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Title: Quantification of Burial Mounds in Yambol District, Ancient Thrace
Author(s): WEISSOVA, Barbora
Journal: Ancient West & East
Volume: 15    Date: 2016   
Pages: 113-127
DOI: 10.2143/AWE.15.0.3167466

Abstract :
The present study compiles results from the Burial Mounds Project (BUM), which verified nearly 500 features in Yambol district. The macro-regional study focuses on the quantification of burial mounds in the entire district. The number is further refined by the micro-regional study in Elkhovo municipality, part of the macro-region. The results enable us to consider the pros and cons of utilising topographical maps of different scales and satellite imagery for determining mounds. The study also attempts to quantify the rate and the speed of the decline of the burial mounds as well as to identify major factors contributing to their decay.

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