Salam Al Kuntar

Salam Al Kuntar

Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, and Research Fellow at the Penn Museum

School of Arts & Sciences, Penn Museum

Dr. Al Kuntar’s research interests focus on the archaeology of the Near East, including a wide variety of themes such as ancient economy and urbanism, human mobility, cultural boundaries and forced migration. She has long worked for the Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums in Syria, co-directs the Safeguarding the Heritage of Syria and Iraq Project and the Tell Hamoukar Project in northeast Syria, and is curator of Penn Museum’s “Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq.”

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