Landscapes

Current LOL research projects centered on landscape include:

Project: Remote sensing at the site of Gegharot, Armenia: New insights into the organization of Late Bronze Age settlement.

Project Coordinators: Jeffrey Leon, Adam T. Smith (Cornell), &  Ian Lindsay (Purdue)
Status: Ongoing

Description: A geophysical survey of the Late Bronze Age site using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR).  GPR results are being cross-referenced to the results of a prior magnetometry survey at the site to generate a details portrait of possible subsurface feature.  The results of this research are providing a new view on unexcavated portions of the site and allowing for more targeted probes.

Publications: Initial results of the comparative geophysical research at Gegharot and Tsaghkahovit have been published in Antiquity 88 (2014): 578-595.

Project: Remote sensing at the site of Tsaghkahovit, Armenia: empire, satrapy, and settlement in the Iron 3 (Achaemenid) period.

Project Coordinator: Jeffrey Leon
Collaborators: Lori Khatchadourian, Catherine Kearns
Status: Ongoing

Description: A geophysical survey of portions of the Iron 3 town using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR).