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Durham University

Department of Archaeology

All Research Projects

Publication details

Wilkinson, Tony, J. & Peltenburg, Edgar (2010). Carchemish in Context: Surveys in the Hinterland of a Major Iron Age City. Bulletin for the Council for British Research in the Levant 5(1): 11-20.

Author(s) from Durham


The Land of Carchemish Project has now undertaken four seasons of archaeological surveys in the region of Jerablus, Syria. The project has now demonstrated that the areas away from the Euphrates can provide a wide range of information on the development of landscape and settlement that complements that derived from the excavation of archaeological sites in the main valley. One of the key results to emerge is that there has been a significant shift from the pre-existing agro-pastoral tell-based communities of the Bronze Age and Chalcolithic periods towards a phase of settlement dispersal. This has not only affected the river valleys, but also the eroded limestone valleys and upland plains, and has significant implications for our understanding of the environment of the region.

Department of Archaeology

Scottish Soldiers Project

Cooperating with the Palace Museum in China