Tell al-Hawa

Decimal degrees: 36.747803N, 42.301593 E; WGS84.
UTM: 38S, 259090(e), 4070291(n); WGS84.
Confidence: 7 = Medium, co-ordinate may be imprecise. Suggest co-ordinate ->

 

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Ancient Near Eastern Route Systems Tony J. Wilkinson, Department of Archaeology, University of Durham
Ancient Near Eastern Route Systems: From the Ground Up (Nov. 2007)
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.
Tellspotting Andrew Sherratt
Tellspotting (2006)
How do we know where sites are? In the arc from south-east Europe to north-west India, early farming sites often form prominent mounds (known from the Arabic term as tell settlements). Such sites were often occupied over many millennia, and some of them grew into major cities during the Bronze Age – though thereafter settlement tended to shift to new locations away from the mounds. These early settlement-mounds form characteristic features of the landscape, and in fact are visible from space. Release of data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission in 2000 has provided the opportunity to identify the positions of many known archaeological sites of this type and to recognise others. Tellspotting is now not only an agreeable hobby, but has a high-tech methodology: an invaluable tool in reconstructing settlement-history and a means of inventorizing these outstanding sources of archaeological information.

 

  Site Condition, Preservation and Accessibility
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Site accessibility to general public:
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Map showing historical imagery where available

 



How to cite this page: 'OpenAtlas Site Information: Tell al-Hawa', ArchAtlas, Version 4.1, http://www.archatlas.org/openatlas/oashow.php?s=112, Accessed: 17 December 2017