By K. Ashhan Yener, K. Aslihan Yener
The result of the Amuq Valley local tasks (AVRP) offered during this quantity are the result of 8 seasons of in depth fieldwork (1995-2002) representing the 1st section of a long-range, broadly-based archaeological research within the Hatay quarter of southern Turkey. From its inception the examine was once conceived as a chain of coordinated box tasks. The specified and expansive scope of the neighborhood undertaking originated from a couple of theoretical and methodological issues. inspired partially through its power for offering the exam of interactions among technological advancements, advanced social associations, normal assets, and the surroundings, the unique Oriental Institute venture (then known as the Syro-Hittite day trip) within the Nineteen Thirties was once officially reactivated in 1995. the method of taking a nearby technique with a sequence of associated box initiatives proven an strange multi-institutional laboratory to investigate key subject matters that it's was hoping will offer factors approximately neighborhood and interregional relationships. The preliminary degree of the study process involved in contextualising the settlements by means of survey, through site-specific investigations sooner than the resumption of latest excavations. The neighborhood surveys exact the Amuq Valley (the undeniable of Antioch, this present day Antakya) and the delta of the Orontes River (today Samandag). Artifactual and micro-scale stories have been the focal point of the 3rd scale of investigations.
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The valley is clearly an inviting place to make a living and large numbers of diverse people reside there today — and not all are recent immigrants. In the past, the large, pluralistic populations of the Amuq supported impressive achievements and at the same time had the capacity to absorb a rainbow of different cultural traditions. Yet at no time did vast, imperial centers emerge from this valley; instead, the population developed impressive and inventive coping mechanisms and thrived, foreshadowing early internationalism.
Amuq Valley Regional Projects: Surveys in the Plain of Antioch and Orontes Delta, Turkey, 1995-2002 (University of Chicago Oriental Institute ... Institute of the University of Chicago) by K. Ashhan Yener, K. Aslihan Yener