Archaeological and Geological Research for the Reconstruction of Settlement and Habitation Models along Hadzhiyska River and the Southern Slopes of Eminska Mountain, Bulgaria

Authors

  • Zhivko Uzunov New Bulgarian University
  • Bilyana Kostova New Bulgarian University
  • Boyan Dumanov New Bulgarian University
  • Irena Dimitrova New Bulgarian University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33919/ansd.20-21.6.4

Keywords:

geoarchaeology, archaeological sites, prolluvial Holocene sediments

Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to present the fieldwork results of
archaeological and geological investigations in the area of Hadjiyska river and the southern slopes
of Eminska Stara Planina in Bulgaria. The area of interest is home to a large number of
archeological findings dating back from the Late Antiquity (4-6th c.) and the Middle Ages (7-18th
c.), and fewer from older periods (prehistorical, Thracian and Roman periods). Geological
observations show presence of alluvial, prolluvial-delluvial, and prolluvial hollocen sediments.
Combining the results of archaeological and geological research allowed for (i) the verification of
the hypothesis that older archaeological objects are covered by accumulated sediments, and (ii) an
attempt to look into the livelihood in the area.

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Published

2021-11-19

How to Cite

Uzunov, Z., Kostova, B., Dumanov, B., & Dimitrova, I. (2021). Archaeological and Geological Research for the Reconstruction of Settlement and Habitation Models along Hadzhiyska River and the Southern Slopes of Eminska Mountain, Bulgaria. Annual of Natural Sciences Department, 6, 36–46. https://doi.org/10.33919/ansd.20-21.6.4