Steering committee member
Dr. Kristen Hopper is Assistant Professor on the Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) Project at Durham University in the UK. She specialises in GIS and remote sensing techniques in archaeology, and is especially interested in how these methods can be applied to study landscapes of empire, water management in arid landscapes, and for cultural heritage monitoring and protection.
Landscape archaeology of the Near East, Caucasus, and Central Asia; GIS and Remote Sensing applications in archaeology; landscapes of empire; water management; cultural heritage
Fobbe, S., Navrouzov, N., Hopper, K., Khudida Burjus, A., Philip, G., Nawaf, M.G., Lawrence, D., Walasek, H., Birjandian, S., Hassan Ali, M., Rashidani, S.S., Hassan Sulaiman Qari, D. & Mishko, F. (2021). Cultural Heritage Destruction during the Islamic State's Genocide against the Yazidis. Asian Yearbook of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
Garcia-Molsosa, A., Orengo, H.A., Lawrence, D., Philip, G., Hopper, K. & Petrie, C. (2021). Potential of deep learning segmentation for the extraction of archaeological features from historical map series. Archaeological Prospection 28(2): 187-199.
Hopper, K. and Omrani Rekavandi, H. (2020) Investigating Mobile Pastoralist Landscapes in North East Iran: The Contribution of Remote Sensing. New Agendas in Remote Sensing and Landscape Archaeology: Studies in Honor of Tony J. Wilkinson (Lawrence, D., Altaweel, M, and Philip, G. eds.), Archaeopress: 94-108.
Labbaf-Khaniki, M., Hopper, K. & Sauer, E. (2020). Fortifications and the Defensive Landscapes of Kalat (North- Eastern Iran). Proceedings of the 11th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East Volume 2: Field Reports. Otto, Adelheid, Herles, Michael & Kaniuth, Kai eds. Harrassowitz Verlag Wiesbaden.
Hopper, K., Lawrence, D., Snape-Kennedy, L., Chologauri, L., Priestman, S., Pitskelauri, K. and Philip, G. (2020) Landscape investigations in the Dariali Pass, Georgia. Dariali: the ‘Caspian Gates’ in the Caucasus from Antiquity to the Age of the Huns and the Middle Ages. The joint Georgian-British Dariali Gorge excavations & surveys 2013-2016 (by Sauer, E., Chologauri, L. Gabunia, A., Hopper, K., Lawrence, D., MacDonald, E., Mashkour, M., Mowat, F., Naskidashvili, D., Pitskelauri, K., Priestman, S., Shumilovkikh, L., Simpson, S., Tiliakou, et al.), The British Institute of Persian Studies Archaeological Monographs Series V, Volume I. Oxbow Books, Oxford: 285-394.
Hopper, K., Lawrence, D., Pitskhelauri, K. & Philip, G. (2020). Appendix III. Investigations of ancient canal systems in central and eastern Georgia. Dariali: the ‘Caspian Gates’ in the Caucasus from Antiquity to the Age of the Huns and the Middle Ages. The joint Georgian-British Dariali Gorge excavations & surveys 2013-2016 (by Sauer, E., Chologauri, L. Gabunia, A., Hopper, K., Lawrence, D., MacDonald, E., Mashkour, M., Mowat, F., Naskidashvili, D., Pitskelauri, K., Priestman, S., Shumilovkikh, L., Simpson, S., Tiliakou, et al.), The British Institute of Persian Studies Archaeological Monographs Series V, Volume I. Oxbow Books, Oxford. 941-958.
RASHID International, Yazda, Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) Project (2019). Destroying the Soul of the Yazidis: Cultural Heritage Destruction During the Islamic State’s Genocide Against the Yazidis. Co-Published by RASHID International, Yazda and the EAMENA Project. EAMENA contributors (Kristen Hopper, Graham Philip and Dan Lawrence).
Charbonnier, J. & Hopper, K. (2018) The Qanat: a multidisciplinary and diachronic approach to the study of groundwater catchment systems in archaeology. Water History 10 (1): 3-11. Special Issue ‘‘The qanat: Archaeology and Environment’’ guest edited by J. Charbonnier and K. Hopper.
Anderson, W., Hopper, K., Robinson, A., eds. (2018) Landscape Archaeology in the South Caucasus: Finding Common Ground in Diverse Environments. Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.
Hopper, K., Anderson, W., Robinson, A. (2018) Landscape Archaeology in Southern Caucasia: An Introduction. Landscape Archaeology in Southern Caucasia: Finding Common Ground in Diverse Environments. Proceedings of a Workshop given at the 10th ICAANE in Vienna, 2016 (Anderson, W., Hopper, K., Robinson, A. eds.), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna: 11-22.
Hopper, K. (2017) Connectivity on a Sasanian frontier: Route systems in the Gorgan Plain of north-east Iran. Sasanian Persia: Between Rome and the Steppes of Eurasia (Sauer, E., ed.), Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh: 126-150.
Jansen van Rensburg, J. & Hopper, K. (2017) Incense and imagery: mapping agricultural and water management systems on the island of Socotra, Yemen. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 47: 129-138.
Shumilovskikh, L., Hopper, K., Djamali, M., Ponel, P., Demory, F., Rostek, F., Tachikawa,K., Bittmann, F. Golyeva, A., Guibal, F., Talon, B., Wang, L-C., Nezamabadi, M., Bard, E., Lahijani, H., Nokandeh, J., Rekavandi, H.O, de Beaulieu, J-L., Sauer, E., Andrieu-Ponel, V. (2016) Landscape evolution and agro-sylvo-pastoral activities on the Gorgān Plain (NE Iran) in the late Holocene. The Holocene 26 (10): 1676-1691.
Hopper, K. and Kondo, Y. (2016) Surface Structures at Ad-Dariz South. The Bronze Age Towers at Bat, Sultanate of Oman: Research by the Bat Archaeological Project 2007–12 (Thornton, C., Cable, C and Possehl, G. eds), University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, PA: 155-167.
Sauer, E., Pitskhelauri, K., Hopper, K., Tiliakou, A., Pickard, C., Lawrence, D. Diana, A., Kranioti, E., and Shupe, C. (2015) Northern outpost of the Caliphate: maintaining military forces in a hostile environment (the Dariali Gorge in the Central Caucasus in Georgia). Antiquity 89 (346): 885-904.
Wilkinson, T.J., Rekavandi, H.O., Hopper, K., Priestman, S., Roustaei, K. and Galiatsatos, N. (2013) The Landscapes of the Gorgan Wall in Persia's Imperial Power in Late Antiquity: The Great Wall of Gorgan and the Frontier Landscapes of Sasanian Iran (by Sauer, E. Omrani Rekavandi, H., Wilkinson, T.J., Nokandeh, J. et al.), British Institute of Persian Studies Monograph. Oxford, Oxbow Books: 24-132
Hopper, K. and Wilkinson, T.J. (2013) Population and settlement trends in south-west Iran and neighbouring areas. Ancient Iran & its Neighbours: Local developments and long-range interactions in the fourth millennium BC (Petrie, C. ed.), Oxbow Books, Oxford.