SARchaeology—Detecting Palaeochannels Based on High Resolution Radar Data and Their Impact of Changes in the Settlement Pattern in Cilicia (Turkey)

Rutishauser, Susanne Muriel; Erasmi, Stefan; Rosenbauer, Ralph; Buchbach, Ralf (2017). SARchaeology—Detecting Palaeochannels Based on High Resolution Radar Data and Their Impact of Changes in the Settlement Pattern in Cilicia (Turkey). Geosciences, 7(4), p. 109. MDPI 10.3390/geosciences7040109

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The fertile alluvial plain of Cilicia is bordered by the Taurus and Amanus mountain ranges to the west, north and east and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Since the Neolithic Period, Plain Cilicia was an important interface between Anatolia and the Levant. The alluvial plain is dominated by three rivers: Tarsus, Seyhan and Ceyhan. The avulsion history of the lower course of the rivers Seyhan and Ceyhan during the Holocene remains an unresolved issue. The knowledge about how former river courses have changed is essential for the identification of ancient toponyms with archaeological sites. The analysis of silted up riverbeds based on high-resolution digital elevation models (TanDEM-X) and historic satellite imagery (CORONA) in this paper provide the first indications for the reconstruction of former river channels. Further evidence is given by the evaluation of the settlement patterns from 3rd to 1st millennium BC.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of Archaeological Sciences > Near Eastern Archaeology

UniBE Contributor:

Rutishauser, Susanne Muriel; Erasmi, Stefan and Rosenbauer, Ralph

Subjects:

900 History > 930 History of ancient world (to ca. 499)

ISSN:

2076-3263

Publisher:

MDPI

Language:

English

Submitter:

Susanne Muriel Rutishauser

Date Deposited:

30 May 2018 13:53

Last Modified:

30 May 2018 13:53

Publisher DOI:

10.3390/geosciences7040109

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.114141

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/114141

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