Altyn Depe

Decimal degrees: 36.85784N, 60.43232 E; WGS84.
UTM: 41S, 271091(e), 4082180(n); WGS84.
Confidence: 9 = Very Good, co-ordinate very likely to be correct.


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Pathways and Highways Toby Wilkinson, University of Sheffield
Pathways and highways: routes in Bronze Age Eurasia (Oct. 2009)
This visual essay explores the possibility of delineating two different types of routes, "pathways" and "highways", and the extent to which archaeology can help to analyse them. The technologies of cost-raster GIS analysis are introduced and applied to two case studies in Eastern Anatolia and Western Central Asia, c. 3000-1000 BC. It is to be hoped that the highlighted patterns, combined with a knowledge of contemporary material transformations, will provide insights into the processes of socio-economic change across these reconstructed networks of interaction.
Sites from Satellites: Altyn Depe, Turkmenistan Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Altyn Depe, Turkmenistan (2004)
Seen from space, Altyn Depe is a major Bronze Age centre (third and second millennia BC) in Turkmenistan, overlooking the Tedzen delta.


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How to cite this page: 'OpenAtlas Site Information: Altyn Depe', ArchAtlas, Version 4.1,, Accessed: 17 October 2018