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The hydrological networks of the Balkh Oasis after the arrival of Islam: a landscape archaeological perspective

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This article seeks to evaluate the development of the Balkh Oasis in Northern Afghanistan, from the perspective of hydrological management. The concept of 'oasis cities' has been applied to several lowland settlement systems in Central Asia, characterised as fertile river deltas surrounded by deserts. Of these, the oasis surrounding the city of Balkh remains the least well archaeologically explored, in spite of the fact that it represents possibly the best preserved of similar hydrological sy...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted manuscript

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10.3366/afg.2018.0010

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
All Souls College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Afghanistan Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Pages:
182-208
Publication date:
2018-03-01
Acceptance date:
2018-01-16
DOI:
EISSN:
2399-3588
ISSN:
2399-357X
Pubs id:
pubs:821852
URN:
uri:6a54c0b1-6075-48c9-b9da-e2481413e25a
UUID:
uuid:6a54c0b1-6075-48c9-b9da-e2481413e25a
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pubs:821852

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