ArchAtlas Journal - Qara Qosh Archaeological Atlas Project: all essays referring to Qara Qosh 2017-12-17T10:16:01+00:00 ArchAtlas archatlas@sheffield.ac.uk http://www.archatlas.org/favicon.png http://www.archatlas.org/logo.jpg tag:archatlas.org,2010:http://www.archatlas.org/feeds/journal-bysite-atom.php?s=193 Ancient Near Eastern Route Systems: From the Ground Uptag:archatlas.org,2010:http://www.archatlas.org/workshop/TWilkinson07.php2007-10-31T00:00:00+00:00Tony J. Wilkinson
A particularly common trace of ancient route systems on the ground is the 'hollow way'. In the Middle East hollow ways, like their counterparts in the UK and Europe, appear as long, usually straight valleys. This paper examines the traces of these ancient route systems in the Ancient Near East according to their pattern, processes of formation, parallels elsewhere, and their function.