By K. Ashhan Yener, K. Aslihan Yener
The result of the Amuq Valley neighborhood tasks (AVRP) awarded during this quantity are the result of 8 seasons of in depth fieldwork (1995-2002) representing the 1st part of a long-range, broadly-based archaeological research within the Hatay zone of southern Turkey. From its inception the study was once conceived as a sequence of coordinated box tasks. The specific and expansive scope of the local venture originated from a couple of theoretical and methodological concerns. inspired partially via its power for supplying the exam of interactions among technological advancements, advanced social associations, normal assets, and the surroundings, the unique Oriental Institute venture (then known as the Syro-Hittite day trip) within the Nineteen Thirties was once officially reactivated in 1995. the tactic of taking a local method with a chain of associated box tasks demonstrated an strange multi-institutional laboratory to analyze key issues that it's was hoping will supply motives approximately local and interregional relationships. The preliminary level of the examine process eager about contextualising the settlements by way of survey, by way of site-specific investigations sooner than the resumption of recent excavations. The neighborhood surveys unique the Amuq Valley (the simple of Antioch, at the present time Antakya) and the delta of the Orontes River (today Samandag). Artifactual and micro-scale reports have been the point of interest of the 3rd scale of investigations.
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