G. Buccellati, 2002-2010
L. Recht, 2013-
Last updated July 2017


     Quantitatively, this is the second largest portion of the website, after the Record. It includes the full online version of the volumes that constitute the official series or reports and studies on the excavations.
     The volumes are available in book form from Undena Publications. CDs are also available from the same publisher at nominal cost; they offer higher resolution versions of all graphic files.

     The major series is entitled UMSUrkesh/Mozan Studies: it presents traditional reports on various aspects of the project, including both the ancient dimension (Urkesh) and modern persepctives (Mozan – e.g., geomorphology or ethnography).


           The series Urkesh/Mozan Studies evolves directly from an earlier series entitled Mozan, of which it continues the numeration. The sequence of volumes is as follows:

Mozan 1 G Buccellati and M. Kelly-Buccellati
The Soundings of the First Two Seasons.
Bibliotheca Mesopotamica 20.
Malibu: Undena Publications, 1988.
PDF (17.9 MB)
Mozan 2 L. Milano,
with M. Liverani, G. Buccellati and M. Kelly-Buccellati
The Epigraphic Finds of the Sixth Season.
Syro-Mesopotamian Studies 5/1.
Malibu: Undena Publications, 1991
PDF (2.7 MB)
UMS 3 G. Buccellati and M. Kelly-Buccellati (eds.)
Urkesh and the Hurrians.
A volume in Honor of Lloyd Cotsen.

Bibliotheca Mesopotamica 26.
Malibu: Undena Publications, 1998
PDF (19.6 MB)
UMS 4 S. Bonetti (editor)
Gli Opifici di Urkesh.
Conservazione e restauro a Tell Mozan.

Bibliotheca Mesopotamica 27.
Malibu: Undena Publications, 2001.
PDF (31.6 MB)
UMS 5 R. Hauser
Reading Figurines
Animal Representations in Terra Cotta from Royal Building AK

Bibliotheca Mesopotamica 28.
Malibu: Undena Publications, 2007.
PDF (40.5 MB)
UMS 6 F. Buccellati
Three-dimensional Volumetric Analysis in an Archaeological Context
The Palace of Tupkish at Urkesh and its Representation

Malibu: Undena Publications, 2017.
PDF (8 MB)
UMS forthc. P. Camatta
The Temple Terrace of Tell Mozan/Urkesh (Syria)
Architecture, Typology, and Comparative Analysis

Malibu: Undena Publications, forthcoming.


Dal profondo G. Buccellati with M. Kelly-Buccellati
Dal profondo del tempo
All'origine della comunicazione e della comunità nell'antica Siria

Firenze: Società Editrice Fiorentina, 2014.
Critique G. Buccellati
A Critique of Archaeological Reason
Structural, Digital, and Philosophical Aspects of the Excavated Record

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017.