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Terrain Modeling at Orheiul Vechi, Moldova

Author(s): Sergiu Musteata ; Douglas Comer ; Bryce Davenport ; Alexandru Popa ; Will Megarry

Year: 2015

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The Moldovan site of Orheiul Vechi has been continuously occupied since the Late Paleolithic due in part to its commanding position over the local landscape and its strategic situation on the nexus of Eurasian cultural flows and population movements. From the Iron Age onward, the inhabitants of Orheiul Vechi took advantage of natural fortifications, tributary access to the Dniester River, and nearby chernozem soils to consolidate a long-term power base. Using data from ongoing archaeological studies and newly acquired Lidar and geophysical datasets, we present terrain models of the features that contributed to the diachronic significance of Orheiul Vechi in the local and regional landscape.

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Terrain Modeling at Orheiul Vechi, Moldova. Bryce Davenport, Douglas Comer, Will Megarry, Alexandru Popa, Sergiu Musteata. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397003)


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min long: -18.809; min lat: -38.823 ; max long: 53.262; max lat: 38.823 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America