Ghent University Academic Bibliography

Advanced

Geoarchaeological study of the Achaemenid dam of Sad-i Didegan (Fars, Iran)

Tijs De Schacht UGent, Morgan De Dapper UGent, Ali Asadi, Yves Ubelmann and Rémy Boucharlat (2012) GEOMORPHOLOGIE-RELIEF PROCESSUS ENVIRONNEMENT. p.91-108
abstract
Constructed during the Achaemenid period, the Sad-i Didegan dam represents a well-preserved example of a system of ancient water control and provides an interesting case study hinting at the regional character of such investments. The study of the site has allowed for a detailed description of the monument and as such provides a more profound comprehension of the measures devoted to water control and the economic importance for the wider Pasargadae countryside. The field survey of the dam's surroundings reveals the dam to have been well planned within the natural, pre-dam configuration of the valley, with all major raw resources available at a local scale. Though the actual hydrological and landscape impact of the dam may well have been rather modest, the construction of the dam would have required a high labour input over a considerable construction period. Moreover, estimates of canal discharge and reservoir volume indicate the scale and capacity of the dam largely exceeded a strict local use. Combining both archaeological and geoarchaeological data, we are able to conclude that the site functioned within a more regional effort of catchment control, thus controlling discharge for the downstream arable surfaces. It would have done so in conjunction with other dams in the region such as the potentially linked site of Sad-i Shahidabad.
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
year
type
journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
AGE, PASARGADAE, flood prevention, CLIMATE, LAKE, VEGETATION, BASIN, Zagros, check dams, Pasargadae, Achaemenid empire (550-330 BC)
journal title
GEOMORPHOLOGIE-RELIEF PROCESSUS ENVIRONNEMENT
Géomorphologie
issue
1
pages
91 - 108
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000302850100008
JCR category
GEOSCIENCES, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
0.646 (2012)
JCR rank
142/170 (2012)
JCR quartile
4 (2012)
ISSN
1266-5304
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
id
2109995
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2109995
date created
2012-05-22 09:19:27
date last changed
2015-06-17 10:02:54
@article{2109995,
  abstract     = {Constructed during the Achaemenid period, the Sad-i Didegan dam represents a well-preserved example of a system of ancient water control and provides an interesting case study hinting at the regional character of such investments. The study of the site has allowed for a detailed description of the monument and as such provides a more profound comprehension of the measures devoted to water control and the economic importance for the wider Pasargadae countryside. The field survey of the dam's surroundings reveals the dam to have been well planned within the natural, pre-dam configuration of the valley, with all major raw resources available at a local scale. Though the actual hydrological and landscape impact of the dam may well have been rather modest, the construction of the dam would have required a high labour input over a considerable construction period. Moreover, estimates of canal discharge and reservoir volume indicate the scale and capacity of the dam largely exceeded a strict local use. Combining both archaeological and geoarchaeological data, we are able to conclude that the site functioned within a more regional effort of catchment control, thus controlling discharge for the downstream arable surfaces. It would have done so in conjunction with other dams in the region such as the potentially linked site of Sad-i Shahidabad.},
  author       = {De Schacht, Tijs and De Dapper, Morgan and Asadi, Ali and Ubelmann, Yves and Boucharlat, R{\'e}my},
  issn         = {1266-5304},
  journal      = {GEOMORPHOLOGIE-RELIEF PROCESSUS ENVIRONNEMENT},
  keyword      = {AGE,PASARGADAE,flood prevention,CLIMATE,LAKE,VEGETATION,BASIN,Zagros,check dams,Pasargadae,Achaemenid empire (550-330 BC)},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {91--108},
  title        = {Geoarchaeological study of the Achaemenid dam of Sad-i Didegan (Fars, Iran)},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
De Schacht, Tijs, Morgan De Dapper, Ali Asadi, Yves Ubelmann, and Rémy Boucharlat. 2012. “Geoarchaeological Study of the Achaemenid Dam of Sad-i Didegan (Fars, Iran).” Geomorphologie-relief Processus Environnement (1): 91–108.
APA
De Schacht, T., De Dapper, M., Asadi, A., Ubelmann, Y., & Boucharlat, R. (2012). Geoarchaeological study of the Achaemenid dam of Sad-i Didegan (Fars, Iran). GEOMORPHOLOGIE-RELIEF PROCESSUS ENVIRONNEMENT, (1), 91–108.
Vancouver
1.
De Schacht T, De Dapper M, Asadi A, Ubelmann Y, Boucharlat R. Geoarchaeological study of the Achaemenid dam of Sad-i Didegan (Fars, Iran). GEOMORPHOLOGIE-RELIEF PROCESSUS ENVIRONNEMENT. 2012;(1):91–108.
MLA
De Schacht, Tijs, Morgan De Dapper, Ali Asadi, et al. “Geoarchaeological Study of the Achaemenid Dam of Sad-i Didegan (Fars, Iran).” GEOMORPHOLOGIE-RELIEF PROCESSUS ENVIRONNEMENT 1 (2012): 91–108. Print.