Landscapes of Terror and Control: Imperial Impacts in Paphlagonia

  title={Landscapes of Terror and Control: Imperial Impacts in Paphlagonia},
  author={Roger Matthews},
  journal={Near Eastern Archaeology},
  pages={200 - 211}
  • R. Matthews
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • History
  • Near Eastern Archaeology
The region of north-central Anatolia, known to the Romans as Paphlagonia, was always a backwater populated by rough and troublesome tribes. A new archaeological survey has recovered evidence for distinctive settlement patterns from two major periods of the Paphlagonian past. The survey has revealed a network of fortified sites, tracks and look-out posts from the middle of the second millennium BCE that bear testimony to the efforts of the Hittite kings to control the belicose tribes that… 

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