In 2013, the Johns Hopkins University acquired permission to begin archaeological fieldwork at Kurd Qaburstan in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Field seasons have been held May–July 2013 and May–June 2014. Project director is Glenn Schwartz, associate directors are Christopher Brinker and Adam Maskevich, geophysical director is Andrew Creekmore, and archaeological/Assyriological consultant is John MacGinnis.