Christopher Woods

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Professor of Assyriology and SumerologyAvalon Professor in the HumanitiesWilliams Director, PENN Museum

Dr. Woods is also the Williams Director of the PENN Museum.


Harvard University, PhD, 2001.

Yale University, BS, 1989.

Research Interests

Sumerian writing and language; linguistics; origins and development of writing and writing systems; early Mesopotamian history, state formation, socio-political development, religion, literature, mathematics, and administration.