Reconstructing Land-Use Histories in Ecologically Transitional Mesopotamian Landscapes

Author(s): Elise Jakoby Laugier

Year: 2018


This poster presents results of the Sirwan (Upper Diyala) Regional Project's (Kurdish Region, Iraq) 2017 offsite research in the Kurdish Region of Iraq. Off-site investigations of Mesopotamian landscapes provide evidence of land-use practices and inform our understanding of strategies and structures of past agro-economic systems. Thus, the aim of the 2017 season was to employ multiple remote sensing technologies (including magnetic gradiometry and drone-based imaging) to prospect for and associate land-use features with single-period archaeological sites in varying ecological zones. Remotely sensed evidence for synchronic and/or diachronic variation in land-use practices within the study region may provide insight into unique and varying management practices necessary in transitional ecological zones.

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Reconstructing Land-Use Histories in Ecologically Transitional Mesopotamian Landscapes. Elise Jakoby Laugier. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443516)

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min long: 34.277; min lat: 13.069 ; max long: 61.699; max lat: 42.94 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 22692