The project of the Italian Archaeological Expedition in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (MAIPE) of the University of Milan focuses on a small part of the Erbil plain, namely the area of Helawa/Aliawa, 27 km south-west of Erbil. In 2013 and 2015, a topographic survey with differential GPS was carried out at Helawa. The ensuing GIS-based spatial analysis of diagnostic materials made it possible to reconstruct the site’s main occupational phases and estimating its extension at different times in its history. In this paper, we will focus on additional aspects that emerged from our spatial analysis. The distribution of selected categories of finds (e.g., furnace wasters, lithic artefacts) throughout the site points to possible functional distinctions. Furthermore, our analysis of morphological data bears witness to processes of multilayer deposition and erosion, which contributed to shaping the site’s mound morphology through time.
Managing Survey Data from Helawa, Erbil Plain (Kurdistan Region of Iraq) / A. Vacca, D. Moscone, P. Rosati (WEST & EAST. MONOGRAFIE). - In: Proceedings of the 5. Broadening Horizons Conference (Udine 5-8 June 2017). 1: From the prehistory of Upper Mesopotamia to the Bronze and Iron Age societies of the Levant / [a cura di] M. Iamoni. - Prima edizione. - Ebook. - [s.l] : Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2020. - ISBN 9788855110464. - pp. 107-124 (( Intervento presentato al 5. convegno Broadening Horizons tenutosi a Udine nel 2017.
|Titolo:||Managing Survey Data from Helawa, Erbil Plain (Kurdistan Region of Iraq)|
VACCA, AGNESE (Primo) (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||GIS; spatial analysis; predictive analysis; slope analysis; Late Chalcolithic; Helawa; Iraqi Kurdistan|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore L-OR/05 - Archeologia e Storia Dell'Arte Del Vicino Oriente Antico|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|