Exploring the lower settlements of Iron Age capitals in Anatolia and Syria

@article{Osborne2017ExploringTL,
  title={Exploring the lower settlements of Iron Age capitals in Anatolia and Syria},
  author={James F. Osborne},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={2017},
  volume={91},
  pages={90 - 107}
}
Abstract The capital cities of early Iron Age Syria and Anatolia have been extensively excavated, but their lower towns—where most of the populace actually lived—remain under-explored. In 2014, an intensive surface survey was undertaken across the 16ha lower town of Tell Tayinat, capital city of the Iron Age kingdom of Patina, in what is now southern Turkey. Results indicate clear spatial distinction between dense and sparsely occupied zones, an uneven distribution of wealth and localised craft… Expand
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