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Title: In the Shadow of Ararat
Subtitle: Intensive Surveys in the Araxes River Region, Naxçivan, Azerbaijan
Author(s): PARKER, Bradley J. , RISTVET, Lauren , BAXŞƏLIYEV, Veli , AŞUROV, Səfər , HEADMAN, Alex
Volume: 37 Date: 2011
This paper presents the results of intensive archaeological surveys carried out at the confluence of the in Arpaçay and the Araxes Rivers, in the province of Sharur (Şərur), in the region of Naxçivan, Azerbaijan. The goals of the project were threefold. First, the survey team’s intention was to conduct an intensive pedestrian survey of the agricultural fields around the important Iron Age fortress of Oğlanqala in an effort to locate and record small sites within its immediate environs. Second, we set out to map and make systematic archaeological collections of a number of Middle Iron Age fortresses known to exist in the hills surrounding the Arpaçay River. Our third objective was to map and make systematic archaeological collections from eight Early Transcaucasian (ETC) sites identified in the region.