William B. Hafford

  • Project Manager, Ur Digitization Project: Digital storage and dissemination of archaeological data
  • Penn Museum

Brad Hafford is an archaeologist, writer and teacher who is currently managing a project to make available all data concerning one of the most important sites in Mesopotamia--the city of Ur. This site was excavated by the Penn Museum in conjunction with the British Museum from 1922-1934 and even though many publications arose from the data, there is much more to be done. The project is making all data from the site (such as field notes, catalogues, and photos) digital and accessible to researchers and the public alike, promoting collaborative thinking and modern publication that continues to evolve our understanding of Ur.