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Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
SY271
Project Name:
Northeastern Syrian Fluvial Geoarchaeological Survey
Project Description:
A study of the chronological development of settlements in the Upper Khabur basin based on fluvial data and soil studies.
Project Websites:
Project Sponsors:
"Anatolia and its Neighbors" fellowship
the "Belgische Stiching Roeping"
Dates of Operation:
From: 2002     To: present
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
Project Website

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Syria
Province:
Location:
Upper Khabur Basin
Ancient Regions:
Mesopotamia

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Katleen Deckers
Address:
Universität Tübingen; Germany
E-mail:
katleen.deckers@uni-tuebingen.de
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 0049.7971.2978913 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 313
Maximum: 767
Project Area:
0 km2
Map Data Source:
Project Website; Google Earth
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Methodology

Approach:
Extensive
Intensive
Systematic
Non-Systematic
Site Survey
Siteless Survey
Diachronic
Temporally Bounded
Spatial Sampling (off-site):
Full Coverage
Random Sample
Stratified Random Sample
Deliberate Sample
Fieldwalker Spacing
 (average width = 0  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (0 m x 0 m)
Modern Field
Site
Transect
Structure
Scatter/Artifact
Geolocation:
Basemap more detailed than 1:10K
GPS Uncorrected
Basemap 1:10K to 1:50K
GPS Differentially Corrected
Basemap less detailed than 1:50K
GIS
Other:

Special Studies

Artifacts:
Architecture
Ceramics
Lithics
Coins
Metal
Glass
Terracotta
epigraphy
Iconography
Environment:
Geology
Geomorphology
Soil Studies
Stone/Mineral Resources
Hydrology
Climatology
Paleobotany
Dendrochronology
Faunal Osteology
Agriculture
People:
Ritual Studies
Mortuary Studies
Population Data
Ethnography/Ethnology
Written Resources
Cultural Resource Management
Remote Sensing:
Satellite Imagery
Aerial Photography
Geoprospection
Other:
radiocarbon dating; thermoluminescence screening; anthracology
Primary Questions:
How did settlment areas change as the geology of the land changed?
Excavation:
YES

Environmental Parameters

Geology:
 Igneous
 Metamorphic
 Sedimentary
Geology Other:
Topography:
 Alluvial Plain
 Coastal Plain
 Continental Plain
 Delta
 Desert
 Gorge
 Hills
 Island
 Isthmus
 Lakeshore
 Mountains
 Peninsula
 Plateau
 River Valley
 Steppe
 Underwater
 Upland Basin
 Urban
 Wadi/Oued
 Wetlands
Topography Other:
Climate:
 Climatic Altitudes of Mountains
 Dry-summer Mediterranean
 Dry-summer Steppe
 Highly Oceanic
 Humid and warm summer
 Humid Steppe
 Oceanic
 Permanently Humid
 Semi-desert and Desert
 Steppe
 Sub-Oceanic
 Tropical Semi-desert and Desert
Climate Other:




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