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CITY WALLS AND NOMADS:ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARALLELS IN THE POST-HELLENISTIC AND MEDIEVAL PERIODS

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Art-Sanat
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  • Archaeology

Abstract

Article concerns one of the weakly studied topics in Central Asian archaeology specifically category of the sites with waste free space between the fortification wall and citadel in the center. Usually on this space there no traces of any permanent buildings. Author suggests seeing in this type the transitional form from nomadic type of city with yurts located inside the walls around the central construction (yurt or palace of the leader) to the sedentary form. In the article there are examples of these sites in Central Asia of ancient and medieval periods. Keywords: Central Asia, archaeology, nomad, city walls, settlement, sedentary

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