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The form and abandonment of the city of kuik-mardan, otrar oasis, Kazakhstan in the early islamic period

Dawkes, GA; Toonen, W; Macklin, M; Jorayev, G; (2019) The form and abandonment of the city of kuik-mardan, otrar oasis, Kazakhstan in the early islamic period. Journal of Islamic Archaeology , 6 (2) pp. 137-152. 10.1558/jia.37961.

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Abstract

A joint Kazakh-British archaeological initiative undertook a survey and excavation of the city of Kuik-Mardan, one of the largest of the seventy or so known settlements in the Otrar oasis on the Syr-Darya river, Kazakhstan. Several complimentary field techniques were employed including unmanned aerial vehicle photomapping and an extensive programme of radiometric dating. The radiocarbon dates obtained are the first for any city in the oasis and allow more confident interpretations of the experience of the city to be ventured. Also undertaken was a geoarchaeological investigation of the surrounding irrigation and water supply canal system. Key results include its wholesale destruction during the 6th to 7th century and the form of the later occupation of the city.

Type: Article
Title: The form and abandonment of the city of kuik-mardan, otrar oasis, Kazakhstan in the early islamic period
DOI: 10.1558/jia.37961
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1558/jia.37961
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Islamization, Central Asia, urban archaeology
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology ASE
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10097362
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