The state of theocracy: defining an early medieval hinterland in Sri Lanka

@article{Coningham2007TheSO,
  title={The state of theocracy: defining an early medieval hinterland in Sri Lanka},
  author={Robin A.E. Coningham and Prishanta Gunawardhana and Mark Manuel and Gamini Adikari and Mangala Katugampola and Ruth Young and Armin Schmidt and K. Krishnan and Ian A. Simpson and Gerry Mcdonnell and Cathy Batt},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={2007},
  volume={81},
  pages={699 - 719}
}
The ancient Sri Lankan city of Anuradhapura is currently the subject of one of the world's largest and most intensive archaeological research projects. Having traced its growth from an Iron Age village to a medieval city, the research team now moves to the task of modelling the surrounding landscape. Three seasons of fieldwork have located numerous sites of which the most prominent in the urban period are monasteries. Here is a clue about how the early urban hinterland was managed which has… 

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