014, Ante Quem), Urbanized Landscapes in Early Syro-Mesopotamia and Prehispanic Mesoamerica. Papers of a Cross-Cultural Seminar held in Honor of Robert McCormick Adams (2018, Harrassowitz, with D. Domenici). He is the editor of the open access series OrientLab (www.orientlab.net/pubs) and chairman of the open access publishing house 1088press (www.1088press.it).
Hasan Peker is a faculty member at the Istanbul University, Department of Ancient Languages and Cultures. He holds BA’s in Hittitology and Near Eastern Archaeology, an MA and a PhD (2009) in Hittitology from the Istanbul University. He has taught Hittite and Luwian at Koç University between 2015–2016. He is teaching Hittite, Luwian, Akkadian and Ancient Egyptian at Istanbul and Boğaziçi Universities. He is interested in the political history and chronology of Anatolia and Syria in the Late Bronze and Iron Ages. In his latest publications he has reconstructed the new chronologies of the Late Hittite Kingdom Karkamis and Gurgum (Maraş). He is the Deputy Director of the Turco-Italian Archaeological Expedition at Karkemish. He is a Member of Turkish Institute of Archaeology, ICOMOS Türkiye and Chercheurs associés of IFEA.