A member of Teaching Staff of the College of Archeology at the University of Al-Qadisiyah Publishes a Scientific Research in an International Journal within Scopus and Clarivate Archives

       Assistant Professor Dr. Ja’afar Hamza Al-Jotheri has published a joint scientific research entitled (The geological and archeological development of the low of Najaf Sea) in the (Earth’s Surface and Terrain Processes) magazine by Wiley publishing house which is indexed within the Scopus archive (T-Score 7) of the first quarter (Q1) within the Clarivate archive (h-index 3.3).

       Remote Sensation (high-resolution images and topographic data) have been used, then advanced sensing operations, field examinations and laboratory tests have been carried out to determine the ages of Najaf Sea sediments.

       Of the most important results of the research is that the Najaf Sea may have been formed 30,000 years ago. This gives us a new idea about the age of the formation of the alluvial plain and the beginning of the flow of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers into it and the extent of its suitability for human settlement since that time, and not, as is commonly believed, that this plain is a recent era of settlement. The period during which the Najaf Sea reached its maximum capacity of filling with water has been also determined, which is between 1909 and 1974, after which it has begun to decline until it has reached its current state. These results open new horizons for reconsidering old traditional perceptions based on weak historical narratives about the history of the Najaf Sea or scientific research that is not supported by modern laboratory analyses.

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