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The dramatic abandonment of a late-Antique settlement in the south Caucasus: report on the first archaeological findings from Qaratəpə, Bərdə Rayon, Azerbaijan

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This paper presents the first results of a new project investigating the provincial structure of the eastern Caucasus region in the late Antique and early Islamic periods. Excavations at the newly discovered rural archaeological site of Qaratəpə, have so far revealed two phases of use: a burial ground dating to the twelfth century A.D.; and an unusually large earthen structure burnt in a catastrophic fire. Owing to the rapid abandonment of this building, whole ceramic and glass vessels were r...

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10.1080/00934690.2018.1464331

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Field Archaeology Journal website
Volume:
43
Issue:
4
Pages:
300-315
Publication date:
2018-05-08
Acceptance date:
2017-12-09
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EISSN:
2042-4582
ISSN:
0093-4690
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821856
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uuid:c5748193-33c5-48e0-9350-ca8a6cb9f5e1
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2018-01-30

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