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Sites, landscapes, and survey intensity in the South Caucasus: the evolution of landscape archaeology approaches in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia

Author(s): Emily Hammer ; Dan Lawrence

Year: 2017

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In the last decade, the number of landscape archaeology projects in South Caucasia has dramatically increased. South Caucasia geographically and disciplinarily sits between two early centers of survey archaeology (Near East and Mediterranean), each with its own methodologies and primary questions. The mountainous landscapes of South Caucasia, the high degree of population mobility in many periods, and the extent of Soviet land engineering challenge archaeologists to develop hybrid survey strategies, new definitions of "sites", and new satellite imagery interpretation methods, as well as to question conventional ways of inter-regional settlement data comparison. This paper illustrates several promising approaches carrying landscape archaeology forward in the region.


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Sites, landscapes, and survey intensity in the South Caucasus: the evolution of landscape archaeology approaches in Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia. Emily Hammer, Dan Lawrence. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431327)


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min long: 25.225; min lat: 15.115 ; max long: 66.709; max lat: 45.583 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16901

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