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Investigating the spatial organization of fortress complexes in the South Caucasus using multiple survey techniques

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The South Caucasus has been largely absent in broader discussions of population aggregation in greater Eurasia. This paper uses remote sensing, surface collection, and magnetometry to explore two hilltop fortress-settlements at the margins of the Kura River Basin, with a particular emphasis on the exploration of settlement off the main hill. The results support a model of settlement growth in which previously-mobile groups settled around the fortress, while maintaining some spatial and perhap...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.15184/aqy.2018.191

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
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American Research Institute of the South Caucasus More from this funder
American School of Prehistoric Research and a Spatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations More from this funder
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Antiquity Journal website
Volume:
93
Issue:
368
Pages:
412-431
Publication date:
2019-04-10
Acceptance date:
2018-08-22
DOI:
EISSN:
1745-1744
ISSN:
0003-598X
Pubs id:
pubs:909501
URN:
uri:d0134caf-3918-4553-95de-f2fbd1420e5d
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uuid:d0134caf-3918-4553-95de-f2fbd1420e5d
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pubs:909501

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