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Early Iron Age burial mounds in the Altay Mountains: from survey to analysis

Wouter Gheyle UGent, Alain De Wulf UGent, Eduard P Dvornikov, Alexander V Ebel, Rudi Goossens UGent and Jean Bourgeois UGent (2016) Tumulus as sema : space, politics, culture and religion in the First Millennium BC. In Topoi–Berlin Studies of the Ancient World = Topoi–Berliner Studien Der Alten Welt 27. p.719-732
abstract
An on-going Altay Mountains Survey Project at Ghent University in Belgium studies the archaeological landscape of the Altay Mountains since 2003. The project is directed by Prof. Dr. Jean Bourgeois and dr. Wouter Gheyle, and is done in cooperation with the Department of Geography (Prof. Dr. Rudi Goossens and Prof. Dr. Alain De Wulf). At the time of the Tumulistanbul meeting, six archaeological survey campaigns were executed to gather field data. This yielded a voluminous database with information about 12,047 archaeological structures.3 Burial mounds are certainly the most common features, with the tumuli or kurgans of the Early Iron Age (roughly 9th–2nd century BC) as the best-known examples. Our detailed site plans, combined with the resulting database, enable us to study the internal layout of the burial complexes and their geographical distribution. There are clear variations, sometimes linked with different research areas (higher valleys as opposed to lower areas, etc.). The paper will highlight several of these aspects.
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subject
keyword
burial complexes, survey, Altay Mountains, archaeological landscape, analysis
book title
Tumulus as sema : space, politics, culture and religion in the First Millennium BC
editor
Olivier Henry and Ute Kelp
series title
Topoi–Berlin Studies of the Ancient World = Topoi–Berliner Studien Der Alten Welt
volume
27
pages
719 - 732
publisher
De Gruyter
place of publication
Berlin, Germany
ISBN
9783110267501
DOI
10.1515/9783110267501-042
language
English
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yes
classification
B2
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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7139396
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7139396
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2016-03-08 21:09:20
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  abstract     = {An on-going Altay Mountains Survey Project at Ghent University in Belgium studies the archaeological landscape of the Altay Mountains since 2003. The project is directed by Prof. Dr. Jean Bourgeois and dr. Wouter Gheyle, and is done in cooperation with the Department of Geography (Prof. Dr. Rudi Goossens and Prof. Dr. Alain De Wulf). At the time of the Tumulistanbul meeting, six archaeological survey campaigns were executed to gather field data. This yielded a voluminous database with information about 12,047 archaeological structures.3 Burial mounds are certainly the most common features, with the tumuli or kurgans of the Early Iron Age (roughly 9th--2nd century BC) as the best-known examples. Our detailed site plans, combined with the resulting database, enable us to study the internal layout of the burial complexes and their geographical distribution. There are clear variations, sometimes linked with different research areas (higher valleys as opposed to lower areas, etc.). The paper will highlight several of these aspects.},
  author       = {Gheyle, Wouter and De Wulf, Alain and Dvornikov, Eduard P and Ebel, Alexander V and Goossens, Rudi and Bourgeois, Jean},
  booktitle    = {Tumulus as sema : space, politics, culture and religion in the First Millennium BC},
  editor       = {Henry, Olivier and Kelp, Ute},
  isbn         = {9783110267501},
  keyword      = {burial complexes,survey,Altay Mountains,archaeological landscape,analysis},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {719--732},
  publisher    = {De Gruyter},
  series       = {Topoi--Berlin Studies of the Ancient World = Topoi--Berliner Studien Der Alten Welt},
  title        = {Early Iron Age burial mounds in the Altay Mountains: from survey to analysis},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783110267501-042},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2016},
}

Chicago
Gheyle, Wouter, Alain De Wulf, Eduard P Dvornikov, Alexander V Ebel, Rudi Goossens, and Jean Bourgeois. 2016. “Early Iron Age Burial Mounds in the Altay Mountains: From Survey to Analysis.” In Tumulus as Sema : Space, Politics, Culture and Religion in the First Millennium BC, ed. Olivier Henry and Ute Kelp, 27:719–732. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter.
APA
Gheyle, Wouter, De Wulf, A., Dvornikov, E. P., Ebel, A. V., Goossens, R., & Bourgeois, J. (2016). Early Iron Age burial mounds in the Altay Mountains: from survey to analysis. In O. Henry & U. Kelp (Eds.), Tumulus as sema : space, politics, culture and religion in the First Millennium BC (Vol. 27, pp. 719–732). Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter.
Vancouver
1.
Gheyle W, De Wulf A, Dvornikov EP, Ebel AV, Goossens R, Bourgeois J. Early Iron Age burial mounds in the Altay Mountains: from survey to analysis. In: Henry O, Kelp U, editors. Tumulus as sema : space, politics, culture and religion in the First Millennium BC. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter; 2016. p. 719–32.
MLA
Gheyle, Wouter, Alain De Wulf, Eduard P Dvornikov, et al. “Early Iron Age Burial Mounds in the Altay Mountains: From Survey to Analysis.” Tumulus as Sema : Space, Politics, Culture and Religion in the First Millennium BC. Ed. Olivier Henry & Ute Kelp. Vol. 27. Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter, 2016. 719–732. Print.