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Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
TR206
Project Name:
Chicago Euphrates Archaeological Survey
Project Description:
"The area investigated lay within a hitherto poorly understood area of the Euphrates valley to the north of Urfa." Wilkinson 1990 p.1
Project Websites:

Project Sponsors:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Dates of Operation:
From: 1980     To: 1984
Project Languages:
English
Metadata Sources:
Wilkinson 1990

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Turkey
Province:
Location:
near settlement mound of Kurban Hyk
Ancient Regions:
Commagene
Osrhoene

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Tony James Wilkinson
Address:
Department of Archaeology, University of Durham
E-mail:
t.j.wilkinson@durham.ac.uk
Phone / Fax:
phone:( +44 (0)191 334 1100 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 500
Maximum: 600
Project Area:
1000 km2
Map Data Source:
Wilkinson 1990 p6; Google Earth
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Period:
Neolithic
Years:
From: BC 6000     To: BC 5500
Period:
Halaf
Years:
From: BC 5500     To: BC 4500
Period:
Middle Chalcolithic (Halaf)
Years:
From: BC 4500     To: BC 3500
Period:
Late Chalcolithic
Years:
From: BC 3500     To: BC 3000
Period:
Early and Middle Bronze Age
Years:
From: BC 3000     To: BC 1500
Period:
Late Bronze Age and Iron Age
Years:
From: BC 1500     To: BC 500
Period:
Seleucid and Roman-Parthian
Years:
From: BC 400     To: 250
Period:
Late Roman-Early Byzantine
Years:
From: 250     To: 650
Period:
Early Islamic
Years:
From: 650     To: 900
Period:
Medieval
Years:
From: 1000     To: 1200

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:
Primary Questions:
Excavation:
NO

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:

Bibliography

Entry 1:
Wilkinson, T. J. (1990), Town and Country in southeastern Anatolia, Chicago, Ill., Oriental Institute




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