Zaid Alrawi is an anthropological archaeologist from Iraq. He graduated from the University of Baghdad with a B.A. in archaeology in 2003. Zaid worked at the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage in Baghdad from 2000-2004. He then left Iraq to pursue his studies in the U.S. at Stony Brook University. (Earning an M.A. in Anthropology in 2008.) He worked as a Research Technician from 2008-2010 on the Iraq Archaeological Digital Atlas project at Stony Brook, before obtaining his Ph.D. degree from Penn State in 2018. Currently, he is the manager of the two archaeological projects for the University of Pennsylvania Museum at the sites of Lagash and Ur in southern Iraq.